It's time for our final challenge of 2016 at Ooh La La Creations, and our theme is Birthday Celebrations.
I've used a pyramage topper, insert and backing paper from the Paula Oakley Collection CD which you can buy here. Anyone who knows how much I love agapanthus flowers won't be surprised by my choice of image.
I decided to make a gate fold card and used part of the insert to cover the back panel, stamping a sentiment onto it. The rest of the insert paper I used for the outer front panels, as it was a bolder design than that on the matching backing paper, which I used ion the inside.
I assembled the card before adding the layers of pyramage. This way I could check after each layer that the card stood stably - a gatefold card is easily toppled over if one panel is heavier than the other panel and the back added together. Luckily the number of layers I'd used meant the back and right hand panel were quite heavy, and I was able to use all the layers, but if it had shown any sign of toppling over I would have stopped after 3 layers.