I hope you are all enjoying the weekend wherever you are. I've been happily pottering away in the craft space and put together this card for Sarn's fun and fabulous Rudolph Day challenge.
It's a bigger card than I usually make - I have a pile of ready-made cards that I ordered in a misguided moment thinking I would enjoy making cards with shaped edges ... not so. I find them an awkward shape to work with and, frankly, too big :(
I covered this one with patterned paper and then had to trim round the shape - fiddly and I'm not good at it. To cover up this I've inked all the edges with green ink - thank goodness ink covers a multitude of sins :)
The embossed folder is one that was rescued from the 'try-out folders' box - wasn't too sure I like the colour of the card - and lightly sponged with a mix of inks in greens, browns and reds.
Ready-made white shaped card base. A5 in size
Docraft's Papermania Noel 12x12 paper pack
Stampin' Up smooth cardstock, Sahara Sand
Universal Embossing Folder, Silver Fern
BoBunny Combo Stickers, Father Christmas
Inks: Ink It Up, Kelly Green; Tim Holtz DI, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo; Adirondack, Noel, Cranberry
Embellishments: red organza ribbon, metal clip, bell, red pearl - all from stash
The end result is a very traditional style card that should be fine to post - the teeny wee bell will have to be protected but otherwise the card is fairly flat. I have to take in to account the Royal Mail's astronomical charges these days - sadly, the pension doesn't stretch to paying the directors' salaries!!!
Okay, off to start on a layout - I've a deadline to keep - but before I go I need to thank everyone who visits my blog and all of you who leave a comment. I don't say it often enough I know, but you are all much appreciated. If it wasn't for you I'd be sitting here chatting to the ether, these words would be whirling around in the cyber hinterlands, and I would not be enjoying the friendly interaction that I do now ... you crafters are really friendly people :)