Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Wednesday Stamper: Altered Playing Cards


I've never participated in Wednesday Stamper before. This week's challenge is altered playing cards and I couldn't resist having a go. I've made a set of two ATCs. Despite having been making ATCs for over a year and a half now, these are this first ones I've made using playing cards. I started by bending the cards a bit to crack the coating on them, then applied alcohol inks for the background. I filed around the edges with an emery board to make them look a bit distressed. I stamped the background stright onto the cards, then stamped the images onto white card and coloured them using distress inks. I then inked a piece of textured paper and layered it onto the card with the stamped image over the top, and finally added the words. The club and heart I've used for hats are cut from the centre of the cards.

17 comments:

PBird said...

Fab as always, ive never used playing cards either :)

Faye said...

Absolutely lovely, Sian.

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

They are both lovely!

herminesplace said...

Both are gorgeous, love the hats

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are fabulous. Great design.

Louve Bleue said...

wonderful !!

Femmy said...

borh are beautiful!!!!

Mooneybeams said...

Very fabulous! Great images for them too

Liesbeth said...

Wow, they're wonderful !!

Viv's Visuals said...

Add me to the list of someone who has never used playing cards either! These are terrific (as always!)

barnie said...

Both of your cards are beautiful.

vintage wil said...

absolutely lovely !!!

My name is CINDY...... said...

Awesome!!

~*~Patty said...

Your altered playing cards look wonderful, both are just super!

Manja said...

Wow, I love your examples... pretty cool.

shaz said...

hi sian, lovley altered cards, great work througout your blog!!

shaz said...

hi sian, love the altered cards, well done