Over at The Daring Cardmakers Lythan is feeling sad because her lovely daughter is going to be away for the weekend and Lyth is already missing her. awwww. So we were asked to make cards with the sort of message that says "I Miss You" , "I'm Thinking of You", "Just to Say I Care" and that sort of thing.
These are the sort of "Just Because" cards that I always mean to make and send more often, but I never get round to. I feel bad about that because I know what a lovely thing it is to receive a card that comes through the letterbox for no reason other than to say "Hello"
Well, I today I highlighted the "Missing You" theme by missing the 10am Go Live time for the dare. Ooops!
This was because the card I made yesterday was just a catalogue of errors and I had to do a different version this morning.
The card incorporates a bookmark, which has the main message for the card on the reverse
I've used MME "Pretty Please" papers, a Cuttlebug die to cut the little flowers, tiny gems from Anita's Gem Wheel and some Stickles glitter glue.
The first effort ended up a DL card because I failed to measure and cut the bookmark down to fit the original card I made (fundametal error, that one, eh?)
I had stuck all the flowers and gems on by this time so couldn't just lop a bit off.
The next problem was that I made it too bulky for the laminator to cope with and it's gone all wrinkly - so I now have a new bookmark, albeit a wrinkly one!
I've not had the lamintor long - this is only my second atempt at using it - so I was experimenting a bit too. I had some space in the laminator pocket so put some Prima flowers in too - I've used them to make the dangles for the bookmark., along with some threads, fibres and buttons.
I do love this Cosmo Cricket paper, but I really struggled to figure what to do in that long empty space on the right side of the card. In the end I resorted to making some "tiles" from different designs of the patterned paper adhered to faux chipboard then I trimmed the corners with my "Round it-All" and gave them a layer of Glossy Accents
I've not plucked up the courage to laminate the 2nd version of the bookmark yet. I think it'll be ok as I've fairly sure it was the flowers on the first that were the problem - it wasn't a good idea to cut the flowers from card, and then add more card layers for the centres - I knew that really, but somehow couldn't stop myself!
Hey, you live and learn.