Posted on Tuesday, October 25 2011 at 11pm
Here's a little look at one of my favourite cards this month. I made this retro caravan card to say happpy birthday to fellow Community Ed Lyndsey. I love it for many reasons. Firstly it reminds me of childhood days spent reading The Famous Five books! Secondly it's old-school-simple to make - with lots of patterned paper shapes layered up with inexpensive texture details. It's basically made from paper, card, felt and a few embellishments from my stash.
I don't know about you but when I make cards, usually most of the time spent is in the research...I think about the recipient's favourite things, look up design ideas online and then sketch up a prototype - which later doubles up as my shape template if I need a guide cutting out paper pieces. Then I raid my stash for coordinating supplies (this bit of the process usually takes the longest as I rummage through boxes of papers, buttons, gems and adhesives, pens etc... looking for JUST the right mixture of supplies.
The actual making is the fun bit - but often the quickest! With Lyndsey, it didn't take long for me to think about things she likes - after all she blogs about them here! This card design is inspired by Lyndsey's Caravan I love blog post - and is my crafty ode to Cath Kidston's caravan sewing basket.