Hang out the washing

by Dorothy
(Nottinghamshire, England)



Hello, At 76, I have just started card making. I can't think why I didn't do it years ago. This card is the 6th one I made.

I like to choose a theme for the person and this one is a birthday card for my daughter in law who is always washing and Ironing. I had seen something similar somewhere, I can't remember where.

Firstly I printed and cut a photo of her garden that I had taken a few years ago to make it familiar to her.

I mounted the photo onto the card and cut it into a “centre step card”. I felt that this design of card gave the photo a slight 3D effect. (I love these unusual card cuts and this is a great place to learn to do them)

I then machine knitted (another hobby of mine) a mini jumper. Using food sticks and some twine, I added the washing line. I purchased the mini pegs.

I made the flowers using Xcut dies from areas from food packages. I have to say that I get a big kick out of re-cycling packaging in this way and now look at my shopping with new eyes.

I made the mistake of not weighing the card and the post office charged her for an extra 11 grams. I won’t do that again!

Christina says ...

What a fabulous card this is and how clever of you to come up with the photo idea for the background.

I bet you got some comments about this and it is truly a card to treasure. I love the little sweater on the line ... it is all just so cute

Well done you and I hope you will keep up with card making now that you have discovered this lovely hobby. I also hope you will keep adding your creations to the Gallery page

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Jun 13, 2014
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Hang Out The Washing
by: Faith

Very cute card, Dorothy! Love the clothesline and jumper idea!

May 13, 2014
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love it
by: Jenny Cottam

Hi Dorothy
What a brilliant idea for a card. If this is only your 6th card then you are a natural. Beware though card making is very addictive so keep up the good work.

May 12, 2014
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very nice
by: rinda

hello,
what a good idea to use package!!
and a very nice card too. well done.

May 12, 2014
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Hang out the washing
by: EDITH


OOPS SORRY DOROTHY LAST MESSAGE FROM DOROTHY SHOULD HAVE READ EDITH

May 12, 2014
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Hang out the washing
by: DOROTHY

WEY HEY WHAT A BRILLIANTLY THOUGHT OUT CARD AND SO APT FOR THE SITUATION, KEEP IT UP

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