The Paper Players required a masculine card, I thought this would be my opportunity to make a birthday card for my son, who is in his 40s. I went searching for a specific image of a man on a riding lawn mower. I still have not found the desired digital image but I fell in love with this dear old man reliving his dreams from the past. That said, here is my card for the PP248 Theme Challenge.
After downloading The Engineer from Mo's Digital Pencil, I printed it on white cardstock, masked the image to sponge the background, then removed the mask and colored the image. I thought that this man would keep his train polished, so I heat embossed the locomotive with clear powder to make it shiny. I cut the image freehand into two overlapping circular shapes.
The background was sponged on white cardstock and embellished with some stamps. The clouds were sponged using the edge of a cloud die as a stencil. The sentiment was computer generated and both tags were die cut and pierced to include the brad. The tags and the focal image were backed with craft foam and lifted up. The inside was stamped with a few trees using generation stamping.
For great card ideas visit the blogs for The Paper Players and Mo's Digital Pencil.
Techniques: Masking, stamping, generation stamping, coloring, die cutting, sponging, heat embossing, fussy cutting
Size: A7 (5' x 7")
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil The Engineer, SU! Lovely As a Tree, Wetlands, computer generated words in Magneto font
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, River Rock, Versamark
Markers (alcohol): Spectrum Noir
Cardstock: SU! Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Night of Navy
Dies: My Favorite Things Stitched Rounded Rectangles, Mama Elephant Creative Cuts (cloud die used as stencil)
Misc.: Brad, craft foam, SU! clear embossing powder