Birthday Criss-Cross

Good morning!
Today's card is from my December card class at work. Ages ago I know, but our theme that month was female birthday and I my goal was to share an idea for a little more involved card with my group. I think they liked it, and it gave them the opportunity to explore a new fold.
We started with two half sheets of Wild Wasabi cut 4.25 x 11 and scored at 5.5 inches. A diagonal cut was made from the fold toward the lower outside corner on both pieces and then the rectangular portions were overlapped and adhered together. Both triangular flaps were covered with coordinating designer papers. This is done by cutting a 4 x 5.25 piece of dsp and cutting it diagonally to make two triangles. The stripe on the right is the print on the reverse side of the So Saffron on white floral pattern on the left. The belly band is a 12 x 2 strip of another pattern that we wrapped around the card to size for folds and overlap and then punched with the Fiskars Threading Water edge punch. Doing it this way enables you to punch both the front and back of the belly band at one time. I don't recommend doing it this way if you're using cardstock for your belly band however.
Next we stamped the scallop circle sentiment, the Bashful Blue Flower and the So Saffron flower center on Neenah Solar White. These pieces were then either punched or hand trimmed. We punched two more scallop circles from So Saffron and Wild Wasabi to layer with the sentiment, tied the ribbon in place and then used dimensionals to mount the sentiment to the outer pocket of the card.
The interior of the card is a 5.25 x 4 panel of So Saffron and a 5 x 3.75 panel of Neenah Solar White. The white is stamped with the large flourish from Priceless and then the large flower is added with a dimensional to pop it up past the front flap of the pocket.
A birthday greeting on the inside and a little glitter finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!
S: Stampendous Birthday Messages, Priceless, In the Spotlight
P: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Neenah Solar White, Delicate Dots DSP
I: Bashful Blue, So Saffron
A: dimensionals, 5/8˝ circle punch, 1 1/2 and 1 3/4˝ scallop circle punches, Fiskars Threading Water edge punch, ribbon, 2 way glue, glitter

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