My in laws live in Tenerife and birthday cards are apparently very hard to come by and if you do find them they are extremely expensive. There is quite a big group of ex-pats many in their silver years and the only cards that don't fall into the really expensive group are those from the church shop which after receiving some tend to be made from recycled bits from bought cards and the insides of envelopes. There is one craft shop in Los Cristianos where they live but obviously there is no one in their circle who is a crafter with the money to spend on local supplies.
My mum in law is always saying to me that I could make a fortune selling cards. I don't think they charge much for the cards they have in the church shop and they give the money raised to charity , so I don't want to take money from that but my mum in law said they are desperate for cards for guys and anniversary cards but they have to be light weight for posting. I put my thinking cap on and came up with these for starters. I used memory box cattails die and cut them out in mirri card , gold and bronze. I also cut them out on a white piece of card that I would use for my card layering matt. I used moon-glow spritz sprays to colour the matting layer before in laying the metallic cattail die cut.
I added a colour matt under the spritzed layer on a 240gsm card base trying to keep the weight down. I cut a 'happy birthday' sentiment using a Britannia die in co-coordinating metallic card to match the colour matt layer on each card and hopefully these will go down well.
I have made a few other cards to send to Tenerife for them to sell hopefully they will make a little more money for charity and if they go down well make enough to pay for me posting them out there too. I have tried to get my mum in law into card making but its just not her cup of tea so hopefully this will help.
I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges;-
cardz for guyz - nature
Noor design uk - CAS or fully loaded
Card mania - Sparkles and bling
the Male room - leaves and or trees
(A cattail definitely has leaves hope they count)
crafty cardmakers - birthdays
whoopsi daisy - die cuts and punches
613 Ave create - anything goes optional green and gold