Winter is here and so is a birthday with this Game of Thrones inspired card.
My goal was to create a masculine GOT themed card for a huge fan of the series. To start, I stamped the two images from the Kindred Stamps set called Heirs to the Throne, onto a piece of 80 lb. Neenah card stock with Gina K. black amalgam ink.
I colored the characters in with a combination of Copic and Blick Studio alcohol markers. Then I used my Scan 'N Cut to cut out the images, leaving a white border.
For the wood grain background, I used the Sizzix Lumber Texture Fade embossing folder with a piece of kraft card stock. Before running the card stock through my BigKick, I spritzed it with some clean water. After I ran it through, I added some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide with a blending brush and then set it aside to dry.
I found a piece of scrapbook paper from my local craft store that worked perfectly with the theme. It was a sheet of cut-a-parts from the Reminisce Warrior Collection. I wanted to incorporate the "Happy Name Day" and "Your Birthday Is Coming" sentiments, so I used my trimmer to cut them out.
I used 110 lb. white card stock to create and A2 card base and added the first sentiment piece to the inside of the card. Then I used the larger one on the front panel, which was made up of the embossed kraft piece. I then added the colored images on top of that.
Before attaching the wood grain piece to the card base, I added metal corner embellishments. The ones I used came in a 4 pack that I found in the wood crafting section of Hobby Lobby. Because of that, they had a thickness of about 3/16", which happened to be about the same as two layers of fun foam.
I took the two sheets of fun foam and cut them down to 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" and glued them together. Then I added my main panel on top of that. I used Tombow Mono liquid adhesive and coated the insides of all the metal pieces and glued them onto each of the corners.
Each corner piece also had tiny holes for the nails that came in the pack as well. The nails were a little too long, so to make them sit flush against the card base, I used my wire trimmers to cut off the very tips of the nails. I used a nail that still had a point to pierce through all the layers and then stuck the blunt nails through.
Once all the nails were in, I glued the whole panel onto the card base.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Reminisce Card Stock: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/re-war-006.html