Good morning everyone. Hope that you are all well and happy in your hearts. I have had a happier weekend, watching men drive fast cars in Italy (the men and fast cars were in Italy rather than me sadly, lol !!!). Its been a bit of an escape and I've loved it.
Now, today there is a twofer as they are both cards I made at the request of friends and were both card styles I don't normally do. As Jackie would say, crafting without a safety net.
The first card was for a friend to give another friend who loves travel (and I mean seriously loves travel) and is currently spending his birthday in South Africa. I volunteered to do a suitcase card and then thought I had bitten off more than I could chew as I had never done anything like it before.
I made it using the faux leather technique from Sue Wilson's blog to try and get a mock croc look about it (not too sure I succeeded but I will be a bit more clued up next time).
I had bought some Docrafts stickers in a sale and I thought that they were like the ones folks used to stick on their cases years ago so on they went, front and back.
Tied the labels on with paper twine and there you go.
Sorry this got snapped in my kitchen as I was about to head out of the door with it.
I received an email from the recipient who is loving his holiday and thankfully, loved his card . . . . . phew!!!
This next card was for another friend who wanted a cutesy card for her young niece, but no fairies. That was a relief as I haven't got anything fairy on stamps CDs or paper. I only have a couple of craft CDs, one of which is Docrafts Forever Friends Black and Gold. I have the papers for this set too and they are lovely. so much so, I don't like to use them but at least I can reprint from the CD if need be.
I composed the card on the Digital Designer, printed it onto Polaroid gloss photo card, stuck it onto a folded piece of cardstock, then cut around all layers so it was shaped front and back (if that makes any sense). It doesn't show up too well as I had already bagged it and was ready to trot out of the front door, when I remembered that I hadn't photographed it. It was then just a quick snap with my phone (there is a pattern forming here lol !!!)
I had some FF ribbon for the bow on the head and the niece sentiment was cut out with a SB blossom die and attached with Nymo thread so it dangles and that's that.
Been asked to one with a rustic elephant by Thursday so that should be interesting lol !!!
That's me for today. Have a good day yourselves and lets be careful out there.