Sunday, 24 June 2007

Technique Thursday-Transparencies

I thought I would give the challenge over at a go this morning and this is my effort for Transparencies.
It's funny where you get the inspiration from for different projects and the inspiration for this card came from my DS's trip to Alton Towers yesterday where his girlfriend took him for his birthday.
We live not too far from Alton Towers and took the children there regularly when they were younger and my most abiding memory is the queues for everything and the blue skies on the days we went as we were always lucky in choosing lovely sunny days.

So I have started with one of my silver mirror card backgrounds with crumpled tissue and I have coloured this with a selection of blue Adirondack inks. Once they were dry I grunged over the whole piece with a Moonlight White Brilliance ink pad.
The two stamps I used on the lefthand side I just picked up from Craft Central this morning. They are both Anita's surprisingly enough. They were stamped in Midnight Blue Stazon.
The ticket border is a Tim Holtz stamp and I have used Moonlight White Brilliance to stamp it onto a strip of overhead projection film which I then wrapped around the background and fixed at the back with DST.
The arrows have been cut on Jiminy Cricut and embellished with white gel pen.
The chipboard letter is from a tin of assorted letters by K&Co, I sanded off the original pattern and coloured it with various blue Versamagic Teardrop ink pads and then overstamped with one of the background stamps in Midnight Blue Stazon.
When the card is standing the OHP strip bows away from the card slightly which gives it a bit of extra dimension.


  1. Looking good Sheila, well done!

  2. A very clever card, Sheila and the colouring is stunning!

  3. Oh My.....
    this is SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS!!!!!!!!
    love every little detail of this card Sheila... YOU ROCK MY GIRL!!!!

  4. Terrific use of transparency! This is a stunning piece!

  5. Really fab card - love the colours! Yum! :oD


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