Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Bullrush birthday

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;-


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



6 comments:

Glenda Atkins said...

I am so enthralled with these beauties! Love the simple lines and the spritzed background. Superbly done! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our 'Birthday' challenge,
Glenda
DT

Pam said...

Very nicely designed CAS "guy" cards. How wonderful to help out the church in this way. Thank you for sharing your design in our Birthday Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!
:) Pam

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Hugs Sue DT xx

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are just super. I do like the soft backgrounds and the die cuts. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

Rocky said...

Great CAS cards, simple but eye catching. Thank you for sharing them with us at TMR.

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous CAS design.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Noor Design UK.
Hugs Sharon. x