I'm back with a card (can you believe I woke up thinking about the layout of this card? Is that sad or inspired - I don't know ?
But.... 1st things first. I have some absolutely fabulous news. Thankyou, thankyou and a milliion times thankyou to all the wonderful people who wished me luck with my interviews. I am thrilled to announce that I got the job that I REALLY wanted and I start on Monday.
Wooooooo Hooooooo !!!
I'm just a bit blooming excited :) I feel like a massive weight has been lifted and I am just so happy that I made a good impression at both interviews, but got the job that I really wanted. I'm going to be the office administrator in a small company that imports curtains. My previous experience of running a dedicated curtain department at Allied Carpets for years has stood me in good stead, also the fact that I have 20 years experience of being a good office all rounder. It will be ideal for me as it will be busy and I'll get involved in lots of things. Most important of all I'm looking forward to earning some money again so I can indulge in some 6 x 6" Basic Grey packs. LOL
Anyhoo, back to the details on the card. I have been able to include the following challenges into this little number :-
- 365 Cards Day 137 - Bind 2 pieces of something together to make a card
- CCEE Stampers #27 - Include footprints of some type on your card
- Paperminutes #71 - Colourscheme of red, white, black and green
- Cuttlebug Challenge #40 - A sketch plus include the textile folder as a bonus
- Lili of The Valley #32 - Animals
- Dutch Dare Card Challenge #56 - Die cuts or punches
- Our Creative Corner OCC - Pets
I started off with a DCWV textured card blank and cut the front off. I cut a piece of acetate and attached to the front with 3 black HOTP brads sticking to the positioning of the embellishments on the Cuttlebug sketch. The Cuttlebug textile embossing folder was used on a piece of white card. The corners were cut off using a circle punch. I added black gems to the corners from Paperchase.
The cat is a leather Sizzix diecut I bought off Ebay some time ago. I added a silve tinkling bell to thin green ribbon and some green gems for eyes. I used a white gel pen to highlight the legs. A black velvet ribbon has been added for a bit more texture. The red flower is a sequin and another gem added to the centre.
The footprints were added directly to the acetate. I used a punch to make a template in paper and drew through it with a Sharpie permanent pen.
I seem to be on a roll with acetate cards this week. I think I have been inspired by the DT at 365 cards as they have been using many of the Shortcuts products this week. With 7 chances to win a prize I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Well it has been a good week so far :)