This was such a fun card to make as I know this lady is really into pink cards but this year I felt the need to make something super special. She is one of many true friends from afar and deserved a special treat this year for her Birthday. So, Angela this one's for you.
I had to wait until I would hear from her, that she had received her card before publishing it. So, now I can. Without further due here is her card for your eye candy:
This card is not for a class.
This card started by making a flower out of a mini doily from Cheery Lynn Designs on top left corner of the card. This was the biggest piece and had to go slightly smaller to balance the rest of the card. Yes, intricate details, but I love love love details.
A trick I can give you when you want to make a special card with lots of attention to details, never glue together anything until you are certain you like what you see.
How do I determine when I am happy with my layout, you ask? I walk away from it often and come back to it 10 minutes later or longer, so if something is not pleasing, I remove it or move the elements around until I am satisfied. Hurrying doesn't always work.
A special card with details commands time, loose shoulders and deep breathing. Starting with a relaxed head with no pre-conceived plans. This one started with a color "PINK" in mind.
How do I normally send a thick card so it makes it to destination without being crushed? Very easy, I simply cut out a long strip of card stock in the shape I want and needed to cover the flower area and tape the ends together. The strip will stand up and is usually about 1/2 inch tall, if I need a circle, I will then cut out the circle that will attach to the strip of paper (see the photo below) .
Once it is fitting on top of the flowers I put this piece on top of the card and slowly slide it into the padded envelope commonly known as Jiffy. The object is to make sure your strip is thick enough, covering the flower area.
I hope you have enjoyed the card for today and thank you for dropping in to visit. Thank you for all the previous comments, What a few words can accomplish in the way of encouragement. The more the better! Have a creative cardmaking day.