Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Strip Flower Theme - Hasegawa

The urge to bang my head on the wall.

Have been really busy at work with the new workload in a new area. Rather challenging and stressed at the same time. But I guess the ranting can continue somewhere else and it shouldn't be an excuse either.

I forgot to take photos of this card at all.

I won't say that it's wonderfully done (though it is) but it's a fresh new try and probably a breakthrough in my recycling. I shall attempt to make you see how the card looks like by bombarding you with thousands of words. XD

I've cut magazine pages into thin strips of around 5mm with my beloved paper cutter and dyed the strips red. After which, I rolled and shaped them like flower petals. Pasting them on the card makes beautiful pop ups, backed with a stamping of the 'stem', and shattered flower punch-outs decoration.

It sounds so easy just typing it out here, but I've spent so much time on this idea that I only completed the card right before mailing date. The strips were too thick at first, the rolling was crazy and the dyeing was a mess.

The back of the card were stamped at the corners and layered with a wrapping paper, then a short message on a orange paper. Attached with a nice artistic letter which is going to be stuck in the heart for a while, according to the receiver.

Overall, it was a good attempt with pleasure result, despite all the episodes in between. Shall think of something for the remaining strips lying around. Also, Happy National Day for Singapore too~!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Silly Funny Theme - Salt Birthday

As the title suggests, this is probably one of the most "blahhhh" cards ever. For the most "blahhhhh" friend I'd always love. Remembering this friend of mine, I would be reminded of many silly and crazy things we've thought/talked/done together before. Thus, I wanted to make her card really funny and silly this year.

I don't think the words show well in the photo, or even on the actual card. Anyways, it says "happy" on the red cloud, "birthday" with a tiny heart on the yellow, and "At least you are not as old as you will be next year" on the rainbow. All written in a pen supposedly to be dried up.

But as I started writing her name for the letter on the back, I was so surprised that the ink came flowing! And thus, the letter was written in ink. Backed with some stamping designs to add some zest into the simple card.

Loves those stamps so much that I couldn't stop stamping. So it over spill to the envelope (There's one on the front as well! I totally think it turns out adorable. Did I mention that the envelope itself is handmade from recycled paper as well?

Lastly, I sealed the envelope with some homemade stickers~! Was rather last-minute work so didn't get the time for photos. But, it was totally cool for first-time/last-minute/up-cycled stuff.

Anyway, gonna start working hard on the next project now. Can't really afford to stop, and this really make the time flies too.