Quintessential Thanks

Good morning!

Today, I'm extending to all of you a very warm and sincere thank you for following, visiting, reading, commenting and generally enjoying what I share with you here at 5inkyfingers. It's such a joy to me to share my creations with you and so very satisfying to know that you are enjoying them.

I'll go into the explanation for today's card shortly, but first, I want to remind everyone to make sure you post a comment on my 2013 Card of the Month Club post.  I'm offering four people the chance to receive a card every month for all of 2013. All you need to do is send me a little blog love and you could win a spot. Click HERE to jump to the contest post. Also, pass the word along to your friends so they can enter too! The entry deadline is January 11th. I'll draw the winners on and send the first round of cards out on Monday, January 14th.
So, now for today's card.
We did these for my October card class and the group seemed to like the little peekaboo window idea. 

The card base is a half sheet of Kraft cut 4-1/4 x 11 and folded in half. 
We punched a scallop circle out of the front of the card to create a little window for our flowers. 
The flower is done in several layers and a trio of colors. We stamped the Quintessential Flower twice in Cherry Cobbler and once each in Pumpkin Pie and Dusty Durango. 
Next, we punched the Dusty Durango flower with the 1-3/4 scallop punch and again with the 2-1/2 inch scallop punch. One of the Cherry cobbler flowers was punched with the 2-1/2 inch scallop punch and a smaller 1-1/2 inch scallop punch. The other was punched with the 1-3/4 scallop punch and a 5/8 inch circle punch. Finally, the Pumpkin Pie flower is punched with a 1 inch circle punch. 

Assembly is as follows: 
The two punched Dusty Durango pieces are adhered to the outer rim of the front window and centered in the window to the inside of the card.  The larger scalloped rim of the Cherry Cobbler flower was adhered around the center scallop circle on the inside of the card and the smaller scalloped circle is popped up on foam dimensionals in the center. The Pumpkin Pie circle is added next on another layer of dimensionals with a gold brad in the center. 

The DP strip is trimmed with a punched Cherry Cobbler border and adhered to the left edge of the card. The sentiment was stamped with Cherry Cobbler along the bottom right and the smallest Cherry Cobbler circle was added with a gold brad in the center along the bottom of the DP strip.  
     
 Have a great day everyone, and don't forget to enter the 2013 Card of the Month contest!

 
S: Quintessential Flower, Paper Smooches: Simply Said
P: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Neenah Solar White, Jillibean Soup Orange Sugar DP
I: Cherry Cobbler, Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie
A: Fiskars: Threading Water edge punch, scallop circle punches, circle punches, gold brads, foam dimensionals

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