Hi there. This is a birthday card that I made for our DS in Australia and which he has received luckily in time for his birthday today, so I can show it here. The postal service in Australia can be a bit random, and even when you allow lots of time things still sometimes arrives late, luckily not so this time. I used a Visible Image stamp called Music Speaks and one of their stencils called Strobes.
I found a snippet of white card and coloured it with Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks and some Blueprint Sketch DI around the edges, using my gelli plate to mix the colours on and then spritzed with water before laying the card over to transfer the colour. I wanted there to be a circular shape of lighter colour where I knew the guitar would be placed. I then stamped the music stamp twice using Hickory Smoke DI as I didn't want it to stand out too much. I then placed the Strobes stencil over the top and ran it through my machine to emboss it and added some silver gilding wax to the embossing. I'm afraid that catching the shine is really difficult, but in real life it certainly glints in the light.
I found another snippet of white card and stamped the guitar using Blueprint Sketch DI and then using a silver glitter pen I highlighted the words and the pegs, and then fussy cut it out.
I then stamped the words with the Blueprint Sketch DI on to a further snippet of white card stamping each work individually by masking the other words off when inking, and blended a little more of the same colour just to take the whiteness off the card. I then added the die cut Happy Birthday and the matted layer using some mor snippets of dark blue before sticking it on to the white 6" square card.
Thank you for looking at my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 327 where we use our snippets of card, paper etc.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Masculine.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.