Hello and welcome to my blog :) I have a collage/mixed media card to share with you today that I made for someone who loves travelling, as you can see I used it as a birthday card - belated I'm afraid ;)
I have used stamps from La Blanche - their Vintage Collection and Background Set; Distress Oxide inks, Versafine inks - sepia and black, a lazer cut MDF piece, puffy stickers and Vintage Ephemera from La Blanche, a couple of stencils and a some dies from my stash.
I took a piece of white card and blended a couple of DOs all over it. I then flicked water over it and faux bleached randomly. When it was dry I used a blue ink to stamp a collage image randomly over the background.
I took a stencil from my stash and used DO inks to add another layer to my background. I love layering backgrounds.
I used a couple of the background stamps to stamp around the edges of a white base card.
I matted the background panel onto black card.
I stamped several focal images relating to travel with a Steampunk and Vintage twist, then cut them out. I added gold gilding wax to the compass.
Next I took a piece of printed ephemera, I tore the edges and added ink to them then folded and rolled them to create an old, distressed look.
I took an MDF embellishment of a gentleman on a Penny Farthing, which was beautifully detailed, and stamped a postal themed collage image in black Versafine ink over it.
I stamped and coloured some more focal images. I attached the background panel to the base card at an angle, then attached the other images and embellishments. I decided to add the Penny Farthing because the recipient is really into mountain biking, and he likes Steampunk too.
I added some puffy stickers that look like rivets to add to the industrial Steampunk look. Everyone knows how much I love Steampunk and Vintage so I had a lovely time creating this card! These gorgeous stamps are among my favourites in my collection, and the image of the lady with a steam ship and clock in her head is one of my oldest stamps. It works just as well now as it did when new.
Thank you for popping in today, I hope you have enjoyed this post. Feel free to leave me a comment, I love to hear from you, and I hope that you'll drop by again soon :)