Well where did that week go ! It was a busy week for me as I had 2 family birthdays close together so was beavering away getting cards ready for everyone. The below card is one I made for my brother-in-law.
I started by making the background, I used different Distress Inks and stamped them onto a craft mat, sprayed them with water and then 'splodged' my card ontop. I used Chipped Sapphire DI around the edge and stamped the images with black Archival ink. The stamps are from a Paper Artsy set and also a Stampin' UP set. The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set and I've cut it out using Nestabilities Labels 17 and given it the DI treatment. It's mounted onto an embossed piece of card, again given the DI treatment and embossed using a Tim Holtz EF.
The pocket watch is stamped onto Grunge paper which has had Spiced Marigold DI blended over it and then I've cut it out. The paper is from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found paper stack. The numbers are chipboard and I've rubbed DI over them and then covered them in Tim Holtz Crackle Glaze. One lesson learnt is that the finish on the numbers wasn't rough enough to stick sufficiently to the Crackle Glaze as part of it fell off when my BiL opened the card ! Note to self : sand the numbers next time !
I'm entering this card into the Let's Ink It Up challenge which is embossing.
Hope you're al having a lovely week end, and if you're in the UK, aren't the lighter nights wonderful ! Spring is definitely around the corner !
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