Friday, 25 April 2014

Nephews card.......................

this is the card I made for my nineteen year old nephew whose birthday was in March.

I have to be honest and say that I didn't colour the skull and crossbones - it was done by someone who used to hold a craft class I used to attend and she had been practicing with colours and stamps on various card shapes and asked if any of us wanted them before she 'filed' them - well I don't push myself forward and this was what was left at the end when everyone had picked what they wanted but I was pleased cos I had already decided I would use it for Jacks card if nobody else wanted it..........a result!!

Anyway here is said card.................

I customised the skull with red stickle glue for the eyes and Stampin' Up Smoky Slate emboss powder for the nostrils - I did this onto scraps of card and then stuck them behind the apertures of the skull - close-up below................................
the background was created by inking through a Crafty Workshop mini-splats mask with Versarmark and then embossing with Stampin' Up Pewter emboss powder.  I then ran it through a Couture Creations Brick emboss folder............................

Sentiment is a computer generated one and cut out with a SB basic tag die and then a little bit of blue DI around the edge - I can't remember which one but think it might be Stormy Sky.

Very different for me but I really did enjoy making it.

Well after a fab couple of days weather it has been awful today, just been out with my daughter and our four legged gran-puppy and got absolutely soaked but hey-ho it is only water!!!

Enjoy your weekend whatever you are doing.




  1. Well Gail that's different.
    I am not into "skull & bones" but I have to say I really like what you have done.
    The background is fantastic, the sentiment font is brilliant ....... and the "red eyes"!!!
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

  2. Hi Gail
    Cor, that's a spooky looking card. Would be great at Halloween too.
    Finally caught my tail so will email you after tea.
    Catch ya later.
    Ang x

  3. Gail, great card for those who are into their skulls and bones, Hazel xx

  4. What a fun design Gail.

    Hugs diane