Thursday, 20 June 2013

Metallic Toned Birthday

It was my nephew's birthday recently. So that was the first problem.... the second one is that he is in his early twenties. It really shouldn't be that difficult to make cards for the other half of the population, but I know of many card markers who have a loss of creativity when it comes to male cards.

My nephew lives in America and is a welder - a very good welder - who travels around the country working on huge buildings. The work is tough and in my opinion dangerous but he loves it. He does have hobbies and loves to be by the sea, but I've already made cards with ships, cars etc., and I don't have an image of a welder!

Thankfully, Barbara Gray at Clarity Stamps designed Doug, and he became the main feature on the card.

Doug is really versatile... now I could add a comment here but I won't, I think most of you will have your own ideas about what I may say! Anyhow back to the stamp, as I say Doug is very versatile and can be used in different ways. I tried to link him to my nephew by using metallic shaded mica powders as paint.

The image is layered onto matt gold card, and Doug is accompanied by the Shard stamp, which has also been painted with the metallic mica powders.

I've tried to capture how the mica paints look:

The sentiment is also from Clarity.

I hope my nephew doesn't suddenly take it upon himself to look at this blog. As he is currently in the back of beyond working, we are unable to send his cards to him, so they are with my sister waiting for his return. I think I'm safe as I don't think a young man wielding a blow torch is likely to start reading his Aunt's blog on cards!

Thanks for stopping by.



Stamps: Clarity Stamps Doug, Shard and Happy Birthday
Ink: StazOn Black
Card: Card blank from stock, Stampin' Up! brushed gold card, Clarity Theuva card 
Other: Selection of Ranger Mica Powders

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