Monday, 28 December 2009

Happy New Year!

Now that the majority of the Christmas festivities are over, perhaps I will get back to something approaching bloggy normality!!

I am not often commissioned (in fact never I think!) to make cards for people so it wasn’t a good idea to forget that Dad had asked me to make some cards for his “hire a chauffeur” business!!  What he wanted was some cards (about 18 of them) that said Happy New Year so that he could send them to his main clients offering a 20% discount if they referred people to him.

Anyway, what with one thing and another I did indeed completely forget that Dad had asked me to do this – fortunately it was Dad and not a serious potential client!! Dad was quite understanding and said that I didn’t have to do it, but of course, I HAD to!! 

A quick rummage around the SCS website and I found this fabulous card that I just knew I could make my own.  Although there are only three cards in the photo below (with apologies for the quality of the iphone photo!) I did make five each of the designs seen below and five more of one similar to the middle card but with a plain gold background.


I thought that I had taken another photo showing all twenty cards, but I can’t seem to find that one now!  In any case, I was very pleased with the way that these cards had turned out – just how Dad wanted – elegant and classy with no frills and furbelows!!  ;-)  For your information, I used the largest of the Labels One in the Nestabilities set and either left the light brown sections unembossed or used the swiss dots or the d’vine swirls  embossing folders from Cuttlebug to make pretty patterns!  A fine black pen was used to make sewing “marks” around the edges of the die cuts and then black ribbon that’s almost see through (I KNOW there’s a name for it but I cannot remember it right now – do enlighten me!!) was pinned to the card using black eyelets before the whole thing was finished of using peel-off Happy New Year stickers.

While I am very happy with the whole thing I think that I will never again attempt to mass produce (ok even if it is in small numbers!) cards in one day again!!!  But then again that’s all my own fault for forgetting that Dad had asked me!!)


Hayley said...

Stunning cards Sam. Your dad will be very happy.
Happy New Year to you as well.

Emma Lockley said...

Hi Sam, these are lovely last minute cards, very simple and clean yet very eye catching, I love the touch of the blacxk organza ribbon : )

love emma xxx

Wipso said...

Very classy cards. I'm sure you Dad will be thrilled with them. Fingers crossed they do what they are intended for and bring in the new clients.
A x

Jessica Owens said...

I love how you made this your own. Absolutely beautiful! I hope you dad liked them too. Blessings!

Pam said...

Sam so disappointed no desk today!

Happy New Year Hugs Pam