HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome to the January Creating Kindness blog hop!! We have a fabulous fancy fold card for you this month called a Bendi Card! I think I may have made one a looooong time ago, so it was fun to try out this unusual card fold again. We are also delighted to have New Zealand's newest Artisan Design Team member, Angela Meiritz-Reid, join in as guest designer this month!
The Beach Happy stamp set was a must have from the new Occasions catalogue. It is summer here in the South Pacific so it will get plenty of use, but it was also a perfect choice to create my Bendi card and make a beach scene. Can you just imagine relaxing in that deck chair?
There are plenty of Bendi card tutorials around that explain how to make one but I used Jenny Hall's tutorial as a reminder. It was quick and easy to follow! I did cheat a little and use one of the framelits from In the Woods Framelit Dies to create the curved angles on my front panels rather than hand cutting them. I sponged in my sky, sea and sand dune background before deciding the placement of beach chair, hat and basket.
This was such a fun card to make that I have other versions percolating in my mind now! Next up on the hop is the very talented Danielle Bennenk, just click the button below to visit!
Blog Hop Participants
1. - Guest Designer – New Zealand
7. - UK
9. - Australia
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