Tuesday, 14 April 2009

My 2nd Brother's Birthday Card



At last, I've managed to download some photos to blog. This card was for my 'little brother's birthday' last week. I used two Elusive Images stamp themeplates for this card. One was the Antiquities plate which I used to create the DTP background. I did a bit of ink blending with a mix of Adirondack dye inks and Distress Inks before doing a couple of layers of stamping. I then used images from another EI plate (can't remember the name but it's another old one and I think possibly discontinued) and stamped the main image onto a piece of torn cork using Versafine ink. I also stamped a sentiment onto another piece of cork. I had to use a heat gun on these two pieces because the ink wouldn't dry on it's own and finally, I stamped another image from the same plate onto an oval cut with Nestabilities and then triple embossed it. The border along the top was from a sheet I bought from a local craft shop.

6 comments:

Jules said...

What a brilliant idea - stamping on cork. I need to learn how to think "outside of the box" if it produces creations like this.

I bet "baby Brother" loved his card.

Love Jules xx

Shirley said...

One of the prettiest male cards I have seen! I love the whole design and colors too!

acreativeneed said...

Wow, what fabulous stamps these are! Great stamping on the cork. Love the look!
smiles,Deena

Phree said...

Fantastic card and certainly a "man" card! I love it.

stamp and scrape said...

I have this Roman set and haven't a clue what to do with it - love what you've done here - the cork looks great.
Ros

Jo said...

This is such a professional looking card and a great advert for stamping on cork. Looks like it should be in a posh stamping mag somewhere.