Monday, March 24, 2014

Fireflies Look on the Bright Side

Fireflies Look on the Bright Side
Another mini card for a colleague who is leaving end of the month due to 'organization restructure'. I made a mini card because I am going to insert the card into a transparent gift pouch together with the farewell gift. I hope the sentiment would bring some new lights and hopes to her because she been working for the company for 15+ years and in the end, she got retrenched. She says that this is her first job since her graduation. I know it must be hard for her.

Pals Paper Arts - PPA196 - A Sketch Challenge
I adopt the simple sketch from Pals Paper Arts - PPA196 - A Sketch Challenge as shown above.

Close-up : Gold embossed 'glow'
A black card stock is die cut and stamped with the firefly 'glow' using Versamark ink. It is later embossed using gold powder. The black card is attached onto a yellow card base as in sketch. The excess of the black card is trimmed off. The yellow card base is corner rounded on the top and bottom right corners. I choose a yellow card base so that it would match the sentiment - 'on the bright side'.

Close-up : Customized sentiment
The sentiment is customized using alphabets in which stamped on a light yellow die cut fishtail banner. The edges of the banner are distressed to bring up the sentiment.

Close-up : Glossy accents on the firefly 'glowing butt'
The fireflies are stamped on white card stock and colored using Copic markers. It is later die cut using the matching dies. It is attached into the embossed circle using pop dots. The fireflies' tails are added with glossy accents to bring some shinny.

Dimension : 11.43cm x 8.89 cm or 4.5" x 3.5"
Type : Horizontal fold
Inlay : None

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This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
3) Eclectic Ellapu - Wings (ends on 05 April 2014)
Edit to add : This has card won Eclectic Ellapu - Wings Top Five. Please read here or refer here.

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Dawn Tidd said...

This is adorable! What a great firefly and matching die. Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, this is great! My husband and I were just talking about fireflies recently. I haven't seen one since I moved to SW Florida 15 years ago. Love the fine details of your card, like the glossy accents on the fireflies. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

What a great card. thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu
Hugs Kelly - DT

Susan Itell said...

I have a huge smile on my face! Fireflies always remind me of my childhood and trying to catch them! Super cute and super creative! Thanks for playing with the PALS this week!!!

Tamara said...

super fun card!!
Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
xx Tamara

mamichelle said...

Super cute!

May said...

Fabulous card, Love those fireflies...the design is perfect... Thank you for joining us at Eclectic ellapu challenge... Hugs May x x x

jenn shurkus said...

such a clever card! love the sentiment!! thank you for playing a long with us at lawnscaping!

Elise C. said...

Such a sweet card for your co-worker! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

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