Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Thank you card

First card of the week: a thank you card. I am really into cutting shapes out of cards and artwork using a craft knife. Maybe you could describe it as stencil-like, or a doily effect. Lots of scrapbooking brands seem to be making paper that is laser die-cut in the same way, but I like to do some myself, as you can choose your own pattern. Here, I have drawn the word 'thanks', then carefully cut it out with a craft knife. 'Tis fiddly, but worth it. The edge of each cut letter is coloured with an orange ink marker, just to draw your attention from any 'fuzzy' cut edges. I then stuck a piece of Nutmeg paper from the Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice collection beneath the word, and hand stitched sheer chocolate ribbon onto the card. The flower/leaf embellishment is cut from Moon Pie paper (Pink Paislee's Vintage Moon collection), and is raised on foam pads. On the other side of the card, I stuck another piece of the (check) Nutmeg paper behind the word 'thanks', but on foam pads, so that you can see the word is cut out.

And now back to work mode!

I have only just got round to putting a few piccies on here of Cambridge - we took a much-awaited
week off in September to aforementioned place, and only this week, 3 weeks after our holiday, have we finally got a little back into work mode :P So it's serious card-making and sample-making and kit-making and wedsite-updating week this week!

We were on these a lot a lot! And couldn't resist taking a photo of this lily - so pretty, never seen one that colour before!
And finally, there were a lot of these vehicles in Cambridge - so many times we had reassured ourselves that there were no buses, cars, vans coming along, then as we stepped out we nearly had our faces whipped off by bicyclists :)