One of the joys of making my own cards, is the ability to personalise them as much or as little as you wish. In my “other life”, I am a Learning Assistant, working with children who have special needs, at the primary school my children attended a few years ago. I work with a very special group of lovely ladies and last term one left our group to move to a different area of the country. This particular lady was very supportive and helpful to me when I first started back into the work force after being a stay at home Mum for 15 years.
I decided to make a card that could only be for her. I used the popular Eclipse technique but instead of using the foam stripes to elevate the letters, I cut numerous letters in Old Olive card stock and carefully laid them one on top of another. This provides a contrast against the white of the main image.
This card may look a little familiar, if so you probably remember a very similar card I did year or two ago (you can see it HERE) with the same technique and colour scheme but this card is significant bigger (A5) and 15 people needed to be able to sign it. All I did was fold an A4 piece of cardstock in half and stamped the large daisy from the Daisy Delight stampset, and layered the matted image on top. The ribbon just helps to balance it out a little.
If you fancy making a card like this, you will need to be quick as the “Large Letter” dies are currently on the retiring list and are only available while stocks last. While this set is not the cheapest die set, in my opinion it is one of the most versatile die sets – just think, you can use any ones name, a festive greeting or pattern.
If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.
Stamp set: Daisy Delight (143669)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White (106549)
Ink: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Miscellaneous: 1/4″ Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Large Letter dies (141712), Big Shot (143263).