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A Commissioned 50th Birthday Card

by | 4 Sep 2016 | Creativity | 0 comments

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Apr 14, 2017

This weekend I have been busy with a Commissioned 50th Birthday Card for a colleague’s friend. The brief was images of cats, colour and humour and I hope that I have met them all to her satisfaction.

The front of the Commissioned 50th Birthday Card

For the front of the card, I turned to Hunkydory and the charming image of cats from the Step into Springtime Designer Deco-large collection. The accompanying image and backing papers filling the card with an abundance of flowers certainly added the colour aspect. The name and age on the front of the card were cut out of Gold Mirri card on the Scan N Cut, the process was somewhat sped up thanks to this Youtube video I found about welding text, I’m sure I did already know about this but as always the Fibro Fog is wonderful when it comes to forgetting things I don’t have to keep at the mental equivalent of the tip of my tongue.

The insert

For the insert, I turned to my Serif Craft Artist which is where I make all my inserts unless I have a kit that contains them or the card has been made with a disc that has its own insert facility. I do have a copy of My Craft Studio but I will confess I do not use this as often unless I particularly want to use images within the collection, Craft Artist is definitely my digital go to product. If you have never tried digital crafting I can very much recommend trying Serif Craft Artist, you only need very basic digital skills and you are able to design the perfect images and text in just the right colours you need. I found the great cat postcard from some vintage public domain images and he literally seemed to be speaking so it seemed a great idea to use a speech bubble for the greeting, which I hope provides the appropriate desired humour.

That is all my crafty news today.

Warm hugs,


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