Saturday, 19 September 2009

For Elaine

This was a card I sent to my crafting buddy Elaine who has just had a birthday. You may be able to tell from the photo that the gates are embossed onto acetate and are slightly bowed across the card. The plan was to have them open separately and lead to the inside of the card gatefold style. But I wanted them to have a bit of life so I scored them at the 'post' so they didn't lie too flat. But when I offered them up to the card to measure the fixing points, still in one piece, they formed the bow shape and I liked them that way. Of course the extra depth that created really warranted a box which wasn't part of the original plan. So I put them in a slightly more generous envelope and trusted to luck. Elaine is far too kind to tell me the true state the card arrived in but I fear it didn't look quite like this when it reached her.

The gate stamp is from Beeswax and the vegetation beyond the gate is from the Elusive Images Wild Flower plate. 'Imagine' is from Elusive Images WIGL plate.


craftimamma said...

I bet it arrived in pretty good shape Jo and I'm sure Elaine will have been thrilled with it because it's beautiful.

Your stamping of those beautiful gates on the acetate is perfect. Brilliant piece!

Lesley Xx

Elaine said...

I can confirm it recovered from the post very quickly and has pride of place on my mantlepiece!

Your card is such a wonderful example of why it is so good to make a card for someone because you can customise the design espcically for them. This card combined some of my favourite things, I love gates, these are stamped so beautifully and what Jo politely didn't say was that it was a golden birthday for me, so embossing them in gold was very appropriate. Plus I love the EI Wild Meadow stamps and the colouring of the background is so soft and delicate.

I just love my card! Thank you Jo!


Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Jo, this is a lovely card, Elaine must have been delighted to receive it.
It was nice to meet you today at the Artisan show.
Clare x