I'm late to the party for this week's sketch, but it was just perfect for the birthday card I was asked to make. I have my card rack at an antique/collectibles store in town and we've recently moved into an old gas station building. The owner's birthday is tonight and we're combining our Christmas party with a celebration of his bday. The vendors from the store have chipped in to buy him a vintage Texaco sign and asked me to make a card to go along with the gift.
I stamped my gas pump first and wish I'd thought to remove the framing portion of the stamp, but at one point thought this was the only image I'd use. I embossed it in black and then watercolored with a wet brush dipped in ink from the ink pad lids. I had made a circle element based on the Texaco star but this ended up on the inside of the card. So, I used my Versamarker to ink up only the car portion and omitting the framing and then embossed the car in black ep. I used a sponge to add Suede to the edges and then also stamped some Suede spatter.
For my base, I embossed my row of stars (referencing my Texaco star) and used the Sanded bg and sponging to go with my theme. Stamped my sentiment in Midnight Muse and matted my image panel in the same. Blogged about it with a photo of the inside and the inspiration sign
Date: Friday, December 12, 2014 GMT Views: 949
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Fri, Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:59 AM
What a great custom card! I really like the distressed looking green background. Makes your red pump really stand out. Thanks for including the details of how you put this together and the background story. I really like hearing what prompts the making of a card. I think the recipient will be SO pleased!