Sometimes Mr Craft asks me to make cards. Luckily he usually has an idea of what he would like, and this occasion was no different. One of his colleagues was leaving and rather than a traditional good luck card he created one based on her new job. She’s going to do something to do with buses in London and her worst fear is being chased by a shark, so he thought he’d ask me to make a nice cheering card combining the two. I’m sure she’ll be thrilled!
Normally I don’t mind making things like this, in fact I rather enjoy it. However, this time I didn’t have the things needed. I have nothing shark or bus related so had to print some. Easy peasy! Or not. My printer had an error code so I had to Google how to sort it, reset it and then print again. A bit of a disaster given that I started it 2 hours before he needed to take it to work with him. Finally it printed, in bloody pink! Pink! Not London bus coloured at all. Me and the printer were well and truly divorced by that point so I coloured it. What a stupid idea. The pens bled into the paper and made it look scruffy. I cut it out and decided it was as good as it was going to get.
Having abandoned the printer, I searched for images of sharks, drew one onto tracing paper and traced it into grey card. I cut it out using decoupage scissors and then traced other parts of it onto lighter grey and white for the teeth before assembling the layers. I was pretty pleased with the shark actually! I stamped the obligatory good luck sentiment, but managed to get ink on the card so had to add a coloured strip to cover it up.
Mr Craft was very pleased with the card, even with the terrible colouring. This is possibly the strangest card I’ve ever been commissioned to make, though I have a feeling there’s more to come. (I am happy to oblige as he doesn’t mind me being a bit frivolous here and there when buying crafty things and always encourages me!)
What’s the weirdest card or craft you’ve ever been asked to make?