Thursday, 5 June 2008

Dad's birthday card

It's my Dad's birthday on 23rd June so I always get his card ready to send along with his Father's Day card.

This is a nice big A5 lightly textured card in a very dark red colour. The map is from the area where my parents live, it was taken from the internet. The image is Car Couple from Paper Nation and has been stamped in grey with a Versafine inkpad and then coloured using Polychromos and sansodor. I stamped the image twice and cut out the second one and raised it using foam pads. The base image is on white card which has been tinted with chalks to soften the colour.
The greeting is a ready made one in gold on cream pearlescent card.
All the elements have been layered onto a gold textured paper leaving a small border.


Karen said...

I love your idea Sue and that stamp is so my Mum & Step-dad LOL

Angelnorth said...

Nice colour for a masculine card Sue and fun design!

Kaz said...

That's a lovely card Sue, it's very crisp and clean looking.

I think I need to know more about this sansador thingy please!

Janice said...

Great idea to use the map. I like!

rubymay said...

I like this very much. I like the use of the map. Thanks for sharing x

Kathy said...

Great card Sue, what a good idea

I've got a tatty ole road atlas I saved from being thrown away for doing things like this, but I've never used it - thanks for the reminder