Sunday, 28 October 2012
Martial Arts for Little People
So my nephew was just 7 and this is the card I made him. Apologies for the blue tinge on the seven...the glossy accents wasn't quite dry when I took the picture. The weather during the week has been so dull that it has been quite difficult to get photographs done and I literally had to put this in the envelope as soon as the glossy accents were dry.
The stamp is a lili of the valley stamp. I asked them to do a little karate kid a while ago and sure enough the next release of boy stamps included this little chap. I think that he is one of my favourite boy stamps that they do. He was stamped in black soot distress ink and coloured with copics. I've had the backing papers for some time now so can't remember who's they are, but I suspect they are papermania. I distressed the edges with Pumice stone distress ink and in ink splat stamp from Paperartsy. I find this stamp so useful that it is permanently on my desk.
To add to the oriental feel I added an Asian coin. This is made from air dry clay. I have a great Asian coin mold which works well with the clay or UTEE. I like using the clay because you can paint it really well. I painted it with black acrylic paint and then using a finger rubbed some treasure gold over the top before buffing it with a cloth. For a little extra interest I tied a piece of paper twine around the centre of the coin before attaching it to the card.
"Clearly Inspired - Ribbon or twine"
"Crafty Catz - Male card with a number"
"Poodles Parlour - Anything goes"
"Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark"
"Paper Pretties - Masculine"
"Stamp n doodle - ribbon/twine"
"Tanda Stamps - all things manly"
"Anything goes challenge - home made embellishment"
"Craft-room challenge - Oriental", I know you don't do cute Zoe, but this was the closest I was going to get to the theme this week.