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Monday, 11 July 2011

Steve's Leaving Card




My hubby had asked me to make a leaving card for a work colleague so that everyone could sign it. It had to be a large size as there were many messages so I did it A4 size. Now for anyone who has never made an A4 card believe me it is hard to fill all that space up!

I'd had this idea to use speech bubbles for people to sign so went searching on the tinterweb for some suitable clip art. For the inside I wanted to make it fairly uniform just just used 2 rectangular ones and alternated them in a chequerboard fashion. For the outside I made a central frame with the message inside and added many other shapes of speech bubbles to the outside. The frame had star shapes on it in white so to add a bit of interest I used Papermania Brads to decorate it and add a bit of colour and texture.

Paul said my card was well received by everyone who signed it but more importantly Steve liked it too. He is going to be very much missed but we wish him good luck in his new job :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical order) :

13 comments:

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Fabulous idea of the speech bubbles. Great for a man's card

Hugs Jane xxx

brenda said...

What a really pretty creation Mandy.

Thank you for joining in my theme week at our Free and Easy July at Allsorts and good luck.

B x

Marlene said...

He'll love it!

Audrey said...

What an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

mforquer said...

Love the bubbles on the inside what a fabulous idea! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs!
hugs,
M

Holly said...

really cute idea Mandy! If you had only used some of the freebie speech bubbles in Squigglefly's freebie section you'd be eligible for the prize! I'm so happy you played in our challenge!

Faye said...

Oh, what a totally fabulous creation. A lovely image choice too. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week and good luck. x

Spyder said...

Very good idea! A 'bubble' for everyone to sign! Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this fortnight. Please pop back later this evening and tomorrow, Saturday, to vote for your favourite and ask your blogging friends to vote for you too! New Challenge starts Sunday evening.
((Lyn)) Quirky DT

Liza said...

Fabulous work, a great design. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - love all those speach bubbles for everyone to wish him well x
Thanks for playing along with us at paper crafting journey - good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Tammy Miller said...

Awwwww this is sooooo cute, thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our challenge! Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Tammy DT

Ruthie said...

This is great - love it!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments

Rx

Hazel said...

Great card Mandy - I just love it. Hazel x