Saturday, 24 October 2009

Leaving Card

When Ellie started back at school in September she had a stand in teacher as her regular teacher was off on sick leave. However the regular teacher has now been given a clean bill of health and is taking over again after half term. Sadly this means that the stand in teacher had her last day on Friday. I made her this card as a leaving card, I also made her an altered After Eight Mints box but I stupidly forgot to photograph it before Ellie took it in to give to her.

The papers for this are all by My Minds Eye. The image is by Woodware and I did paper piecing to colour it except for the puddles which I did with Twinkling H2Os and blue stickles. The flowers I made myself using paper punches of different sizes.

You know (in the crafting world) they say there is no such thing as mistakes only happy accidents? Well this card had a lot of "Happy Accidents" The orange spotty strip was supposed to go underneath the image but I managed to get glue on it and when I tried to rub it off it made a right mess. To disguise it I put the strip over the top instead and then added punched leaves to give it a little bit of something. Also while I was inking the edges of the spotty backing paper I slipped and put a big green smudge down it so I had to cover that with the punched flowers. I still think it's looks ok though and if I don't tell anyone they'll never know! :-)



Cazzy said...

I know about those kind of accidents Fe!

Lovely card, I have that set, and was thinking it would make a good leaving card. Great paper peicing.

Cazzy x

clare said...

gorgeous leaving love the image and love the paper piecing..TFS hugs clare x

Cheryl said...

brill card hun i love those papers as i have them too great paper piecing love cheryl xxxx

Julia said...

Love your card Fe. I have those little happy accidents all the time so you are not alone. Be assured I wont let on and no one will ever no about yours. lol!!!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Gorgeous card! I end up having to cover up mistakes all the time!