20 August 2014

Leaving card

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share with you a leaving card I have recently made for a colleague from work. I felt really flattered when one of the colleague's friends approached me and asked if I could make a card for the girl who was leaving. "I have seen your work and I thought it would be great to have something so personalised and unique..." I feel almost famous ;o)

The lady in question loves music and is leaving to Canada, so I was asked to make something in relation to these topics... Below you can see what I came up with. The leaf shape was cut using my Silhouette Cameo, and because quite a few people in the office were going to sign it - I added a few layers of inserts, to ensure there was enough space. I also added a bit of bling with some pearls, to make it a bit more girly - and voila! I will not be in the office to see the recipient's reaction when she gets the card, but so far it has been circulating around the floor to be signed, and I have received quite a few compliments, so I'm a happy camper! :o)

By the way, I am obviously doing something wrong, and surely not using the machine often enough to have a lot of experience with it, but with this particular card I was really close to just throwing my Silhouette out of the window!!! LOL! Does anyone else find the blade settings in the Silhouette Studio software insufficient? For now, whatever the software suggests, unless I add at least 1 or 2 points more, and cut double - I can forget to have a clean cut... Is it just me?!

Anyhow, enjoy the card! And make sure you pop over to Divas by Design for this week's challenge - Pretty Pearls. As usual, we have some fab prizes - this week from our sponsor Iva Nova Chest. A challenge not to be missed!

 I also made an envelope for the card - 
none of the ones I had in my stash were the right size...

Sending you greetings from my trip to the Czech Republic, 
(well, almost... I scheduled the post before I left LOL)


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