Today's project is a card I've made for a male friend who has a birthday coming up soon.
I bought the latest Do Crafts magazine last week which had a set of steampunk style stamps as a freebie plus a CD containing matching papers and other elements. Now I do believe the CD may be an extra gift with the magazine if purchased in Sainsbury's as when I saw the mag elsewhere it had just the free stamps and no CD.
For the card I created a background layer by combining some of the elements on the CD, printed it off then added Antique Photo DI to distress the whole sheet. Everything on the card except the brads was added into the design created from the CD, I then printed the two toppers again so I could add them over the base layer for more dimension. I distressed the toppers with the same DI before matting them over some SU! Early Espresso cardstock. After printing the matching 'brads' I punched them out and distressed them with the DI before covering with Glossy Accents and adding to the card.
In the pic it looks as if I've been a little too enthusiastic with the DI on the sentiment topper as the text is barely legible ! However IRL it is much clearer and says "May Your Day Run Like Clock Work". As it's a card for a man I haven't added any 'fripperies' as I believe many of our menfolk prefer not to have ribbons, flowers etc on their cards !
I rarely create a card with no stamped elements as stamping and colouring is my favourite method of cardmaking, but the images on this freebie CD are great and I'm pleased with the finished card. I do hope our friend likes his card when he receives it.
Thanks for dropping in to check out my project today, let me know what you think of today's card.