Monday, 21 November 2016

Birthday Celebrations at Ooh la la Creations

It's time for our final challenge of 2016 at Ooh La La Creations, and our theme is Birthday Celebrations.

I've used a pyramage topper, insert and backing paper from the Paula Oakley Collection CD which you can buy here. Anyone who knows how much I love agapanthus flowers won't be surprised by my choice of image.

I decided to make a gate fold card and used part of the insert to cover the back panel, stamping a sentiment onto it. The rest of the insert paper I used for the outer front panels, as it was a bolder design than that on the matching backing paper, which I used ion the inside.

I assembled the card before adding the layers of pyramage. This way I could check after each layer that the card stood stably - a gatefold card is easily toppled over if one panel is heavier than the other panel and the back added together. Luckily the number of layers I'd used meant the back and right hand panel were quite heavy, and I was able to use all the layers, but if it had shown any sign of toppling over I would have stopped after 3 layers.


meg said...

Love your layout and the stunning colours of the agapanthus Meg xx

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, love the pyramid technique (haven't tried it yet) beautiful flowers. I love a gatefold card.

Janice said...

Jane this is gorgeous, I so love that image too, Jx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous image and card Jane.
Hugs Julie xxx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jane, a fabulous design and great dimension.

Wynn said...

It is a beautiful image Jane and I can see how you couldn't rest it. There are some great images on that CD. Definitely worth investing in. Hugs Wynn xx