Monday, 1 June 2015

Leaving Card – We’re Going To Miss You.

This card is A5 in size and is made by simply scoring and then folding a sheet of A4, white linen effect card in half.
I made a set of five of these leaving cards, all with a slight variation, for work before I left, in order to pay off my staffroom dues, rather than make the usual  cash donation, so as I said before, you’ll probably be seeing one of them a month for a while! As part of the making I am gradually working my way through my vast piles of adhesive alphabets, and I am still working out what I do when I am left with only consonants!
The various word “plaques” are mat and layered on vibrant matching coloured papers, but as usual  arranging  them, no matter how careful I thought I was, proved to be a nightmare getting them to fit.  One day I will get it right first time without having to resort to some frustrated trimming!
To bring the design all together I have used “overkill” adding large and medium sized, punched and layered flowers and foliage, with flat backed gems and faux stitching with strategically placed groups of three dots, drawn with a black fine liner pen.
Very over the top for me, but I think sometimes leaving cards should be over the top!