Sunday, 26 June 2011

I Belong to Glasgow

Actually, I don't belong to Glasgow but my son lives there and I love to spend time in the "Dear Green Place".  He went to Glasgow University and probably chose it because we had visited so often when he was younger.

It was on a visit to Glasgow that I purchased this stamp at Damselfly Crafts. I knew that my use of it would be limited but I went for it anyway.              The landmarks will be easily recognised by anyone who knows Glasgow reasonably well.

I had been looking for a different way of using it  when I came up with the idea of stamping sections of the image.  This, coupled with this week's challenge over at Less is More,  helped me to produce this card.

The circles are what was left over after cutting a mask for a previous card.  I stamped parts of the image and then mounted them on black paper with 1mm square pads.  The border above and below this strip was achieved by stamping a Celtic  stamp several times.  I used a stamp positioner to do this after much scratching of head.  The logic of this tool escapes me and I have to re-educate myself before I can get going with it every time!  I cut the resulting border in half lengthways before gluing it in place.

Unless he sees this post ,(highly unlikely) this is my son's next birthday card. Now all I need to do is to remember where I put it.

The Happy Birthday font is Rennie Mackintosh.  I don't know if is readily available for free now as I purchased it several years ago.

PS. "I Belong to Glasgow" is a song and,on the off chance that you may be interested, here are the words. 


My name is Wynneth said...

This works sooo well, what a great way to use a large stamp.

Debs M said...

what a great effect, love the border too x

craftyhallett said...

how clever is this - what a great way of using a larger stamp - hadnt thought to do that... off to play with circle punch :-)

Linby said...

Great card-well done on a fab effect.

Dana Leigh said...

Wow, this is just perfect. Great job.

Kathyk said...

Cool card and loving your mackintosh sentiment


Suze Bain said...

Dear old Glasgow toon! What a super card, it looks great in monochrome and well done on stamping the border. xx

Chrissie said...

This is a super card!
I think you still have to pay for Macintosh font,(I love it) but there are similar freebies!
Thank you so much!
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

Super stamp, love the images, very striking
I thought at first you'd made 3 apertures for the image to poke through from the inside
Thank you very much
Diva LIM
Less is More

Netty said...

Fabulous LIM card and love your creativity

Carol said...

Great card, love how you've used the stamp. Carol x

Debgem said...

This is super - I love the black and white colour scheme. The way you've used section of the stamp in the circles is a really good idea. And the font is instantly recognisable - it's fab!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW I love this card, so classy, well done, Hugs Gay xxx

Theresa said...

This is fabulous!! I love the border. Your card is just perfect. It's so amazing to visit all these blogs. You live in my dream vacation spot. I hope to visit someday.

Lynne K said...

Excellent card! Very effective use of the stamp.

Lynne x

Susan said...

What a great way to use a large stamp...gotta write that one down! Awesome card!! My Card

Dolly Daydreams said...

Clever idea and very effective love how you did it. Great stamping too.


sasa said...

love the black and white and a very creative idea!
Sarah at 155

Jenny said...

a brilliant way to use the stamp and I love the celtic border too :)
Jenny x

Suzi B said...

Fabulous! I love it
Sue :)

Sue - said...

Fantastic card

Maja said...

Gorgeous card:)


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