For this card I wanted to use a photograph which had some meaning to Dad & I wanted a really masculine feel to the overall design. After some thought I decided to use the "No Stamping Joseph's Coat Technique" which I saw in the Masterclass by Trish Latimer in the April 2011 issue of Craft Stamper.
I cut a piece of glossy cardstock to the size of the Tim Holtz Texture Fades Patchwork embossing folder & inked the piece with Wild Plum & Eggplant Adirondack Dye inks (my two favourite shades in this range)
I embossed it with the Patchwork folder, then inked the whole piece with clear embossing ink & heat embossed with clear powder. Once this had cooled I covered the whole piece liberally with Archival Black dye ink making sure it got into all the crevices of the embossed areas. Once rubbed off it had a rich purple black shade.
I had to cut this down further to fit the card front leaving a fraction of white card showing all around & inked the edges of the white card black. The photograph is the Steam Train at Alston, Cumbria that we took Dad on for his birthday when we went to Newcastle at Easter to stay with my sister Tracy. It was a beautiful journey but it did rain!! Nothing new there then! lol. The photo was matted onto white, then black card.