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Wednesday 4 July 2012


I always findthe making of good luck/leaving cards to be a bit of a nightmare, to be honest.  People ask for cards and tell me what they want to have included,  things like "she's going to be a nurse and likes whiskey".

It's not easy to fulfill those requirements!

For my latest leaving card, I didn't have much time, so I cheated and instead of stamping up the background myself, I used a sheet from a Debbi Moore cd.  Sadly, I now forget which one it was (possibly The Shabby Chic compendium, which was the best freebie EVER with a magazine).

All of the elements on this card were on that sheet (apart from the gold diecut butterfly and the stamped greeting at the bottom and on the round sentiment.

It was very simple to pull together, and the only thing I did apart from cut the items out was mount the topper and sentiments onto gold mirri card and highlight the stems with a clear gelly roll stardust pen.  (no 800).

Finally, just to finish it off, I put a gold border peeloff all around the base paper to provide definition.


  1. it may have been simple to pull together as you put it, but very effective! gorgeous card!
    Kim x

  2. Such an amazing design, and a very creative use of Mirri card. Keep up the great work!

  3. Some client's themes are so hard to design but this card is gorgeous. I don't call running a background paper off "cheating" unless the card was for a designer! (Shirl aka essdeecee)