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Tuesday 17 January 2012


I'm quite a fan of computer crafting, as long as you mix it with other techniques.  I see no fun in just printing a card out using software, but being creative and imaginative in collecting elements for a card - that's different!

This card was created for a retirement.   The recipient was a keen artist - we bought him a complete set of paints and a palette for his leaving present - so I thought it would be apt to use images of paintings.

The card base was a plain standard white A4 folded to A5.  I used a creative impressions embossing folder to make the brick background and coloured it using distress inks. This was layered onto brown card.  Then I matted and layered some images of famous paintings and put them on the background like they were displayed.   The "chain" on the larger picture was actually a narrow peel off.

The final touch was the sentiment, which I made like a barrier notice using cocktail sticks to support it.  The greeting was actually written with a quickie glue pen and then covered with gilding flakes.  


  1. What a lovely personal retirement card I'm sure he loved it.

  2. A great idea for a retirement card & I love that embossing, it's looks so effective.
    Sally x

  3. What a great card and compilation of styles, techniques and images.