Hi to everyone out there in creative cyberspace. Thank you for calling in to my little corner. I am so glad you took the time and I hope you find something of interest.
They say timing is everything. I had been asked by my friend Sally, the Avon Lady, to make a glitzy pink card for her youngest daughter Anna's birthday the very morning that Allsorts Challenge published this one to "Bring out your Bling" and since her birthday would be past by the time I would post this (I always post late in the challenge week) I had my card for the challenge.
The image is Sugar Nellie's "Postbox" by Elizabeth Bell and is coloured using my favourite Copics Ciaos. Unfortunately I have no idea what the pink flowery backing paper is called. I returned to an old file I created some time ago on my Cricut Design Studio software to get the merged border for this card and glued it round, then sprinkled some glitter to cover the excess glue. The sentiment and charm are from my stash.
I decided to make this a very special card so I did a folded insert.
This insert is based on a design I picked up at a course taken by Irene at Stampaholics in Perth a long time ago. I have learned some great techniques there. It is made from a 12"x12" paper folded so that the card can close but it opens out as the card is opened. Very clever. After folding the paper is decorated with sentiments, butterflys and bling and I included a panel with the "Fairy Tink" image from The Greetings Farm, coloured using my favorite Copic Ciaos. A central soft fabric flower finishes the whole thing off.
I really enjoyed making this one and Sally loved it so I'm pleased. I hope you like it and would love to hear your opinions so please leave a comment if you can spare the time.