Monday, April 10, 2017

A light house birthday card with LOTS of texture

Had a whole lot of fun with this card!!  I received an art postcard from my aunt just after Christmas because she received my exchange gift on Christmas Day.  She is an artist and this was a cool postcard made up from art of a friend of hers.  I saved it because it was cool!!  I have been sort of brainstorming how to best use it and today I figured it out!!  I trimmed it to size and then embossed it with a gears embossing folder.  Next, I sanded it which very quickly really gave it lots of texture!!  I was going to colour wash it as well but in the end decided not to.  I went looking for an image to use with it and found this paper in my serendipity stash which I thought would work pretty well so I trimmed it and stamped it with a light house (Class Act ) and a birthday greeting (SU) in black ink.  Very happy with that!!  I lightly colour washed the image and the background of the greeting before tying on a short piece of twine with a double knot.  I added a piece of torn vellum to my postcard background and then adhered it to a brown card front.  I added my lighthouse focal element over it using 3D foam tape.
I really love how it worked out!!!    Therese