Monday, April 26, 2010

Endre's birthday card

I've had the first version of this card lying in a box for months now, trying to decide if I like it or not. With a few alterations, I've now decided that it is usable after all. It's a simple layout with Harley Davidson paper on black cardstock on black Bazzill Bling with some Distress Crackle Paint on the top.
When I got these snowflake dies I thought they looked remarkably like gears, and that's what gave me the initial idea for this card. I punched them out four times from black cardstock and glued them together to give them some dimention. They were then coloured to resemble metal, using several shades of Perfect Pearls powders.
The embosssing powder used on the round stamp is actually my own concoction! It's a mix of roughly 15 parts black embossing powder, one part Perfect Pearls Herloom Gold and two parts Perfect Pearls Pewter. The result is a silvery dark grey, almost pewter-coloured finish, that fits nicely on this card.

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