All over the world

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:

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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.

Cxx

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