Good Morning Ladies, well in Gloucestershire its raining and hubby is out volunteering again today, he helps at the local Steam Engine Restoration Society, they have a small line and three stations in the Forest that they are trying to bring back to life again, hubby is helping with trying to rebuild the signal system, theres a signal box theyve got to start on in the New Year in Parkend, the society is called The Forest of Dean Railway and its based at Norchard, so if you are down this neck of the woods and want to visit please do, and at Christmas they have special steam train events for the children as well as the adults.
Im so pleased that you like the cards Ive been creating for Sarah, they are definitely out of my comfort zone but I suppose Im going back to how I actually started creating cards, Ive known Sarah for about 5 years and have been using her beautiful Cds for along time, its only over the last couple of years since blogging that I have got more into stamps, so its back to my roots really, dabbling in this type of card. And Sarah has asked me to create six cards for her this time using the toppers so you will have to forgive if some of them are similar, I will try and change the card design and layout as much as possible.
Anyway todays card is this beautiful pair of Giraffe's and Ive created a gateleg for these two, it seemed a shame to leave one of when they were of the same size. Ive printed the toppers onto semi-gloss paper and cut them out by hand and even the mounts were done in the same way then I used my scalloped scissors around the edge just to take the plainess of.
The base card is a 8"x 8" card which has been folded in three and Ive used three papers for this one, Sarah always gives you a choice of four backing paper designs all with corresponding colour and design which matches the topper. The first one is lovely Savannah one with the giraffes in the bottom right hand corner, this was cut into two equal pieces and mounted on green card, then across the middle I have used another of the paper designs which has a skin pattern on, not that its easy to see but Ive used my Martha Stewart border punch on these and stuck them so the marry up in the middle, then Ive gone into my graphics program and created a sentiment strip with the ribbons for the top.
On the inside Ive used a fabulous paper with giraffe's going down the page for the insert this was also mounted on green card, the back of the two front pieces Ive done the same thing not that it is possible to see.