Sunday, 3 February 2013

Vintage Car

Hi Folks, I have a card today to show you based on a project made by Christine Dark in this month's Craft Stamper magazine. I loved her project as soon as I saw it, and wanted to have a go. I needed to make my FIL a card for his Birthday, so mine is on a masculine theme. However, I'm definitely going to make some more feminine versions as well.

I had an idea in mind, and set about assembling my die cuts, as per Christine's instructions:

It was then a matter of working through the various processes, adding the paint layers, and stamping to get the final look.

 The stamping isn't perfect, but then looking at the magazine pieces, it's not meant to be. It is very difficult on multi-layered items to manage perfection! It adds to the distressed, worn feel of the whole thing.

We are off to see my FIL later today, he doesn't really appreciate handmade cards, but I know that I've taken a lot of care over this one, so I guess that's what matters! Anyway, I hope you are having a great weekend, thanks for stopping by, xx


Anonymous said...

Great card Judith I was fascinated by the technique as well,it looks very vintage and fascinating to see it from the white stage to the final,

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

WOW Beautiful designs and cards Judith
lovely greet and nice Sunday

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is fantastic Judith (great to see a project that has been inspired from the magazine, it's been a long time since you've done that), it looked great before you added the colour and stamping. But even better afterwards, I know that my FIL would love it.

Sue x

Paula (PEP) said...

Very striking with the stamping & colouring added - it's hard to think it's the same piece of card stock.
Hope you have a good visit.
Paula (PEP)

Chris said...

I love your version Judith and it looks fantastic with the masculine feel. Hope your father in law appreciates all the work you've put into it. Chris x

Gerrina said...

Lovely technique and a great card! Love the effect you get in this way! Greetings, Gerrina

Claire said...

Hi Judith, thats a fab technique and I love your take on this project. What a clever idea to create a scene with the die cuts. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Elaine said...

I thought that project was brilliant in the mag and I am not suprised you felt inspired to have a go straight away. I really love waht you have done, you've put your own style and design into this one and it's really great. I hope it is appreciated for all the effort. Elaine xxx

WeirdCat said...

It looks fantastic, am sure he appreciates the cards you make him in his own way
Ruth x

craftimamma said...

I loved this technique too and it's the only article I've managed to read through so far in this month's mag. You've done a fabulous job with this masculine card Judith and I may have to 'borrow' your idea as I have several male birthdays coming up over the next couple of months.

Lesley Xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful - I have become a follower!!

~ Barb said...

Wow, this is amazing, perfect for a masculine card. I bet he did appreciate this one, if he had no idea how long it took to make it, looks great!
{Hugs} Barb

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