Hello my friends. Today's topic is not an easy one. However the occasion is.
I was asked to make a card for my friend's aunt's partner who will be 80 in a few days. She told me that his interest was WWII as he was in the regiment during the war.
At first I was at a loss as to what to do. Then I remembered that I had an aeroplane set of stamps from Hobby Art and this started me off.
I stamped the fields first in potting soil archival ink and extended it to fit A5 card. Next i stamped planes in first, second and third generation ink using potting soil archival ink.
Then I inked the whole sheet with the 'brown' distress inks going darker and darker towards edges. Then using a paintbrush and water I bleached colour off from the fields.
I covered the lower part of card and flicked some water on card. It can look like snow but in my head it was representing bombs being dropped from planes.......
I dried it well and stamped the corners with a Tim Holtz stamp in versamark and embossed in rich gold detail powder.
Then I stamped the sentiment using Clarity stamps in potting soil archival and clear embossed. I cut it out with a spellbinders die. Leaving die in place i stamped swirl from Tim Holtz twice and inked the die with a few brown DI.
I matted and layered the topper on complimentary card but it still lacked something.
So I made a poppy that I die cut partly with spellbinders and partly punched. Then I thought about medals and decided to make one for the card.
So I stuck navy, white and red ribbon as shown. I made the medal by cutting out a circle and triple embossing it with a mixture of antique and rich gold embossing powder. While it was molten I stamped the crown from Tim Holtz into it. I had inked it with watering can archival ink.
The metal attachment I made from a d-lite spellbinders die which i chopped and reconstructed out of antique gold card.
Finally I made a box for the card to go into as the flower would have been squashed in an envelope.
My friend loved it when she saw it. I don't know about the recipient yet. My husband said I ruined it with the embellishments. He just liked the topper on it's own. So now the jury is up to you........ Theresa xx
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges :
Simon says stamp Monday challenge - anything goes
Through the craft room door- anything goes
Sweet stamps blog challenge - anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes
Sunday Stamper - all about the background
Creative card crew - embossing (wet and dry)