Friday, 30 September 2011

Simply Stylish :)

Hey everyone!! :)

I’m still trying to play catch up with the cards I made but didn’t manage to get posted while I was either not well or too frazzled with ‘real life’ stuff over the summer so thought I’d make a quick post to share this little card I made for my beautiful and clever little sister to celebrate her GCSE results at the end of August- she did so well and I’m sooo proud of her!! :)

Anyways, she told me a while ago that she has a poster of Audrey Hepburn on her bedroom wall (I’ve never seen her room as I’ve not been well enough to visit them in their new house) which she told me was mainly black, white and pink and then I found a font online with head shots of loads of movie stars including the ever glamorous Audrey, so I’ve wanted to do something like this for her ever since :) 

I kept it pretty simple, partly from a style choice perspective as the bold, graphic look to the image needed a simple but bold layout around it, but also as I didn’t have much time or energy and it was the first time I’d managed to get to my desk or do anything crafty in weeks so was feeling a bit rusty!! :) I just matted and layered on some hot pink glittery paper and added some pearls and gems- the only thing I really went to town on was the ribbon!! :) I didn't worry about a greeting as I thought it would be better on my sis' wall (where I suspected she'd put it and sure enough, I was right!!lol) if it didn't have one on it :)

The font is called Famous Folks and I got it free here - I just printed it out nice and big then added the pearls in place of her earrings :)

I made a lovely big ‘flat’ bow with some gorgeous black satin striped ribbon- this shape of bow is so useful when you want to stick with clean lines or don’t have space for ribbon ends to be sticking out over the rest of the design- and I love the way it looks!! :) So, I took a couple more pics...!!lol

The list:
  • 6” Sq. White card blank
  • Image printed from PC
  • Hot Pink pearlescent, glittery paper (came in an unlabelled package from C&C but looks just like the Paper Cellar stuff to me- just gorgeous!! :) )
  • White paper coloured with Black PM for matting
  • Hot Pink Pearls and gems
  • Black ribbon

And that’s it- nice and simple!! :)

My hands are hurting from typing for some reason so I’m not going to worry about challenges for now- if they feel better later then I might add it to some then :)

Right, off to give my hands a break then- but before I go I just have to add my ‘Can you believe this weather?!’ cry to the national chorus!!lol It’s sooo hot here right now- maybe even as hot as the heat wave we had in April!!lol So nice to have the sun shining, though, and I’m making the most ‘cos I don’t think it’s gonna last and I keep hearing rumours of a bad winter to come... not thinking about that right now, though- thinking about Chocolate Brownie Ben & Jerry’s instead!! Mmmm!! :D Hope you’re all able to enjoy it over the weekend, anyway!! :)


Feebsy said...

Wow what a stunning card, it's so stylish. I'm sure your sister adored it and congrats to her on her GCSE results.

I hope your hands soon feel better and that you're having a better run of good health in general.


Sandra said...

Wow your card is stunning the ribbon and the layers are gorgeous your sister will love this its beautiful:) Sandra H

coops said...

wow, fantastic card rachel.i love the image and your striking colours are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Rachel,great image and stunning colours.
Wendy xx

Steph said...

What a stunning card. I absolutely love it. So elegant and gorgeous striking colours! x

Carole of Brum said...

Ooh, what a fab designer you are, Rachel! Absolutely love this, it's so chic and you were so right to go with a simple bold layout.

Hope you are still enjoying your Ben & Jerry's...I suddenly feel peckish for some reason, lol. Have replied to your message at MiC, petal. CoB


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