Hello to all my cyber visitors - it's nice to have you call by.
I recently won a stamp set over at Our Daily Bread Designs and decided that it was time to ink it up.
I deliberately chose this Lighthouse set as I do not have many masculine images. Although I had fun with these two cards, I learnt that it is not as easy to work with one large image as it is to work with smaller images!
This is the more simple of the cards - I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black, and added a little colour with sponging, and the gold 'beams' with an SU coloured pencil.
The sentiment was an 'el cheapo' that I picked up locally, and I embossed it with silver. Both this, and the main image, were mounted on a reflective silver paper, and then onto the navy base card. The lines on the edges are a line of sticky backed, shaped silver reflective paper. Ideal for adding pizazz to a masculine card without it looking 'tacky'.
The second card I used a metallic base card to stamp and silver emboss the image on, then got stuck!!
I fiddled around with various mediums before I settled on the punched foil background - I used some shredded blue 'stuff' under that again, which you can see in the bottom left corner of the photograph - why do accents like that so rarely show in photos??
The sentiment was another sticking point until I spied the silver cord on my desk. After stamping and silver embossing the image (from Hero Arts), I punched and inserted the black eyelets and then threaded the silver through them.
I knotted it partway across, and believe it or not, it started as a reef knot, but twisted as I worked on securing the cord and does not now look like any self- respecting knot!!
This is quite a dramatic looking card IRL and I am quite happy with it.
I am looking forward to sharing something special with you on Wednesday (NZ time) - I have been hanging out to announce this, but have been very good and not told anyone about it other than my DH!!
Thanks for calling by - I do treasure your comments when you leave one :-)
God bless and take care.