We had a weekend of two birthdays, Saturday was Alexa's and Sunday was her daddy's, our Son Jamie. Although I find male cards quite difficult like most of us card makers, making Jamie's is more of a pleasure than most because as some of you will know if you've visited his recently set up blog, he is an artist and therefore not only likes 'arty' type cards, he's interested in how they've been made.
I really enjoyed doing this because I got to use some of my favourite products including Ten Second Studio tools and techniques. I got the inspiration for the metal piece from a lovely piece of artwork by Hels Sheridan. Her blog is full of lovely, lovely artwork and she makes me chuckle which is always welcome. After embossing the piece of metal using a TSS diamond mould I sanded it, sprayed with a variety of Glimmer Mists, rubbed in black acrylic paint and then polished a lot of it off again before adding some more GMs. As you can see I used some Tim Holtz Ideology pieces too and a Tattered Angel framed font.
The paper behind the metal and the strips on top are a double sided sheet from my lovely pack of Graphic 45 and I made a Grungepaper flower using an Elusive Images stamp. The base card has been inked with Distress Inks and then stamped with an Invoke Arts stamp. The sentiment on the tag is also Elusive Images.
This card was a real labour of love because I got to use all the stuff I love best but mostly because it was for my Son.
Most of the products were from Graphicus except for the metal sheet, the Invoke Art stamp and the Graphic 45 paper, which were from Once Upon a Stamp.
These are a couple of my favourite photos from our holiday in Orlando last November.
As always thank you for your much appreciated visit.