Friday, 7 June 2013

Card for Peter

I've been dying to ink up my 'Feeling Sentimental' stamp set.  I knew this year I would only be able to afford one Sale-a-Bration item, and decided fairly quickly that this had to be it:

I realised after I'd made this that I'd missed a perfect chance here, because Peter used to be a policeman, so I wondered if it would have been better with the phone box on it (I could have done it in blue, couldn't I?)  I saw a version of this card on Pinterest a while ago by Diana Gibbs and knew it would be one to make.
I don't think I was concentrating fully when I made this as I didn't absorb that Diana hadn't embossed the whole white piece!  I decided to go with what I'd done and it made a nice variation on the original.  I was thrilled to have the linen thread and ribbon to make the little tag detail at the top. 
The colours are Riding Hood Red and Early Espresso, so that's the last of my Riding Hood Red gone.  I only had two sheets of it so it can't have been a colour that appealed to me much. 
I am doing some posts soon on retired colours that I've used up, so I'll be back soon to show you.  I can't believe how quickly everything is selling out on the retiring list this year.  It just goes to show you should follow your instinct and buy it while it's actually in the catalogue.
I am, very sadly, in the process of selling my horse, so my posts may be a bit erratic over the next few days.  I know I am doing the right thing for him and for me, but it's still going to be a painful experience, but I'm going to grit my teeth and get through it.
Back soon
Jane xx

1 comment:

  1. Hi Janie, Im so sorry to hear that you are parting with your horse you must be finding it very hard, I will be thinking of you. I love your card that diecut is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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