Thursday, 16 June 2011

Stamped Tartan

Now, I can reassure you that this is the final card with my brayered copier paper backgrounds described in previous posts. I'm not saying that I have stopped exploring this technique, only that I am not publishing the cards here. ( for the moment that is.)

When I looked at this particular background, I was immediately reminded of the Harris tweed that reflects the landscape of Scotland. So I overstamped with a checked background stamp that was a free gift from a magazine to give the impression of tartan and then stamped the thistle to finish. 

I then mounted it onto back card and used 1mm foam pads to give "dimension". I may add a sentiment later to suit a particular occasion.

On another note, just to not let it go by without me recording it, today I taught my last ICT lesson with  a class of 7 and 8yr olds in one of our schools. I will retire in 2 wks as an ICT Development Officer. I am constantly astounded by the way in which children approach technology. It is far easier to work with pupils than it is to train their teachers!


Suze Bain said...

I really like this one, that's a fab thistle stamp. xx

Sandy said...

Love the Thistle image and wonderful background, My Dad was a Scot from Arbroath so have a bit of a leaning towards Scotland - have only been there once though,

Soo said...

Beautiful card. I've been practising with my brayer but clearly need a little more work. :)


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