Appropriate title for a blog entry considering it’s been a few weeks since my last one. Yikes! Sometimes life just gets too busy. It’s not that I haven’t made any cards recently, because I have, but they’re either not completely finished or just not ready for the world wide web quite yet. I could make up some excuse about not writing any entries because my new laptop keys haven’t arrived yet, making it difficult to type (which is totally true, btw), but I won’t. 😉
This card was made to order for a woman who just turned 60. She cleans floors, and although I couldn’t find an image of an old lady with a bucket and a mop, I did find this Mo Manning fairy dust image, which I think fits. This card also happens to be my contribution to our current challenge at CopicMarkerNorge – anything goes. There are still plenty of days left before the Sunday deadline, so join us, won’t you? I printed the image in brown on Perfect Colouring Paper. I couldn’t find my X-Press It at the time, and I’ve got plenty of PCP. I don’t really like PCP to color on, so I even used it for the insides and the back of the card. I’m sure it’s no surprise that I’ve used patterned paper by Maja Design. This time I pulled out some scraps (this card is made entirely from scraps!) from the Vintage Summer Basics line (1922, 1923, and 1899), as well as some Inkido scraps – the cream one is “Pink Newspaper”, and I don’t know what the blue one’s called, only that it’s by Inkido. Bazzill Vanilla cardstock (as usual), paired with Bazzill Dotted Swiss – Romantic Mauve (also scraps, btw). The sentiment on the banner is from the “Mum’s the Word” stamp set from Papertrey Ink.
I didn’t really have a lot of time with this card, it was thrown together in less than a day, including coloring, which – for me – is warp speed. This meant really simple insides, the first one includes a stamped sentiment from the “Over Under Easy” stamp set by Papertrey Ink, stamped in Autumn Rose ink – also from PTI.
The second inside is just as simple. Just a birthday stamp (from the same stamp set as the first inside) and a few really dark pink pearls from Inkido in the bottom right corner. I needed a really big panel on the inside, there were 30 different signatures going on this card, so I had to make sure there was plenty of space.
The back – pretty similar to the front. The lovely edge of the blue paper is made with a Magnolia die (Old Swedish Lace). I’m not too sure where the flowers are from, some are from Wild Orchid Crafts, others might be from Papirloftet (yes, I’m a paper flower hoarder – who isn’t?) The letters and numbers are diecut from the patterned paper using the Santa’s workshop alphabet by Quickutz. It’s an alphabet I really, really like, the size is perfect and the alphabet itself is sans serif, another huge pluss (although I do like Tim Holtz’ typeset alphabet, which is definitely not sans…)! I prefer the much cleaner, graphic look of sans serif types to serif ones (there are a few slab serifs I like, though)!
Enough about my preferences in type faces – these are the colors I used for the dust fairy. I also used RV97, which is a color I’ve made myself.