Saturday, 9 October 2010
This is the birthday card that I made for my other half this year. He is a steam train lover so I thought this one fitted the bill.
There are loads of elements for this one all stamped from a set of stamps from U mount. The Base A4 size card was white which was layered up with some brown which had been sprayed with copper glimmer mist and a dark green/gold card. An A5 white sheet was stamped with the station clock which was then embossed with clear powder as a resist technique so when the distress inks were applied the white card could still be seen.
The train scene, which was one stamp, was coloured using distress inks applied by paint brush, and then the edges aged with more inks. Two sets of luggage, the station master the clock and the lamp post were coloured in the same way. These were then all cut out to give individual embellishments.
A white oval was cut out with a Nestability die and the edges coloured whilst still in the die so that a white edge was kept. An oval scalloped shape was cut from the brown misted paper and the two were layered together. The lamp post and the station master were added to this.
All the elements were then added to the base card to give the final look. The large clock was added on foam tape to give some depth to the picture.
This csrd has been entered into the CES chsllenge at http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/