The card I am showing today is for this week's Whiff of Joy challenge, which is a colour theme - teal and orange. I don't think I would have put these colours together, but I am so pleased with the way my card has turned out.
The photo doesn't do it justice really - mind you, do my photos ever show things well? - no, me thinks!! I love these papers - I'm sorry I don't know what set they are from as they were in some candy I won, as was the charm. I have used WOJ's Fred Celebrating Elephant stamp, coloured with watercolour pencils and sakura stardust pens - he is such a cutie! I don't have any die-cutting machines so I have cut the circles - to hide the mess, I distressed the edge of the white card with a ruler and then inked it - the orange circle was cut with scalloped edge scissors, and then I punched holes all around it. I love the flowers on this card - they were punched out, and then I folded them to give them some dimension and make them stand out from the backing paper a bit. I didn't have any teal coloured gem stones, so I coloured some, but they are looking a bit green!! I added orange dew drops on the corners. Ribbon is from my stash - only have a small strip left now (boo hoo!)
I have made this card for my Mum, who is in hospital at the moment - absolutely climbing the walls because she really wants to come home!! She went in last Wednesday night with fluid on her lung - we were hoping she could come home today, but the doctor has said that there is still some fluid on her lung and they are waiting for some test results - hopefully, she will be allowed home tomorrow (fingers and toes crossed!!). Get Well Soon Mum!
So I decided to make a gift bag to put some goodies in for Mum whilst she is in hospital. It is a box in a bag, and the instructions are here - thanks Tab for pointing this one out for us :)
As I was making it, I thought I should have cut the paper down, not used the full 12in piece (only realised that after I had glued the paper to the box at the bottom) - but then when I started filling it, decided it was a good job I had used the full piece!!! Afraid I didn't have time to do any embellishing really - thought it was more important to fill it and take it to hospital - but then the paper didn't really need much embellishment. I just added some chipboard die cuts, fastened on with eyelets, to put the ribbon through.
(Do you know what??? - it took me about 3 minutes to remember the word chipboard then (lol!) - why does that happen??? Or is it only me that it happens to?).
That's it for now - I need to go and get some tea! Hopefully, see you again soon.
Love, Andrea xx