Every now and then we are forced into making cards for men!! Now, I know my husband is not, strictly speaking, my father, but I usually make him a Father's Day card, just in case our children forget. This is it for this year.
I have used my (at the moment) favourite technique on Photoshop, which is layering and blending different pictures and textures. This one has a canvas base layer, then a picture which I took of the boating lake at West Kirby a few weeks ago, then a gradient layer, then a picture that I took of the Tall Ships leaving Liverpool in 2008, topped off with a layer of a "nautical" pattern.
I have made the easel from one of the A5 landscape card blanks I have in the shop at the moment, which I have inked with a mixture of Sea Breeze and Oasis Green Versamagic. The buttons I have had for years, and am now just finding a use for them (the lighthouse is a button too).
This is the picture, but when I printed it onto linen textured card, it toned down the colour.
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