3 November 2009
Hi everyone, I thought I’d show a couple of cards I made for my youngest Son who has his 21st birthday tomorrow, yikes, I feel old!! They’re both quite straightforward and were quick to make but cute images wouldn’t be what he’d like so no painting involved. For the first card I stamped the numbers from a PaperArtsy numbers set and then coloured them in with a silver and red gel pen. I’ve sponged the edges, doodled and then embossed the edges of this and the card blank on my scoreboard. Added some gems to finish.
The second card is another simple layout but it’s a huge, almost twelve inches wide. I’ve used some October Afternoon paper for this one which I’ve sponged around the edges with black soot distress ink. There’s a strip of black bazzil punched with a Martha Stewart zig-zag punch and some smooth gems that I’ve re-coloured with a black copic pen. The numbers and letters were all cut on the Cricut and I've just realised after seeing the photo uploaded that the 's' is upside down, hopefully he won't notice :). For the numbers, I've done some stamping with an Artistic Stamper background stamp and black distress ink randomly around them, they've been embossed three times with thick embossing powder and then frozen and cracked. The second photo shows the cracked effect closer up, I rubbed some black ink into the cracks and then wiped clean.
Well, I hope you’re having a good week, the rain has stopped here at last and now I can go out! TFL.