Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Special Request

I was asked by a member of my choir to make a card for her daughter, with this specific wording and with this specific designer paper.
The paper is a free download from Canon. As you may have read in an earlier post, I have been having intermittent problems with my printer not being on speaking terms with my computer, it is also from time to time on a go slow and part prints a page then gives up. This happened with this particular piece of backing paper. A small strip was printed on one side of the paper before the printer spat it out. So I turned it over, put it back in the printer and tried again. It printed practically a whole A4 sheet the second time, before giving up, but it was sufficient for my purposes.
When it came to constructing the card I realised that I had a corner of the paper which was printed on both sides, so I couldn't resist folding it over to show the other side... it would have been a waste of ink otherwise wouldn't it!!
So here it is for Daring Cardmakers' 'We're Folding' Challenge, where there has to be some folding of sorts on the card. It is a similar design to one I made some time ago, with slight variations. The diecutting is Spellbinders and the image is from PSX. The sentiment is computer generated.
The sentiment was smaller than the rectangular Nesties I wanted to use, so I cut out the wording with the die, then moved the die-cut across a little and cut off a little more. I did the same with the scallop die, matching the scallops and cutting off about 2 of them. I do this with lots of Nesties which are not quite the size I need!
Useful tip?


  1. oooh what delish paper, I need and it's free - thanks for the link.

    Beautiful card, very elegant and nice one for the printing incident as has resulted in a fab card


  2. This is beautiful Chrissie and the paper is so pretty. I try not to mention my printer in our house as it hates printer friendly card etc!
    I hope you are having a good week.
    Clare x

  3. this is such a beautiful card. I love the soft and pretty colours. Thanks for being Daring this week :)

  4. beautiful!! I love the image, and love the gorgeous papers you have used! love it!!

  5. Ingenious fold reasons! Lovely card, sure the choir friend wil be thrilled. Great tip. TFS!

  6. Loved reading about how you got the paper fold by accident - great. thanks for the good tip on the cannon site have bookmarked it for future use.

  7. Super card Chrissie, love the papers.

  8. A very elegant and beautiful card Chrissie. Thanks for joining in with DCM this week and for the useful tip too!

    Lynda xxx

  9. Oh how frustrating but what a lovely outcome and I love the little fold over :o)
    Jackie xx

  10. Lovely card, such pretty colours
    Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

    Perhaps you can do a little tutorial on how you use the Nesties in this way ... I cant quite get my head around it and I want to try.
    Thanks & happy creating!


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