Wednesday, 28 November 2012

For a Special Friend

Hi everyone,

Today's card is one I made with a friend in mind. She has had a horrible year - her daughter moved over to Australia to live earlier this year. The daughter came back in July to get married and then returned to Australia with her husband; her son and daughter in law are due to have a baby any time now but I think my friend is feeling a little left out and would like to be able to do more with helping to prepare things for the baby, also I think there has been some disagreements between them; their business is not doing too well in the recession and worst of all, her Dad was diagnosed with cancer and is not expected to see the year out. So, A, you know who you are, this is for you!

I used the 'Snowman' CD Rom from Crafters Companion for the image and backing papers. The image is decoupaged and I cut the corners with Fiskars scissors to make a concave(?) corner on all 4 corners. I matted and layered this onto silver mirri and then onto dark blue centura pearl card. I did the same with all of the corners to make them match. I fixed two gems to the snowman for his 'coal' buttons and coloured these with a black marker as I didn't have black gems in my stash. I cut a piece of acetate that was slightly larger than the mats so that it would bow a little to add dimension. As I wanted a snow effect on this, I put dabs of  'Dries Clear' adhesive intermittently onto the acetate and then sprinkled with glitter. I then attached it to the topper with red liner tape.

I made an easel card from white cardstock. I matted and layered a darkish blue backing paper from the Cd onto silver mirri and then onto dark blue centura pearl. I did this twice. The first one was placed onto the top part of the easel and then the topper and acetate was secured to this, again using red liner tape. The second piece was placed on the bottom of the easel. Before I attached this, I attached a dark blue ribbon and then a narrower silver ribbon to the inner part of the blue ribbon. I then tied a bow using both types of ribbon and attached this to the band of blue ribbon. To make the stopper, I printed a sentiment onto card and put this through my hot foil machine using silver foil. I cut the corners to match the topper, chalked it with mid blue chalk to match the lighter backing paper and matted and layered this onto silver mirri and then onto the dark blue centura pearl. I secured this to the card using silicone glue. I cut some snowflakes from white card using the Pot Pourri Cricut cartridge and chalked these also with the chalk. I attached a silver gem to the centre of each of the snowflakes and then  attached the snowflakes to the card.

The acetate cover, bowed to give dimension.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:-
Kraftyhands - Christmas Creations - use at least one Crafters Companion or Kraftyhands product
My Craft Creations - All Things Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the Bling
Crafters Companion - Favourite Colour Combination - use at least one Crafters Companion product
Glitter n Sparkle - Number 8 - Ribbon and or lace
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Number 33 - Use at least two ribbons

Thank you for calling by.

Happy crafting.

Wendy xx