Good Morning Ladies,
Well I can't tell you how relieved I am to have that Card and Box finished, I felt like I had my life back, it's totally my own fault, my anxiety just has me constantly questioning my work.....Is it good enough? Does the style work? Is it too much?? Not enough??, Will they like it, will she like it? !!
So ridiculous but sadly you can't switch 'it' off !
I showed it to Becca & Adam when I had finished it yesterday late afternoon and they were really pleased with it, which is all that matters (well as long as his Mum likes it)! I just felt an instant sigh of relief wash over me. I am always flattered when someone asks me to make them something but I always put off starting it and hate the whole process purely because of self doubt, the best part is seeing somebody's face when the open their card, I have received flowers on three occasions and many thank you cards over the years from people that had asked me to make cards for special occasions, that feels amazing.
For this card I used the Crafters Companion 'Vintage Lace' 12 x 12 paper pad, as I was asked to include purples, I added highlights of Blackberry Bliss card to pull the darker colours from the paper and the lighter purple is from a matching card pack.
I used the 'Card Making Magic' Octagonal Box Kit and Octagonal Box Frame Kit to make both the card and the Box, they have included all the mats and layers you would ever need, some fancy edged, some plain too.
To give the card a touch of luxury I added some lace around the outside of the card and box, I added some across the centre of the card too but you can't really see that.
I hand made all of the flowers using Foamiran, I was quite pleased with how they came out, probably my most successful attempt so far. The foam was from Crafters Companion, I held it on an iron for a couple of seconds and scrunched, using hot glue to stick them helped shape them a bit at the bottom I think and held stamens in place straight away.
I decorated the box lid to match the card, I was going to add more flowers but after I die cut that panel for the lid I felt like it didn't need anything else.
I hope you like it ladies.
Thank goodness it's Friday tomorrow, we have a long weekend too I believe which is very welcome.
I hope that you all enjoyed the glorious weather yesterday and that you have a lovely day today,
Love and hugs to all of you,