Friday 26 April 2013

Those who wander...

Hello everyone!

Hope you are enjoying the Spring weather :D I am thoroughly enjoying the bright, long days. Long may they last!!

This is the card I made for my brother and his girlfriend, they emigrated to Canada during the week.

I used the "My Mind's Eye" 6x6 paper pack, "Follow your Heart". This was the only printed paper I had, that had any relevance to the theme of card needed. (Thankfully I haven't had to make many cards for people leaving, as I would be a constant emotional mess!!)

I cut a strip of teal board to the width of the A5 card front (210mm wide) and then cut a piece of tan coloured board to fit the printed piece of paper. I embossed this with my most loved embossing folder, the Honeycomb! I used a few strips of printed paper for a bit of height.

I had some chipboard honeycomb (that I would dearly love to know where I buy more from!!) that I stuck down on top of some canvas that was folded accordion style and died with an ink pad. I then used the frayed parts of the canvas as a tie for the charm.

I used a mask and ink pad to colour up the edges of the card. With an ink blending tool, I inked up a canvas flower to tone in with the card, and stuck a button on top. 

I used some beautiful polka dotted washi tape also, cutting the bottom to tie in with the "flags" on the printed paper.

I then used the ink blending tool to ink up the edges of the card also.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
DRS Designs - Challenge 67 Pastels
Happy Campers - Challenge No. 15
My Heart Pieces - Embossing
Southern Girls Challenge - Button Up or Show some Flair
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a wonderful Spring day also!



Michelle said...

LOVE it Eithne!! :-)
It turned out really great. :-)
Michelle xx

Unknown said...

Thanks Michelle! It is not a colour scheme I would normally work with, so I was happy with the outcome!!

Shelia said...

Beautiful color combo and I really like all the details. I'm certain your brother will love this!! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week!

Emily said...

Oh, that is really beautiful Eithne! Sadly I didn't get to see it in the flesh, YET!! I love the colour scheme, the wording, oh, everything. Just gorgeous! :)

Janett said...

Great colors and details. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Love it!
Awesome of you to join us at charisma!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous collage look! I hope all goes well for them! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs!

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Love all of the pretty papers!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Eva Marie said...

Lovely card ♥
Thanks for playing at SGC

May said...

Love this card, The colours are Fabulous... Beautiful design too... Hugs May x x x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Lovely card. thank you for joining us at My Heart Pieces challenge. Marlene DT

Unknown said...

Thank you :D

Unknown said...

Thanks for the challenge and comment :)

Unknown said...

Thank you :)