Friday, 2 June 2017

A boy's card

One of my daughter's friends turns three this month, we have his party tomorrow. So I made this little card for him. 

It ties in with the Berkhamsted Creative Challenge for the month as well, which is "All about the boys".

The background is something I'd wanted to try for a while. I used the harlequin stencil from Clarity, and brushed through with distress ink, offsetting the colours. I used brushed corduroy, weathered wood and antique linen. Where they overlapped, they gave a beautiful green.

I also really like the waste - I'd taped the stencil to copy paper and then moved the card under it, giving different ares of colour, then I wiped the ink off the stencil with a make up sponge in the centre.

I didn't manage a focussed photo though!

The letters are an alphabet die set from The Range. I cut them in a double layer of copy paper, just to try them out, then liked it enough to use them. I stuck them on with a glue pen. Most stuck together naturally from being pressed in the die then glued, a few came apart into layers so I glued them together.

After edging with the brushed corduroy, I mounted onto an A6 card base.

Simple but quite stylish. Possibly a bit "old" for a three year old, but I reckon at this age the cards are more for the parents than the kids anyway.

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