Tuesday, 17 January 2012
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.