Sunday, 21 July 2013

Raining fit to Bust - but NO Leaks Yet!

All day long it has been raining - so unusual! Thankfully the windows downstairs have chosen not to leak yet today so no wet carpet or windowsill in the Craft space and no wet towels to dry! Hubby is mystified by this - why it leaks sometimes and not others - and has recently been out with the hose to try and make it leak:  but no luck.

Anyway, as it was raining I crafted a bit, tidied up the craft space a bit; played a bit; made a card or two......

A while ago when I was visiting the craft shop a pack of Art Deco Papermania somehow just fell into my basket and I found it when I got home (it was paid for, I promise!) ........ and I looked at it for about three months and admired it before today.  When I went to use it, thinking this should be something light and easy to get me back into the swing of things, do you think I could get it together! Eventually this is what I came up with..........................for Unstampabelles challenge - to create a Birthday card with no stamps of any kind! There is still a week to go for this challenge so why not have a go!

A card and a matching gift box

I was given a pack of chipboard shapes and one of them was this ribbon thing - not sure what they are called - and I decided to play with the pack of faux gold leaf I have to see what it looked like.  I go glue and gold leaf and ink all over myself and the desk, but it was OK ...sort of.... a lot of trouble for a slide. It was the start of the card though, as I went with the gold and black theme.  I had to find some gold card and that took a moment or too - it gets used up so quickly. I need some mirror card  so must add that to my shopping list!

Love the colour of her dress in this topper, layered on gold and then black card.  Stars are punched out.

The box was a template already cut and ready to go - you just have to figure out how to put the bottom part together! I strengthened this with a small bit of white card as I don't know yet what I will put in it. A tag punch, some ribbon and a sentiment from the pack as well as another smaller image of the head of the girl in the topper were added, and I threaded some ribbon through the tag before I stuck it to the side of the box.  The box has three stars on the top too but they don't actually show in these images. 

The inside of the card

Taken in a different light - too wet to go outside and this is in the kitchen!


Anonymous said...

Lovely Susan. Hope the leaks stay away. Nothing worse than trying to keep things dry and wet towels. TFS.

JanR said...

This is so striking, Susan! Wonderful card and box. Stay dry! ;-)

Merry said...

This is stunning that matching box and how you finished the inside of your card. Hope your hubby solves the mystery leak, can't have those crafty papers getting wet. :-) I have added your wonderful card to the Unstampabelles blog now for the world to see.