DH: Can you make me a birthday card for work, please?
Me: Of course darling, who's it for?
DH: (In a voice of doom) A male colleague (Cue thunder and lightening!)
Me: (Swallowing) No problem. When do you want it by?
DH: (Casually) Tomorrow.
I actually made a prototype card first, just using paper, as there was quite a lot of measuring to work out before I put everything together. The card is 5x7" but then I went into metric for everything else (The joys of going to school in the '70's!) I cut a 7cm x 7cm square in white card and stamped the flourish image in the centre of it, then cut the centre piece, which is actually on dimensionals for the centre and stamped it with the Happy Birthday stamp. Then I cut both side pieces 70 x 44mm to fit in the end sections. Obviously if you want to use a rectangular piece in the centre, you'd have to adjust your side pieces accordingly. I've stamped the side panels with the small individual stamps from the same stamp set.
I thoroughly enjoyed making this card and am keeping the sketch, as I'd love to use it again.
Cardstock: SU! Night of Navy and Cajun Craze
Ink: as above
Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Thanks for looking in today, I really appreciate your comments. Unfortunately I'm off to the hospital this afternoon for a mammogram, which I'm not looking forward to in the slightest. If you are of the praying persuasion, your prayers would be much appreciated.