I'm back again to show you the card I made for my grandson's Birthday. He turned 16 a few days ago. ( Isn't it scary how quickly they grow up ? )
The papers I used are from Prima's Craftsman Collection. The metal embellishment below is actually a button I found at (Surprise! Surprise! ) Big W. I cut a small circle from cardstock with a plier punch, coloured it with a silver Versa Colour Stamp Pad and then swiped it lightly with Bronze and then glued it to the inside so that I could cover the button holes.
Here is a close-up of the cogs. This is actually a single piece which I obtained at the Melbourne Paperific last year. I think it was from Twiddlybits but I'm not sure because, unfortunately, I've thrown out the packaging. I coloured this with Black Versa Magic and then swiped it with silver and bronze Versa Color to give it that old rusty look.
I've placed a small tag behind the main image for the greeting.
I covered the tag with paper from the same collection and then stamped it with a flourish stamp from my stash. For the greeting I simply cut a strip of paper, inked it all over with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, stamped the happy birthday with a Kaisercraft Stamp and then folded it to make the banner.
The number 16 was cut from black cardstock with my Silhouette Portrait. (Love this little machine.)
I lightly inked that with the bronze Versa Color, edged it with gold and covered it with Glossy Accents.
I made an envelope from a different set of papers, made another banner for his name and placed a few cogs in the lower left hand corner which were coloured the same way as the main piece.
He really liked his card and that made my day.
That's all for now. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.
Take care and God Bless.