Good friday morning bloggers! It's time for a new challenge at CACB and this time the theme is Get well/Thinking of you/Just because. It's lovely to be able to send someone a hand made card or gift when they need a lift and the fact that you were thinking of them when you made it and took the time and trouble to do so means it can carry with it a wealth of love and healing so I really enjoyed making this one - although I'd much rather it wasn't necessary.
My dp is from Funky Collection 1 and is the first time I've used it but it won't be the last! The image is the Peacock Fan and I've coloured this digitally in photoshop. The mat it's on and the sentiment.......label (I don't know what to call it so if you have any suggestions, don't be shy about leaving them!), I created using the silhouette software and cut them with the robo. I'm particuarly happy with the main mat - I cut out some circles to go in the centres and went round the very edges (with a foam mat underneath) to shape them but when I laid them in place it didn't all look quite right so I decided to try putting the mat through a swirls cuttlebug folder before adding the shaped circles and it transformed the whole look! The sentiment label is raised in the middle and the two fancy pieces glued to the card which also adds extra interest. The sentiment itself is from a papermania clear set that I got ages ago. The partial border on the right hand side was created from the waste pieces from the sentiment label - I had cut more than one as a "just in case". Tiny pearls in the gap at the bottom stop them from looking like waste and using them helps to tie the whole design together. More pearls adorn the other two corners to complete it.
I'm also entering my card into these challenges with thanks for the inspiration:
- Kaboodle Doodle - Going in circles
- Top Tip Tuesday - Things beginning with "T" (Turquoise and if it isn't pushing it too much - tail feathers)
- Ai Factory - Embellish it. My favourite embellishment is probably pearls, they can transform a card.
- Truly Scrumptious - Things with wings
- The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
- My Mum's Craft Shop - something old, something new (the image is new and the dp is old)
- PIO - Going round in circles and at least one other challenge.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you'll get chance to join in with us this fortnight.