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Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Retirement card

I couldn't blog this until it had been presented to my colleague at the end of December. It was actually made right at the beginning of the month and then spent a couple of weeks being circulated around for people to sign. When another of my colleagues asked me to make it, I was in a cold sweat - I have never made an A4 card before and it was really important that I got it right!

She is very into Deco style, so that was what I went with. The base card is a white linen A4 blank from Craft Creation. I then cut a panel from black gloss card and a smaller one from Bazzill glazed cardstock. I punched inverted corners from both of them and attached to the base. The borders around the edges are done with peel off lines in silver and pink, then I put pearls around the corners of the two black panels and also some along the silver lines, to hide where they joined!

I had the image from some papers which came with Making Cards magazine a while ago and I die-cut it with Nesties labels 22 , matted it in silver using the next size up, then put the whole thing onto another mat die-cut in pink Bazzill Bling (Feather Boa) using labels 21. I really like the way these two labels mat together.

The title is robo-cut from Bazzill bling in Diamond, took a lot of fiddling around to get it in the right place! After I had attached the title, it was in theory finished.... but it didn't look quite right...... the central black panel didn't stand out enough, so I put another border using the pink peel off lines around it.

I decorated an A4 box for her to keep it in (no photo, sorry) using the same theme and colours.

I think she liked it :-)
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  1. Great card, I am sure it will be appreciated.

  2. Fantastic!! I hope she treasures that! And you've broken new ground with a larger card than usual. Now those 8x8 card blanks won't go to waste! Go big!!