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« on: October 06, 2011 07:50:25 AM »

I recently had the challenge of making a farewell card for a popular colleague who was retiring - it had to be huge!  I was reluctant to send the card all over town to be signed so I came up with the idea of mailing out individual pages and inserting them in the card later.  The card itself was 12inches square & featured my first attempts at making paper roses and sewing pages together.  

I made the roses, flourishes & lettering from Tim Holtz dies, & used papers mostly from Bo Bunny's Timeless collection.  I worked out the roses after watching several You Tube videos.  It doesn't show in the photo but I embossed the flowers behind the roses & highlighted the patterns with ink.  The timepiece in the centre of the winged flower is paper coated in a lot of gloss finish.

I wanted some interesting paper for people to write their messages on so I went with a pre-shaped paper from one of the Kaisercraft Christmas ranges (six sheets used for oodles of goodbye messages)

This shot of the centre shows the embroidery floss sewn through to hold the pages together.

and more messages on the last two pages

and one final shot which shows how big it is!  

Thanks for looking Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011 08:05:41 AM »

How fabulous!! I bet she loved it, well done! Smiley

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