I purchased a set of Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folders awhile ago because I love the Steampunk look, but until now I didn't have a use for them. My girlfriend, who is an engineer, is having a birthday and I thought that the embossing folders would provide the perfect background for her birthday card. Together with the Art Impressions image and sentiment I think the resulting card will please her.
Here a close-up of the neon clip I used to attach the sentiment to the card. Actually I was looking for a regular paper clip (Can you believe it I couldn't find even one?) but I discovered a whole box of fancy ones in the back of my junk drawer. I think I bought them from an office supply store and to me it adds just the right pop of color and high-tech look.
Because I embossed the left side of the card blank, the inside looks cool too. The sentiment inside is rubber stamped (Viva Las Vegas stamp?) because my friend and I don't exchange gifts but I wanted her to know I remembered her birthday in a humorous way.
To color the AI image I used the Reeves watercolor 12 color pocket set available at HM Ben Franklin Crafts. I loved the color selection and the ability to mix the colors to just the right shade, however for an image with such fine detail I would probably use watercolor pencils and a water filled pen instead. What I do think is a plus for this watercolor set is that it has blending compartments on the lid and a fairly good brush is included which makes it very portable. Okay that's all for this post. I hope that you enjoyed your visit to this blog site and that you will return often. Have a crafty life!