This card is to cheer up a friend who’s going through a rough time at the moment. It’s based on an idea I saw Barbara Gray demonstrate on Sunday on TV but although I can use a brayer, I couldn’t get it right this time & used my Inkylicious brushes instead. I also had problems with the floral stamp as it’s such poor quality – this was my third attempt & I still had to try to disguise how bad it was by colouring over the top with a Promarker & adding pearls! Time to buy more stamps!
This is for a relative on my husband’s side who is obsessed with Albion vehicles; the images were downloaded from the internet (copyright Frank Hilton, John Burke, Patrick Glesca & others), and imported into Craft Artist Professional to create the backing paper. I would normally ask someone’s permission before using their photographs but as they probably all know the “birthday boy” I wasn’t able to do that. I hope they won’t mind as I won’t be using them commercially.
The numbers are white chipboard, coloured with Umber Promarker then embossed with one layer of UTEE. This provides a textured surface which disguised the fact that Promarker colouring on chipboard is patchy!