I finally got this card done. It took months and I couldn't have done it without my friend Ina. First I got a request for a motorcycle card, so I looked on Ebay and found a rubber stamp and sent for it. In the mean time Ina has the retired set Born To Ride from Stampin' Up so she sent me the born to ride image. Then I received the motorcycle stamp from Ebay only to find it is not like the image but half in silhouette. I sent back my stamp to them and they sent me a new one which was unmountedAND more of a silhouette then the first. *sigh* But then Ina comes to the rescue and sends me motorcycle images so I can finish the cards.
I used pumpkin pie, basic black and whisper white card stock. A crimper and a punch were my tools. The accessory is jewellery wire which was wrapped around the crimped black paper.
So, there you have it, the card that took almost 2 months to make.
Here is one of 10 return postage holders I made for a swap. The technique used is faux postage. The template for it is here: http://images.splitcoaststampers.com/data/ee/images/tutorials/fauxpostage3x2.44c_.pdf I cut out the centre of 6 stamps to use over what I was stamping since the rubber stamp I used is bigger than the space stamped. I used the template again when I sponged creamy carmel over top.
The stamp set used is the retired set Classic Sketches from Stampin' Up!.
Ink used is basic black and creamy caramel.
Paper used is basic black, whisper white, real red, and creamy caramel.
It is due on Feb 15, 2010.
You can sign up here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=470823
The next few posts are all on the same topic: My first swap at Split Coast Stampers. The swap was entitled "Make New Friends & Keep The Old". I'd like to thank everyone who participated because without you, this swap would not have been a success.
This first card is an Iris fold by Hippieaud and the second card is Sama.
Look at all 4 posts to see all 16 beautiful cards!