Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Flip Flops, Thongs or Jandels??


I chose the title as the footwear featured on the card are known as Flip Flops in the USA, Thongs in Australia and Jandels here in New Zealand - so you can take you pick 😉 

I made this card for a young man who lives quite casually, and who loves the beach and sea.

The technique used, that of a 'floating' element,  I learnt from Natasha Foote, here.

I used kraft cardstock for the base, and then a layer of red/brown corrugated card.
The greeting was embossed in gold on the kraft card, and mounted it over a layer of gold paper.

The floating element was made using strips of gold paper, and two lots of coloured card that were scraps/snippets left over from hand made backgrounds.
In my mind they represent the sun, sky and sand.

The 'jandels' were cut out of the element, and also out of dark brown card, and the brown ones re-inserted.  The whole floating element was mounted slightly to the side of the main panel and trimmed.

The inside was finished with some glitter tape. 
Sorry about the poor focus, blame the sparkle off the glitter.

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aussie aNNie said...

Lovely and interesting post, great colours. x

brenda said...

Flip flops here in the UK as well Maxine, can't cope with them personally, it's the bit between the toes that niggles me.

A great card though, thanks so much for sharing and joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Dawn T said...

Great card Maxine. Love the jandels.

Glennis F said...

I can no longer wear them either! Super card Maxine

Mac Mable said...

What fun names and what a fabulous and fun card. I like how you used the colours of the sky, sunshine and sand Maxine and a thoughtful and wonderful card for a young man that loves the beach and sea x.

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, it sounds perfect for the recipient - it's Flip Flops in the UK as well and I can't wait to get mine out for the summer when it arrives.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is such a fun card - love the flip flops (Yep, I wear flip flops often!).

R's Rue said...

So cute.

Irish Cherokee said...

Very creative. Love the design. Excellent!

Hugs and Blessings,

Irmelin Eriksson said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irre

Claire (Mrs H) said...

It is a great technique. It looks fabulous. They are flip flops here in the UK too

Margreet said...

Love your card with the flip flops. Great technique.
Thanks for joining the AG challenge at Catch the Bug.
xxx Margreet

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant, very clever Maxine, great texture. Layout design too.
Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Regina said...

Ooh pretty! We call them flip flops here in AZ. I lived in flip flops when I was in a child and young adult. Now not so much. Have a nice weekend.

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Super card Maxine
Love the flip flops!
Thanks for your sweet visit. Happy weekend! xx

OlgaB said...

Wow! Love the combination of elements!
Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
Hugs from Africa!

Di said...

What a great card this is! I do love the floating element. You probably almost gave your camera a nervous breakdown trying to focus on the glitter :) Flip flops for me - Singapore childhood to blame:)


Di xx

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card. Love that techique! It's going on my to do list! Smile. Thanks for sharing the link

Joy Wilson said...

I'm a flip flop girl, so I am in love with your card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

Marilyn said...

Fabulous card Maxine and the name trivia was interesting. When I was a kid, we called them thongs but when my kids or grands here me say it now, they think I'm weird because now the 'thongs' I used to wear are called flip flops.

CraftyGirl said...

I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

Carol W said...

WOW Maxine. What a wonderfully creative card. I love the couragated layer and the highlighted flip flops. This is great. I'll have to try the couragated card layer.

Gale said...

Fab card Maxine! I am a flip flop girl. Wear them year round. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for

Chriss America Real said...

Maxine, this card is fantastic! We used to call them thongs here in the USA but at some point it changed to flip flops. I guess it's the sound that they make.


Barb said...

Sweet card Maxine--screams summer!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great card design- love your flip flop card. We used to call them thongs here...but that has a different meaning Anyway, fun card- lo0ve the colors too!

Neet said...

I love your explanation "sun, sand and sky" and can see it - you are so right! Perfect choice of colours.
Well, from now on my flip flops will be jandles - I think that is a lovely word.
Blessings, Neet xx