|'Mechanised Greetings Card' by Neil Burley|
For the 'Here Come the Boys' theme this month, I used the 'Chain + Cog Frame' from Delicious Doodles. I used MS Word to shrink the first copy to A6 size, the second slightly smaller, and the third slightly smaller still before laser printing onto thin card. I fussy-cut each of the centres out so they could be layered.
My background is a scanned copy of one of my GelliArt plate prints, shrunk to ATC size and laser printed. I colour matched Distress Markers to colour the frames and then layered them using foam pads to stick to an A6 white card. I added a couple of Tim Holtz Idea-ology cogs, sticking them down with matt multimedium.
For the sentiment, I covered an ATC with self-adhesive foil and then hand drew the greeting into it with a fine embossing tool. I cut out the shape and then added Black Soot Distress Paint all over, waited a moment or three for it to dry, and then wiped it off with a kitchen towel trying to keep the paint in the grooves. Attach to the card with layers of foam pads, and for dressing, attach chain with brads and matt multimedium.
I finished off by adding a smear of Vintage Photo Distress Ink round the frame. Hope you like!