Today’s card is dedicated to all those youngsters venturing out into the big wide world, away from the parental home, going to University. The colours I chose to use for this card though, suggest more of a male recipient, just waiting to pack all his necessities (and fancy dress outfits for Freshers’ Week no doubt! LOL)
This is my first card for the Priscillastyles DT. Using the image of the ‘Steamer Trunk’ from the Priscillastyles Store, I coloured it in with Promarkers hoping to achieve a golden metallic edge to an old leather trunk with wooden drawers inside. I paper-pieced the ‘brocade’ yellow interior, adding shading to it, again with my Promarker pens.
The layer behind the image is hopefully reminiscent of an old painted wooden frame. This was made by colouring white card with pale yellow Promarkers before stamping using an Anna Griffin stamp -firstly with a black Memento inkpad and then over-stamping with a gold inkpad -before shadows and definition were added with Promarkers and then a gold gel pen added a touch of glitz just on the high points of the stamped design. (Not sure it shows up on the photo very well though). The background paper was a taken from an Artylicious CD, the Damask Delights and this has been sewn onto the card to secure, whilst the sentiment was simply made on the PC, inked around the edges and stuck down at several points so it looks like it is a banner waving in the wind. The mortar board cap is something I have created several times before and has a black brad in the centre, matching the one on the sentiment.
Challenges that I shall also be entering this card in for are:
CDAC Colour Challenge – yellows and browns
CDAC – Embellishment Challenge – corners
Crafty Calendar – design sketch
Simon Says – paper piecing
Polka Doodles – vintage style
Stampin' Royalty - monochromatic neutrals (golds/browns)
Stamping for the Weekend – anything goes.
That is all for today, but I hope you like today’s card for Priscillastyles . The DT are in two teams, Team A includes my good self whereas Team B starts next week. If you like Priscilla’s digi designs they are available from her store - a link is on my side-bar. Happy crafting, and if you have time, I would love it if you could leave a comment!