Thank you card
I had some supplies on hand and these great laser tag words that I had bought from Love is in the Details that I wanted to use and play with. I decided to start with a thank you card. I wanted it to be masculine and really, really wanted to use a vintage truck photo that I received from a dear friend. I had also bought some chipboard gears from Love is in the Details and been itching to use them.
I first started with the gears. I wanted to make them look like steal with some ware to them. So I used Inka Gold in silver and smeared that over the lasered cut pieces, which area like chipboard.
I then took my little black ink pad and brushed it right on top of the pieces.
I love these small ink pads because I can use it directly on pieces and is so workable.
Next I did the thank you piece the same way.
I had a bunch of pre cut kraft paper cards that I absolutely love using. Love how you can distress them and make them look either grungy or vintage. For this particular card, I inked the edges on the front for distressing and then I used the silver Inka Gold and smeared along the corners and went over it with the black ink pad. I adhered two scraps of cardstock to the front too.
I then started adhering the picture, the gears and the thank you. I always play around with the pieces first, try placing them in different spots before I use adhesive. I'll get up and walk around and come back to it, to get a fresh view. I will do this a few times, each time I change something up. I do this for everything I do. Out of everything I do, the placement is the longest process.
Here's the finished card.. front
and here's how it looks on the inside...