Saturday, 19 July 2008
My daughter's form tutor is leaving at the end of the term (next week), and she asked me to make a card for her to give. Within 24 hours, this had become "mum can you make a card big enough that all of us in the tutor group can sign?".
I don't mind really as I prefer making A5 cards at the moment as you can really layer them up and go to town. I decided to dig out a card sketch for this one (SC153 from splitcoast stampers). I never used to use card sketches because I thought it was a bit like cheating, but now I've fallen in love with the idea of them - it leaves me to do my creative bit with the colours and stamping.
Anyway, I'm quite pleased with this card, but I think perhaps the colours could do with a bit of playing with - the yellow is too bright and the purple on the mats does not quite match the background paper. Ooh and thats another thing I've only recently discovered, is free backing paper downloads. The one used on this card was from the Cuddly Buddly website (link included if you'd like to check it out). Unfortunately as I have a Mac most of the CD's that are on the craft channels and online won't show properly, but hey ho...