These cards were made for last year's Bonfire Night/Halloween ATC swap, but they never made it to the blog.
The firework photos, were taken by a friend and are the star of the show! These photos make up the backgrounds of the cards and each one is different.
The Houses of Parliament image is a rubberstamp from an Artemio set of clear stamps called London Landmarks. Stamped onto copier paper with permanent ink, the image was coloured with grey watercolour, allowed to dry then cut out with a craft knife. An image of Parliament was produced for each ATC and they were stuck to the firework backgrounds with PVA glue and weighted under some books between waxed paper, until dry.
Copies of the old poem "Remember, Remember, the fifth of November. Gunpowder treason and plot......" were typed out and printed onto light card, ripped around the edges, scrunched and aged with Distress Ink in a brown colour. These were mounted with some dimension on each of the cards allowing the fireworks to be seen clearly.