Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Journey Awakens the Soul Card

It has been a few weeks since my last post. I was at a board gaming convention for a couple of those weeks; unfortunately I brought home a bad cold (another week wasted work-wise). If you are interested, check out some of my reviews and contributions on Opinionated Gamers or Board Game Geek News. I will be posting convention stuff in the next few weeks.

I recently made the card below, mainly to try out painting with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Refills (Magnolia Tilda On the Loose rubber stamped image with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink). It think it turned out pretty well. The star was created with Crayola Model Magic, white air drying clay. I rubber stamped into it and brushed it with Perfect Pearls.

The background die was cut with Tim Holtz Sizzix Weathered Clock and aged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges. I cut the tag, its shadow, and the suitcase using my Cricut cartridges. I used the air brush system with Copic markers to color the suitcase so it would look like worn leather. Nestibilities were used to cut out the Tilda image and the lacy border behind it. As a final touch, I strung some beads on wire and hung them from the ribbon I tied to the tag.

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