Well, today’s title is inspired by Jeff Lynne and ELO! We were lucky enough to get tickets to Radio 2’s Festival in a Day in Hyde Park yesterday (by camping out on the website, a bit like the episode of Big Bang Theory where they all try to get Comic-Con tickets) and it was fantastic! We had a great day and I wanted to pay tribute (ok, brag) by titling a post after one of the songs we heard live. That said, I don’t have a card that really matches up to the title. Oops.
So, on to the card. After the Autumn/Winter blog hop it is very tempting to carry on in the same vein, especially as I’ve been making swaps for our team meeting on Thursday and they owe quite a lot to the design of that card. But, I thought in the end it would be nice to show something different. I created this card for a male friend’s birthday. The sentiment is one you have to be careful with but I thought it was apt for a father of three with a very busy working wife:
I also chose this card for today as my sister commented again earlier that she can’t see that she’ll ever use the colour collection DSP stacks on a card. She finds DSP challenging at the best of times and currently uses these for envelope lining only. I’m hoping to get her to think again.
Materials and measurements:
- Crumb cake cardstock, 148.5 x 210mm, scored and folded at 105mm
- Hello Honey DSP, approx 143.5 x 100mm
- Park Lane DSP cut into a star frame using the two largest star framelit dies
- Blackberry Bliss cardstock star, cut using the smaller of the two framelits above
- Hello Honey cardstock star, the same size as the Blackberry Bliss star
- Hello Honey cardstock rectangle cut by hand (or rather using the Stampin’ Trimmer – my freehand cutting is not anything to write home about)
- “Finally a day that really is all about you” – “and it’s all good” stamps from the Good Greetings stamp set. See? Be careful who use this one on!
Hope you enjoy it.