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Sunday, 21 March 2010

My First Commission Card

Took me ages deciding exactly how I wanted this card to look.   A retirement card for a lady who apparently is looking forward to doing gardening on retirement. 

I had the sentiment and image organised, but couldn't get the placement of all the items right,  and knew I wanted to use some ribbon!  Then I won a card from Joanna from a C&C show.  Just the inspiration I needed.   To get the effect, I had to trim the image slightly.  My daughter has most of our cuttlebug folders - so improvised as I was doing a flowery theme by running the piece of card through 3 times with a slim folder.

The images are from JS Cottage Garden cd.  The sentiment is actually a bookmark, created using the interactive facility.  The backing paper is from JS Precious Petals cd.



The bookmark has been used again on the insert, but this time a verse from one of the other bookmarks has been added, as I loved the verse,  and the bookmark image adjusted to accommodate the verse.  Printed on my favourite Conqueror paper.

I delivered the card to my pal today - and can report back that she was thrilled with it!
Now to tackle the other two orders she has given me!


Claire said...

No wonder she was thrilled Mags, what a beautiful card
Claire xx

Sandra said...

I can see why your friend was thrilled with her card. It's beautiful.
Sandra x
(Your comment on my 'bathtime Diva' card really made me giggle ;o)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab Mags, I love it. Simple but very affective. Cathy xxxx

Beryl K said...

Not surprised your friend liked the card Mags, it's gorgeous. I hope you get a lot more commissions
Beryl x