Vespa dreams

Welcome to my crafty blog. Today’s card is one I made for my brother-in-law’s birthday – he’s got a white Vespa scooter, and I remembered I’d got one in this old set of stamps from Kanban buried in my stash. I’ve also used the current challenge from Fab Friday for the design (

I started by stamping the image in black Archival ink onto white cardstock. I wanted it to look shiny so, because I was using my stamping platform, I was able to restamp over it in Versamark and then heat emboss it with a clear powder. Once I’d done that, I fussy cut it so I had the image as a topper, and highlighted the wheels and chrome parts with grey Promarker pens

I then matted a square of white card onto a black mount, and stamped the sky using an abstract stamp from the Claritystamp New Design Club. I used another one of the NDC stamps (the wicker effect) in black on a scrap piece of white card, before cutting it into a banner shape and edging it with a black Sharpie. I thought this looked like tyre marks on a road surface.

I finished the card by mounting the square onto a 6×6 card blank, and then fixed the Vespa in place using foam pads. As it’s his 60th birthday (don’t shout it too loudly!), I die cut the numbers out of spare black card and put them in the top corner.

So here’s wishing my brother-in-law blue skies for his birthday, as he never takes his Vespa out in the rain!

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