As I told you earlier, my brother's 40th birthday is coming and eventhough I received a comment telling that he sometimes visits my blog on the post where I showed you a card I made for him, I think I'll be brave enough to show you another card I made for him before he receives it. His birthday party's held tomorrow so I'm pretty confident he doesn't have the time to surf the net just now (or so I hope... ;) ). The car card is given to my brother by our Mum and Dad and this one is given by us.
Tähän korttiin en käyttänyt oikeastaan mitään valmista vaan väkersin melkeinpä kaiken itse. Taustan tein Distress Inkeillä ja Tsukinekon Goosebumps -tekstuurispraylla - ensin siis paperille keltaista ja oranssia DI:ä, sitten Goosebumpsia päälle ja sitten vielä ruskeita DI:jä. Rattaat stanssasin Tim Holtzin stansseilla ja ne on kiinnitetty tarrapaloilla korttipohjaan. Isoimpaan rattaaseen tein hieman ruostetta Distress Inkeillä ja kirkkaalla kohojauheella ja vasemmassa yläkulmassa olevaan rattaaseen levitin Distress Inkin päälle kirkasta Crackle Paintia. Muut rattaat käsittelin musteilla ja eri tavoin ressaamalla. Numerot stanssasin Holtzin Chip Block -stansseilla ja mustetin DI:llä ja onnea-pallon leimasin FinnStamperin leimalla. Kiinnitin numerot ja pallon vanhoista korvakoruista irrottamillani ketjuilla. Lisäksi nurkkiin laitoin ruuvihaaraniitit. Osallistun tällä kortilla Theme Thursday Challengeen, teemana maskuliiniset kortit.
Basically everything on this card I made myself (except of course a couple quite obvious things..). I made the background with some Distress Inks and Tsukineko's Goosebumps texture spray - first I applied some yellow and orange DI to the cardstock, then sprayed some Goosebumps on it and then applied some brown DIs on top. The gears I die cut with Tim Holtz's dies and they're attached to the card with 3D foam pads. I made some "rust" on the biggest gear with DIs and clear embossing powder and even if I say so myself, I think it looks quite cool ;) I applied some DIs and clear Crackle Paint on the gear on the top left hand's side. The other two gears I distressed with DIs and various other ways including sanding, glueing, etc. I die cut the numbers with Holtz's Chip Block dies and applied some DI on them. I attached the numbers and the sentiment circle (it says 'congrats') using some old chain that I got from old pair of earrings. Then I just added the screw brads on the corners. I'd like to enter this card to the Theme Thursday Challenge, the theme this week is masculine cards.
Tässä hieman lähikuvia rattaista / Here are a few close-ups on the gears:
Before I go, I want to tell you just how proud I am of The Cutest Little Boy in the World :) Last night was the first night in his whole life that he slept alone in his own room!!! Before last night he had slept in our bedroom (i.e. from arm's length from me..) but now he slept in his own room. I think the change was far easier for him that it was for me... I was worried sick (literally! I had headache!) of how he'd cope alone but everything went just fine and now I'm sooo proud of him! 8)
Mutta kiitos, kun käväisit tänään ja kiitos, jos ehdit kommentoida. Hauskaa viikonloppua! :)
That's all for me now, thanks for your visit and for any comment you may wish to leave me! Have a great weekend! :)