Sunday, May 19, 2013

I had so much fun with this card

Today is the reveal for Cards in Envy.  This challenge is to make your own background.  This runs May20 -- June 2.

On my card I used a tag base from Ranger and cut it down to fit in an A2 envelope at 5 1/2 inches, which is a  regular envelope.  This time I used Alcohol Inks by Ranger, the silver, grey and black and put drops on my splat mat and swirled them around with my tag.  It dried really quick and I realized I wanted more colors so I did it again.  I made sure it was dry before I stamped my images.  I used the stamp "On the Railroad" Stampers Anonymous -- Tim Holtz Collection and Archival Black ink.  I stamped the train track about 3 times lined it up each time.  When I knew it was dry I stamped the train, once again about 3 times so it stood out.  I made sure it was dry and backed the card with another tag and scored it just underneath the circle and glued a tag to the bottom to make a card.  I made The hole and tags  lined up.  I used some crinkled ribbon through the hole picking up the excess alcohol ink and crinkling it and let it dry.  I put it through the tag and when I mailed it I just pulled t straight when I put in the envelope  I wanted to make a sentiment so Tim Holtz came out with matchbox letters and I did "Good Luck".  You see I know someone who will be finishing conductor school and thought this would make a great card. 

Here is what the card looks like:

This is a close up of the card and it really looks like smoke is coming out of the smoke stack.  It is a very masculine card.
Come over and play with us at Cards in Envy.  Hope to see you there.
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  1. This definitely has a neat smokey look! Looks like it was fun to make! ~andrea

  2. Love your idea of a tag card! Your steam engine is putting out lots of smoke! :) Great background technique!
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  3. What a special card for your conductor. I don't think I've ever met anyone who was a conductor - totally cool. Great smokey effect. ~ Marilyn

  4. Great smokey texture on your handmade background. The tag card is a fabulous idea! ♥ Denise

  5. I'm pretty sure the conductor to be will appreciate this...
    You are always thinking and these stamps are perfect.
    Funny how you don't mixed media. bwahahahahha!

  6. This is so cool! I love all of the texture on here and layering!

  7. This really does look like it was a lot of fun to create. It is very interesting and will be so appreciated!

  8. I love the smokey effect of your wonderful background and the fun design. Such a fabulous card for a male and a train lover. xx



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