Just realised that I hadn't blogged my son's birthday card from August! I loved this Tokyo Boy digi image when I saw the fab tutorial and card over on Rica's Blog here. I was totally inspired by Rica's card and thought the image would be perfect for my Harry's 20th birthday.
I wanted to do a fairly monochromatic card, so coloured the image in shades of grey and a little purple, using Distress Inks. I then masked the image and overstamped with a Stampin Up large block stamp called Sanded to give it a grungy feel. I layered up the image onto a colour core mat embossed with a Tim Holtz folder, Cracked Glass, and then sanded the embossing to reveal the colour beneath. The background paper is from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby pad, the circle stamps are Autumn Leaves and I think the Bracket stamp is Hero Arts. Oh, and I used an 8 by 8 card blank!
I should also tell you about the fantastic service that I had from Nikki over at Dew Drop Craftz. I had a fair bit of trouble downloading the digi and Nikki was so patient and helpful, responding quickly to my emails and cries for help!! Thanks so much Nikki!