Sears and Son – Birthday Cards

Whooo hooo – Ngaire here. Tis Birthday month at my2angels and we are celebrating. I’m not much of a card person – but the new paper range from KaiserSears & Son – does tend to lend itself to masculine cards with the ‘older’ boy in mind. This is a range you really need to see in real life to appreciate – the colours look much better in front of you, than on the computer.

 So I had a little play – and this is what eventuated.

 The base for both cards is my favourite base paper for this range – the reverse side of Trilby.  This is such a cool grungy paper – it has this old, weathered look to it and is just perfect for grunging up. I’ve inked the edge of the first card with some  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo – one of the 2 or 3 distress inks that really go well with this range.

 Then I cut out a die cut panel piece from Sidecar – again inking the edge – that was slightly smaller than the base card size. Once stuck down, I hand-stitched a border around this piece using a contrasting dirty, orange thread.

 A strip of Moustache provides an interesting striped feature to the card. I particularly like this stripe, as it combines all the colours in the range very nicely.  I’ve edge-distressed this piece for added interest and then popped a couple of my favourite new ‘boy’ brads at the top. These Hardware Brads are just awesome and I can see me using them over and over again.

 Next up comes a piece of the reverse side of Bowler Hat – with the top edge punched out like a notebook. I’ve stitched along that as well. Both this piece and the Ace Card on top of it are angled to match in with the writing on the underlying paper. Not having everything ‘straight’ also helps to keep it interesting. The Ace Card is part of the Collectibles pack.

 At the bottom of the card I added a couple of thin strips – the bottom is from Tailor, whilst the top is a bit of Bowler Hat. The alphas are some old ones from my stash – I’ve coloured them with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo  and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stormy Sky. Interestingly, after it dried for a bit, the colour of the latter is not as good a match as I thought – so I think I might be going back over that bit with another ink. 😦

 The second card uses the same base – the reverse side of Trilby. This time, however, I’ve inked it with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge  (one of the other Distress Inks that matches this range really well).  Over this comes a piece of the reverse side of Bowler Hat – also inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge. The die cut panel on this card comes from Pocket Watch. I’ve turned it sideways to hide the pattern on it and inked it with  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo.

 Hiding the underlying (and now sideways pattern) are a couple of die cuts from the Collectibles pack and part of a compass pattern cut out from Bowler Hat (yes – they are all inked too). The No1 I got from the left-over bit of a die cut panel from  Sidecar . And to finish off the card, I popped on an Angel Wings and Clock Key charm, tying it to the card with some grungy old twine from my stash.

 Birthday cards for the man in your life – too easy with Sears & Son.  🙂

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One Response

  1. Really nice cards – like the pps & your midas touch to them 🙂

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