Wednesday, 9 December 2009

A special card for Jamie-Christmas 2009

Every year I make a special card for my nephew Jamie. He keeps every card I make him and displays it at Christmas time.

In 2009 I took a class with Cathie Allan at Western Education (my Idol for RS techniques!!) this one was called "soft filter" and decided to make Jamie a card using the techniques.

We used a key ring to attach the tags, ribbons and bells. I did not have a keychain so I used a bullnose clip. The slide mounts were coloured with fluid chalks and then stamped with a holly stamp and coloured with mica watercolurs. The pics were attached behind and adhered to the tags.

The pictures Left to right, my mother,(Jamie's Gran), my sister and brother-in-law (Jamie's parents) and the final one is him and his brother and sisters many years ago.

The background is stamp-smoosh with 3 different colours of fluid chalks. The images were stamped with Ancient page and coloured with mica paints. The filtered look of the image is done by applying white frost pigment (or white Brilliance) over the top with a colorbox stylus applicator. The saying is stamped with pigment ink and embossed with pearl embossing powder.

The tags are stacked together with the bullnose clip, and the bell and ribbons attached.

A mask of the tag was made and applied to the card front and the whole card was coloured with the same fluid chalk colours, using a Colorbox stylus. Stamped the holly all over with Ancient page, then stamped all over with mica paint. The tag mask was removed, and the other portion of the mask (from the tag mask) was placed over the card. The tag area was stamp-smooshie backgrounds with the same fluid chalks, stamped the holly and coloured with mica paints. Repeated the filter technique then stamped two images and colored with mica paints.

A small slit was made on either side and a ribbon inserted to tie the tags in place on the front of the card.
As you can see the tags can be removed and the card is left with the other image and the bow.

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