Just finished a commissioned wedding card - well actually I sort of finished it at the weekend but then decided it could do with a bit of "something extra".
The turquoise flower didn't really stand out as well as I'd planned, so I made a new flower template for Mr Robo to cut - I used some PSP preset heart shapes as the basis for the flower then used the paintbrush tool to give them a more random shape. I cut it out using the dark pink paper just big enough to add some background colour to the original Prima flower. I cut a smaller version to add interest to the right side of the message piece too.
I've used MME Bella Bella papers for this, my trusty Fiskars border punch for the lacy edge, little chipboard birdies and hearts are from Bubbly Funk. The large words are Robo cut and the small tag was pc generated.
As a reward to myself for finishing my orders and getting them parcelled up and ready for the post, I allowed myself a little "playtime"
This is one of the cards I made this morning
The cupcake and candles are more of my own templates for the Craft Robo. It's amazing what you can do with a couple of PSP pre-set shapes and then a bit of manipulation with the paintbrush tool!
I've been meaning to use this template to make a card for the June challenge on the Bubbly Funk blog. There's a fabulous Blog Candy prize up for grabs, and although the July challenge is now up and running I'm not too late getting my card into the draw because the prize covers both June and July's challenges. phew!
Just as well though, as the July one really has me stumped!
I'm sorry, but I must just have a moan at this point!
Is it just me who finds Rub-ons should be re-named Rub-bish?
I really should stop buying them, but I keep thinking the next set will be better. I've found very few makes that I can actually get on with and its just so disappointing when you've put time and effort into making something which is then messed up by rub-ons that don't work properly. It's not just the cheaper ones that are failures either. I used Scenic Route ones on this card and still got into a pickle. Mind you, at least these letters were big enough to hide the manky bits with some good old Stickles - which I think ended up looking better than the plain black letters would have done anyway. nah nah ne nah nah
Maybe we should all boycott Rub-ons until the manufacturers get their testing done properly - I'm sick of bits going missing, and other bits ending up on parts of the cards they weren't of some others! One Maya Road sheet I have - and I do like these ones, they work really well - but the sheet has 11 letter "i" and only 2 letter "y"s. That means I can write just ONE "Happy Birthday" message from this sheet.
They should be a fab, easy and quick way to make your messages, but usually you have to somehow disguise the bits that went wrong, so everything takes longer in the end! grrrr
I will now get off my soapbox, and I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that!
Papers are the gorgeous MME Breaking Free collection and yes, I know I'm in a bit of an MME rut, but why not when they are as fab as this? lol lol
Right, back to work
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