Not me, but someone we know is off to Peru to do some voluntary work, which means of course…another excuse to make a card…. I thought I would combine a good luck card with the LESS IS MORE CHALLENGE “Cut it out”
I hadn’t considered framing the map until I saw the challenge and I must say I think that the great benefit of challenges, is it makes you consider different possibilities.
Once again the challenge lent itself to proper cardmaking equipment to create an aperture (badly wanted my cricut for this one….or my punches at least)but for my self imposed blog rules…… that left me with my trusty scalpel or scissors …..trouble is…. I am truly scissorly (not a proper word!!) challenged….and a bit lethal with a knife to!!
After printing a map the appropriate size, I placed a piece of copier paper over the image and with a pencil, lightly traced where I wanted to cut (needed to make sure Peru was visible).
To create the base card I used a 13 x 29.5 off cut of white card
I put the paper template over the base card and cut over the lines with the knife.
After positioning the card pieces over the map I attached them in place with 3d foam pads, then scored the top fold and trimmed the excess from the back panel…..it all finished off with a greeting printed from the pc.
…….and you know what I said about me and knives…..well when I was putting the lid back on….. I managed to take a slice out of my finger!!
…at least I did less damage than poor Paul Daniels…..