Friday, 12 September 2008

High 5 - Congrats Card

The challenge on Caardvarks this week is 'Working for a Living' , so I used some office supplies. I used a tear out index card in bright neon green and a giant paper clip on this one. The 'high 5' was cut at 3" from the Graphically Speaking cartridge, and the 'congrats' sentiment is, what else, a studio G $ stamp. I thought this would make a good card for someone who has just got a new job/promotion.
Our house here in Florida has been painted, it was such a different way of doing things than in the UK, where most of us live in brick or stone houses, and just the windows/doors etc are painted. Here, all the windows were covered with brown paper - the house looked like an oven-ready turkey all trussed up. Then they just spray the whole thing. The only problem was, mid-spray it started to rain and the painters left (they don't have the stoicism of British painters, who huddle miserably for hours in the rain, waiting for a five minute break in the clouds), so I was in my turkey house all night, the only exit being through the garage. Each time the wind blew, it rustled the paper and it sounded just like animals prowling around...............not much sleep that night! Yesterday, the sun shone, so now we are freshly painted and looking good.

16 comments:

Dawny P said...

Now I'm thinking about your turkey house En and I'm wondering .... where did they put the stuffing lol xxxx

Fabulous card - I LOVE that funky green. It't just brilliant. Have a great weekend xxxx

Kath said...

love this green and black combo and check out that huge paper clip - fun and funky card
Love
kath
xxxxx

thescrapmaster said...

I love the color combo!

~Samantha
Stampin' UP! Demo

Christine (Craftling) said...

Wow! En, I LURVE this card!! So cool.. and BRIGHT! lol ;o)

Glad to hear things are nice and fresh in Florida! I trust Mr & Mrs Hiss and family are still sulking and have not returned to plague you?

Chris xx

Tonya said...

Green and black are fabulous together!!! Great job!!

Terria said...

Now these colors rock , i love this card excellent job!
TGIF :)

niklas said...

Love the bright green. And "high 5" is cool title.

Lorraine said...

cool card! love the colors! tfs

Lana said...

I love the boldness of this card! The lime green is lush and the paper clip really sets it off!
Hugs
Lana x

Jen said...

I love the high 5...awesome card!

Nikki said...

Very cool! Love how you used the neon green office supplies! Very clever! :)

Shannon said...

oh no!!!! I'm sorry to hear the painting didn't go so well. I have a brick house, and the previous owner decided to paint it!!! I wish I could strip it down to the original brick....but can you imagine the labor involved in that? ugh!!!! Have a great day in your "turkey" house.

Tip Top said...

Hehehehe turkey house - fantastic image I have!!

Very funky and bright card - really love it!!

SmilynStef said...

How fun is that neon green ... and I love that big paper clip too ... wonderful card.

Kristen said...

Awesome card! The color combo is just stunning! Cool jumbo clip too.

LazyKay said...

Love this - vibrant.

xxxxxxx