Sunday, 10 October 2010

Look before you stick...

today's card is another of my 'special' commission cards, for a gentleman's 80th birthday.

Part of my brief was that he is a tour guide at Auckland Castle, the official residence of the Bishop of Durham, so I decided to make my own backing paper using text from their website. I printed it onto parchment style paper, then crumpled and tore it and inked it with distress ink to make it look antiquey.

The waistcoat stamp was borrowed from a friend and stamped onto paper from a DCWV Latte stack.  I stamped it twice and layered it up for a bit of dimension.

The peel-off was from a charity shop buy (5 sheets of peel-offs for £1) stuck onto more of the parchment.

And 'look before you stick'? Well, having played about with the layout before sticking anything down, I realised at the last minute that I was about to draw attention to 1 particular word in the text that could cause a bit of a distraction....

Can't imagine what that might have done to an 80-year old and his pals :-s

 A quick shuffle round saved the day!

1 comment:

  1. That card is so different Lesley, he's going to get a thrill from receiving that...well done.


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