Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Another commission!

So today someone popped into our office from another one for a meeting with a colleague who sits near me and happened to have a gander at my cards on display for sale and commissioned not one, but two cards!  The first one she needed straight away, so with great dismay I had to craft tonight!!!  :-) :-) :-)

So here is my commission for my first non friend or family customer!  A pearl wedding card.
I started with a pastel green pearlescent card blank (think this is about 5x5 inches).  I then added a strip of the muted floral paper (my favourite - Serif Picnic in the Park) then added a panel of cream pearlescent cardstock, which I punched using the Martha Stewart French Scroll as I thought it was quite a romantic edge.  Then I wrapped some beautiful flocked ribbon (I did buy this especially for the card and love love love it!).  On the pearlescent cream card I stamped the word Love twice (the other is at the bottom but you can't see it because of the reflection).  Then I created a tag and added the floral paper on top with the punched edge.  Then finally added the pearl and rose embellishment - again special purchase - and the two greeny pearl gems at the bottom.

Well I say finally in complete denial because I actually had to make this card twice.  The first time, I handwrote the names and the Pearl Wedding but it just looked wrong and not very professional.  So I took everything apart again, then typed the text onto another piece of the cream card using CraftArtist to get the positioning about right.  Then layered it all up again!  Such fun!

But the final result is great and I am really pleased with it, fingers crossed so will my customer tomorrow.

That's it for tonight - need to get myself off to bed.

Night night all!  Happy Crafting! 


  1. It's no wonder this lady asked you to do more cards! How you came up with the idea, ensured you had the products needed and then made it all after a day at work, is beyond me?! Well done you indeed.

  2. Diane - I didn't have everything in my stash already - had to buy the ribbon and pearl and rose embellishment - but went to Jenny's craft shop in Widnes in my lunchtime to pick those up. It was pure luck I had a meeting in Widnes at 12noon just after the woman put in the order and so could use my lunch time getting there and back to the office rather than having to go to hobbycraft after work as it's the only place open when I get back home! Although if I do pop out of work early I sometimes get to Caroles Crafts in Bold Heath in time for a little mooch.
    As for the inspiration, it just sort of evolved whilst looking at the pearlescent cardstock.
    But thanks for the comment - not had a chance to craft since class so not finished the card off yet - still umming and ahhhing what to do with it!