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I had another request for a card from the boss of our carers. One of the carers who works a different route to ours was retiring and she wanted a special card to give her.
Without knowing the woman and her likes or plans for the future I didn’t have a particular theme or colour to go with, but I remembered that the carers all ware red tunics, so I decided to go with extravegant and red for the card.
What I Did
Having set up paper and stamp in my stamping platform I put the flitter glue on the foam, applied it to the stamp and stamped the image. I then applied the guilding flakes, patted them on and rubbed them off using the scoochy.
The image was then coloured in using an assorment of Prism Craft Markers.
I measured the box I had and cut and scored some Centura cardstock to make a card that would fit inside. I also put a second score half way up the front to make it into an easel card. A further piece of cardstock was cut the same size as the front to make the easel front.
I cut out two layers from the foiled sheet using the matching die before cutting some mats from the red paper and Centura cardstock.
I build up the layers on the front attaching using fingerlift tape for flat layers and foam tape for raised layers, finishing off with the cut out rose that I’d shaped a bit.
I had some fabric flowers I’d bought and made from a kit, but none of the colours were quite right for this project so I used one of the red Craft Markers I’d used on the image to colour three white roses to match.
I printed out a suitable greeting and cut it out.
Red paper and Centura Pearl mats were cut and stuck inside the card base, as well as some smaller pieces cut to use under the greeting and attached to the base using foam tape to use as a stopper bar.
I finished off by using glue gel to attach the roses and sticking on sticky back gems.
The box was also covered using the same red paper I’d used on the card, with some corner detail adding sticky back gems.
What I Used
- Recycling old box that held chocolates
- Artisan Design UK Keely’s Garden Collection 1 – Rose
- Indigo Blue Guilding Flake Items – FlitterGlu, Copper Kettle Mega Flakes, Scoochy Foam and Phat Foam
- Hunkydory Prism Craft Markers – Stamped Rose: 513, 514, 528, 538; Leaves: 421, 434; Fabric Roses: 528 or 513 (can’t remember which)
- 2 x A3 Sheet Of Centura Pearl Cardstock
- Items from a Kanban Square collection that included, dies, foiled frames to match dies, etc.
- Hunkydory red paper
- A4 120gsm white paper for printing greeting
- A4 sheet of Colour Me! Professional Stamping Card
- White Roses – coloured in with one of markers used to colour stamp
- Fingerlift Tape
- Foam Tape – white
- Pinflair Glue Gel
- Sticky Back Faux Gems
- Paper Cutter – Cutterpilar Pro
- Score Board – Hoogie Board
- Stamping Platform – We R Memory Keepers
- Crossover Die Cutting Machine
Finished Card And Box
Card standing up as an easel card.
Closeup of the Artisan Design rose coloured in.
Angled look at front showing dimension.
Closeup of roses and greetings stopper bar.
Card in box.
I have the second card that was ordered the same time as this one to blog about again, as well as more Christmas cards part done, so it shouldn’t be too long before I have another blog post to show you.
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