Thursday, 25 April 2013

Amanda - 50 today (Well yesterday, actually)

Hi all,

Here is a card that I made for my friend Amanda who was 50 yesterday. She told me that she thought I was only 1 or 2 years older than her. Bless her, I'm 5 1/2 years older than her!!

For this card I used the Art Deco Cd by Card Plus Creations. I've had the Cd for ages but can't ever remember using it!! I wasn't sure what to make her, but thought she might like this.

I decoupaged the image and matted it onto gold mirri and black card from my stash. The box for the chocolates is made from a template which I made and using a backing paper from the Cd.

I sent my hubby to the shop for some Ferrero Rocher and expected him to come back with a large box or one of those plastic containers that they sometimes come in. Instead, he brought a small box (well, two actually) with 5 choccies in each. This was so much easier to make the outer box for. When I made the card for my neighbour, the other day, the choccies were loose and they kept turning over if I wasn't careful, so this was much better. Full marks to my hubby!!

To finish off, I added glitter to her tiara/hat and her bangle and powder case. In the top left hand corner, I added '50' which I cut in black card and gold mirri with the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge. In the other three corners, I placed a gold gem.

Inside, I placed a backing paper which I matted onto black card and then printed out a sentiment on the computer for her and matted this onto black card. The backing paper was the same as the one used for the chocolate box stopper. I added a sentiment 'Happy Birthday' to the box. I believe this is a Kanban sentiment.

I was really pleased with it, but then I noticed that the glue gel was showing through. I used sticky buds on most of it but thought that because where I put the silicone, it wsn't the upper most layer that was showing, if you get my meaning, that the gel wouldn't show through. My hubby thought it was part of the design. I decided to take it apart and sat and cut out some more decoupage and then stuck it all together with sticky buds. It looked a lot better.  Does anyone else have this problem and if so, what do you do or use? I have tried different types of card and paper and glues but it nearly always shows through and then spoils the card.

I saw her yesterday afternoon, she was just off to work. She liked it, thank goodness.

Happy crafting.
Wendy xx