Monday, 17 December 2012

A special card for a special person

This is beginning to look like the old joke about buses! You wait ages for one and then three come along together and so it is with my blog posts at the moment.
I wanted to make a card for my OH but a card with a difference and so I came up with the tag card featured below.

The card is constructed from a sheet of fairly weighty A3 card, cut horizontally to give extra width. It doesn't divide into 3 equally, so the remaining few centimetres were folded from the left hand side into  the card to make a narrow pocket for a photo mat tag/journalling tag. The extreme right hand section was folded into the card and adhered at the bottom and central fold areas to create another  tag pocket.

I covered the card with a selection of Bo Bunny rejoice Christmas papers and cut a half circle tag holder to attach on the bottom right hand page. This will hold my Christmas message to my OH. The large tag is a further photomat/journalling spot. 

The front of the card was decorated with a fabscraps chipboard flourish painted in red acrylic paint and some pine cones and spruce made with the Tim Holtz tattered pine cone die and grungepaper. The spruce was coloured with alcohol ink oversprayed with cosmic shimmer in green and the pine cone painted in brown acrylic paint. When dry I used a glue pen on the edges and dipped them in Dazzles prisma glitter.
I thought my OH might like to record the high spots of Christmas along with some photographs as all the family will be together this year.


  1. Lovely & thoughtful project. I love the pine cone with the sprig on the front - very seasonal with memories of the Scandinavian winters we had during my childhood.
    Have a super Christmas all of you.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. You too Paula, keep warm and happy crafting!
    Gill x