Sunday, 23 February 2014

Mum's the Word

It'll soon be time to start thinking about Mother's Day - it's on March 30th this year (at least, it is in the UK - I've never known an event to be celebrated on so many different dates!) so that's what I've been thinking about for this week's CD Sunday challenge, which is Quotations.

I typed this Ralph Waldo Emerson quotation into Word, played about with the size and font until I was happy with it, then printed it out and die cut it. A background paper from the CD The Best of La Pashe 2012 and a bit of matting and layering makes a very simple looking card:



Then I turned to the inside. I used a sheet printed from the CD, but it can also be bought as a Double Decoupage sheet from La Pashe. To make the main image glossy to help it stand out from the background, I printed the sheet twice, once on glossy card and once on matte, but you could save paper and ink by using images all from one sheet. I know I'll use the remainder of each sheet so it wasn't that wasteful!

I used the same dark blue card I'd used for matting on the outside to create a liner with a pop up support for the image, then other images from the sheet to make the background. I did consider using the decoupage layers on the sheet, but the card wouldn't have folded properly flat then which would have removed the element of surprise when it is opened.


7 comments:

  1. I love your card Jane. When I saw the quotation I must admit to a wry smile. Too long a story for here. A great card though and thank you for joining in with us.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT Team B

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  2. I didn't expect that Jane, what a fab card i love it, thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    sue-b xx

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  3. A fantastic card that brought on a smile. Love the inside too. x

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  4. A card to make you smile....love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT x

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  5. Brilliant card Jane with a fabulous sentiment. Michelle x

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  6. What a great image - made me smile and I like the quotation too. When I asked MIL how she coped when he was little OH's mother said she gave up when he was 2 so she has a lot to answer for!!!
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  7. Fab card, such a true quote, thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday x

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