I don’t normally make ‘requested’ cards. I make cards and donate them to charitable causes and organisations who sell them to raise their much-needed funds. But .. I made an exception with the request for this card. The person who asked me if I would make a card for someone told me about the lady they wanted a card made for, and also why they wanted a special card made – and I knew I had to make the card. And that’s why this is a ‘Special’ Pink Ribbon Card.
The person who asked me to make the card said that she liked vintage looking cards, and said she “would love a card with a bike on it, like on the other card…” which she’d seen on my blog (here → https://thecobweboriumemporium.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/take-time-to-stop-and-smell-the-flowers/ ). She also said that she’d love some pink flowers on the card.
So armed with this information, I set out on my journey of making a special card ….
I began with the background:- I embossed a 6×6 piece of good quality craft card using a Sheena Douglass embossing folder, putting the card through the embossing machine twice (because the embossing folder I wanted to use was only 5 x 7.) I had to be careful about where I placed the ‘join of the pattern’ of the double pass so that the embossing ‘fell’ just right so that the pattern continued as seamlessly as possible.
Then came colouring the woodland scene: Three colours of Gentle Blends (by Pinflair) blending the colours over the embossed areas in the places I wanted them to be and then using a duster brush I added a little cantaloupe coloured ink from a Memento Ink Pad and another yellowy colour which was slightly more buttery, to the centre of the ‘view’ to give it that ‘hazy sunshine in the background’ feeling.
I hand painted the butterflies, leaves, flowers and grass using a paint brush and Memento ink pads, and. once the ink was dry added a little pearl gilding wax to some of the butterflies, to give them a slightly ethereal feel and make them look as if their wings were fluttering. I gave each of them a little glitter trail – ‘falling’ behind them as they fluttered their wings to fly, using a glue pen and some of my favourite glitter dust. It kind of gave the whole scene a magical feel.
The sign post I built using my computer. I went around all the edges of the sign post with a black pen so that it gave the post a little depth and made it look like it had a dark shadow falling behind it.
I wanted to add a little more depth to the leaves on the branches , so I ran the embossing folder with a scrap of craft card inserted into it, though the embossing machine again, but this time carefully cut out a branch and its leaves, and then painted the branch and leaves using the paintbrush method, but this time in three darker shades of green so that it looked like it was somehow in the shade. (I added a little glitter to the very edges of some leaves, which again, just added to that all round magical woodland feeling).
I die cut the bicycle using some textured black card, and, using a white pen, added highlights to the bike where the light would have naturally caught on it, to give it more of a dimensional feel.
At last I was able to assemble the whole card. I fixed the sign post to the background, using Pinflair Glue Gel, and a tiny bit of tape on the back, where I’d pushed the bottom part of the post through to the back of the embossed card. Then attached the embossed background to the card base – with my favourite ‘go to’ glue: Collall All Purpose Glue.
The bike was added using some black foam tape, cut and snipped to the right proportions, and the extra branch was added using Pinflair glue gel and Anita’s Tacky Glue.
I added some pretty papers to the inside of the card and stamped a butterfly from a set which I’ve had for donkeys years . . .
. . . and so that the inside of the card reflected the front, I added a little bicycle stamp to the other half of the inside of the card. Signed the back and … voila! One card all done and dusted . . . . . . . except . . . . . it needed something more . . . A Box! So I made it a special box …
The decoration to the top of the lid was made using a Tonic Die set, and I just glittered the words (‘with love’) and the wings of the dragonfly.
NOW it was finished! I’m really pleased with this card. It has something magical and special about it. I love it.
Thank you so much for coming to share this card with me. I enjoy your company!
Have a truly fabulous Sunday! ~
18 thoughts on “A special ~ ‘Pink Ribbon’ ~ Card”
How great to have you back! This card & article has taken my breath away.
I wouldn’t normally check my email on a Sunday morning as we’re off ti Happy-Clappy Land and are usually dashing round like headless chickens, trying not to be late.
But as soon as I saw your name, I knew it was worth being late for.
Im looking fwd to reading it properly this afternoon.
Have a blessed day! x
And the same to you. Have a beautiful, peace filled day with your family. ~ Cobs.
This is exquisite! Truly. Loved reading how you made this. I am sure it’s beauty will bring great comfort to the recipient. As always tfs.
Have a lovely weekend Cobs,
Aww, thank you, Florence, for your really lovely comment. It’s wonderful to see you.
I’ve just been for a visit to your blog and found the beautiful snowman card. In a word: Stunning! Love it Flo. You’re on a roll with your Christmas cards. Me? I’ve not so much as even thought about making mine. (No, actually, that’s a fibberoonie – I’ve thought about it and back came the reply: “bah humbug“. LOL)
Have a beautiful Sunday Florence. Sending love, as always ~ Cobs. xxx
I love how the pink is contrasting all the dark colors. From the inside and out. 🙂
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It seems like for ever since I spoke to you! How the devil are you?
Thank you for coming and leaving the comment. It means the world to me.
Hope the magnets are coming along nicely. Have you found the right design yet?
Hope your Sunday has been beautiful and spent with loved ones. Sending love, as always ~ Cobs. x
Yes, I agree.
Really special card and so pretty. She will love it I’m sure and “pink ribbon” prayers for her as well.
Hello Beverly, I’m thrilled that you like the card, and thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. Bless you.
Like you, I too am praying for the recipient of this card.
I shall take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful start to your new crafting week. ~ Cobs. x
Cobs, These cards are beautiful and special indeed! I’m sure the recipient will feel the love and care you’ve made these with! I can feel it from here!! XOXO-Shari
Hello Shari! 😀
I’m so pleased that you like the card and want to thank you for going to the trouble and taking the time to leave me a comment. Bless your heart.
Have a fabulous week. September starts tomorrow – so maybe I should be wishing you a fabulous month! 😉
~ Cobs. x
A really beautiful card and box set. The extra little details make such a big difference I think 🙂
Hello, thank you for visiting and thank you SO MUCH for the comment!
I’m overjoyed that you like the card and box and can see the details.
Like you, it’s the details that I always think make that difference to a card, which takes it to another level.
I’m so happy you like it, and thank you again for taking the time to comment. It means a lot. ~ Cobs.x
You are most welcome and I am looking forward to seeing your next project posting 🙂 x
Truly beatyful card by a wounderfull crafter it’s truly amazing butterfly hugs to you xxx
Great to see you again. Thank you for leaving a comment, and am thrilled – to the moon and back – that you like it. 😀
Sending love, as always ~ Cobs x
what lovely cards! smashing!
Aw thanks Bev! I was just thinking about you and was going to pay your blog a visit to see if you’d managed to post some photographs of the cards you made. And here you are on my blog! We must have a psychic bond. ROFL. ~ Cobs x