Friday, 9 January 2015

Lost in transit

On 5th December I posted off a Christmas parcel to my daughter Janet and her Partner Neil - they live in Spain but work in Gibraltar so I sent their Christmas presents, Christmas card and it's Neil's birthday on boxing day so it also included his pressie and this card I made for him.  It is now 9th January and the said parcel is still missing .  I know I know I should've sent in by recorded mail or some such other method - I should have sent it to their home - but I thought it would save them a trip to the Spanish Post Office to collect as they are out at work all day.

Anyway it doesn't look like they are ever going to get it so I thought I would share the card I made  for Neil.  Towards the latter end of last year Neil took part in a poker tournament run by the company they work for and HE WON the Gibraltar competition - well done Neil, then he was flown to a hotel in London to take part in the National Finals - and he won that too so very well done - I think the prize is a holiday anyhow I digress but that was the reason behind this shaker card

I had this sheet of card that I have had for years at the bottom of a box of patterned card - I bought it not long after I started papercrafting thinking it would be good for a man card - I have never used it - until now.  Even then I haven't cut into it as I sanded back some white shrink plastic and photocopied it!  Now I knew it wasn't going to dry until I shrank it so I was ultra careful

 I cut them all out leaving a tiny rim around the edge and then shrank them to make tiny little playings cards that I could put inside to shake about.

I also had the playing cards and token stamp from a set that came free with creative stamping mag - again several years ago.  I needed a border and some random bits to fill in and so I turned to my padlock set from Clarity I stamped out loads of the suit blocks that are made to put on the key stem.  I embossed them all in clear and cut them out so that I could make the border 

after that it was just an assembly job keeping to the colours on playing cards.

I enjoyed making this card as its a bit different from my normal style - shame its gone walkabout !

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