Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Half Marathon Good Luck Card

This card measures 6ins x 6ins and was made using a manufactured card blank.
I made this card for my beautiful niece Emily, who is running her first half marathon on 1st September in aid of the Epilepsy Society, a charity that is very dear to us all, we are all so proud.

I thought I would try to make a Good Luck card that would reflect her experience.  I started by covering the front of a 6in x 6ins card with a plain purple paper to match her running shirt.
I took a piece of gold glitter card and mat and layered it on silver adding her number using large wooden numbers (from The Works) which I had already coloured using a black Sharpie pen.  A layer of Ranger Glossy Accents helped to make the numbers pop.
Then ....... I got to thinking, what this card needed was a few tiny gold safety pins.  Now, I used to have hundreds of these little blighters in every colour imaginable, but sadly they went in the cull when I moved. I really wish I had kept just a few back because in the end I had to put a temporary halt on finishing the card until the ones I bought from e-bay arrived, but I think it was worth it in the end.