Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Time Travel

This is a really nice card that I designed for my husband's birthday this month (April is a busy and expensive month!)  The design is Steampunk, which I love, with a vintage touch.  I have used a stamp set called 'Hexley Transport' (such a cool name) from 'Inky Doodles', and one of their lovely masks.  I have also used a couple of masks from 'A Touch of Masks'.  The base card is white, a border mask of cogs is placed down one edge of the card and two colours of Distress inks are blended over the mask on to the card.  This process is repeated along all the edges, giving a soft pattern.  The background panel is another piece of white card on to which  a large clock mask is placed.  Two colours of Glimmer mists are spritzed through the mask, which is then removed and the panel is dried with a heat gun.  The clock shows through the colours as white, so to tone it down a brown Distress ink(Brushed Corduroy) is gently applied over it.  The panel is then embossed with another mask of cogs through a machine.  Gold gilding wax is then applied on to the raised embossing, highlighting the pattern.  Brushed Corduroy Distress ink is applied to the edges of the panel to give an aged effect. It is then matted on to brown card and layered on to the base card.   On another piece of white card several images are stamped, a pocket watch, keys, a horn, and a steampunk vintage car.  They are stamped in brown ink and heat embossed with clear powder, then they are coloured with H2O paints which compliment the colours of the inks.  The images are then cut out and applied to the card with dimensional glue.  A small panel of brown card is die cut, then a sentiment is also die cut out of card coloured as before and attached to the panel.  The sentiment is then covered with Glossy Accents, liquid pearls are dotted around the edges of the small panel and personalisation can be added at this stage if required.  The panel is then attached to the card with dimensional glue to complete the design.

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