Sunday, 31 October 2010
Feather in the Wing of Time - A Man's Card
I know this uses the same stamps as my last post but I wanted to make a card that was suitable for a man. I love the way that this one turned out.
The base card is a in dark brown and is an A4 sheet scored and folded to make an A5 size card. Approximately an inch was cut off the front portion so that the inside back face can be seen.
The coloured backing was a piece of cream card that was painted with walnut stain which contained some mica powder for a bit of shine. While this was still damp quite a bit of another colour was added along the top edge of the card and allowed to run down the paper causing the long run lines. This was then allowed to dry naturally as a heat gun would have blown the liquid colour around.
A panel was cut and attached to the front of the card and another panel attached to the inside back surface of the card. The vertical edges of both panels and the right hand edge of the front of the card were lined with fine gold peeloff strips.
The main panel is actually made of a very thin veneer of pale coloured wood. This was spayed with various tones of glimmer mist to give the same sort of colouring as the background paper and again it gives a bit a a sheen to the surface. This was allowed to dry overnight as heating would have caused the wood to bend.
For the stamping the feather and sentiment were stamped first and then parts of the feather were used to create the border.
This card has been added to the Cards for Men Challenge No. 22 - Anything goes (as long as it's male). http://cardsformen.blogspot.com