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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

You elegant fowl!



I’m sharing a card today I have made for a friend’s son who is turning 21, which features Aurora Wings’ Steampunk Owl image.


And no, I didn’t colour the image, I embossed it on some copper to add some interest to my otherwise CAS card.  I then applied the Tim Holtz’s industrious metal technique, although it is hard to see the effect in the photo, metal isn’t great to take a picture of.

My card follows the current sketch over at Retrosketches, I flipped it but not by design, got a bit confused when I was setting up my printing.  The happy birthday and 21 sentiments were all printed on my computer, or rather, I printed the background to the happy birthday.  I then used foil to make the sentiment into the design element.  I was going to add in a frame around the owl like in the sketch but then thought it might all get a bit busy so have just used the owl for the focal element.

Which of course meant that my card was minus embellies so I am also entering it in the current challenge at ABC Challenges.  And, as it is a male card, I am linking it up at the Crafter’s Café.

Ingredients:
Inks & Paints etc
Papers
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black & Blue
Ranger Vintaj Metal~pressions ~ Copper
Stamps
Challenges

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

  1. Great Card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Male Cards" challenge. Don't forget to join Blog Hop!

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  2. Your card is not only unusual it is a work of art. Beautiful job! Thank you for joining our challenge at ABC Challenge. Good luck and please join us again with your lovely work!

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  3. Oh this looks really stunning. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

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  4. Interesting technique!! I love the simple style of this card. Very appropriate for a boy. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

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