Hi There Everyone! Happy Monday! Thanks for taking the time to have a visit with me today!! I know the final Christmas shopping/baking/wrapping/mailing, etc push is upon the land and I do So Very Much Appreciate the time you’re taking to just sit a spell and have a little fun & creative time-out with me.
Although I have truly enjoyed creating and working on Christmas designs (for the past two months), I need to move on now. Time to start creating cards for all of the other occasions 2014 will bring our way….So I present to you a birthday card with Los Tres Caballeros!
Is this a great image or what? It just makes me LAUGH!! And this image has so many possibilities–I chose to be insulting with a birthday card!! Well, maybe “insulting” is too strong a word…Cynical? You decide!
I started by coloring my manila stock with a layer of Broken China DP smudged on my craft sheet, but I spritzed my stock directly with water and then drug the piece through the paint. After achieving the smudged paint effects I wanted, I held the manila stock upside down while I heat dried it.
Then I used the Harlequin texture fade and one of the Framelits-Labels dies to make a nice frame. I gave it an inking with Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain DI’s and my ink blending tool and it almost looks like a paint splattered textured piece of leather–Totally COOL!
The polka-dot background is white vellum textured with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder then given a light inking with Broken China DI.
Los Tres Caballeros is a single stamp–with lots of fussy cutting possibilities! I think these boys may get separated at some point or another in 2014…But for this card, I fussy cut the windows out so the polka-dot background would peek through behind them. The hats were fussy cut out of a second image I had stamped on the side…
…Their Mustard Seed, Barn Door and Broken China DI hats were the only time consuming part and it’s only because the layer of Dimensional Magic had to dry. I don’t rush that–I let any crystal-effects type top layer air dry to keep any air bubbles from forming.
Once the hats were dry, I glued to each caballeros cabeza with multi-medium, then adhered the entire panel onto the face of the frame with mini-foam dots for a little lift. I generated the sentiment on my computer and printed out on white card stock, cut to size and inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI then mounted onto black stock.
And what party hat wouldn’t be complete without a little bling? I used self-adhesive rhinestones and little black pearls to top each hat.
Well, what word do you think describes the attitude of this card? Especially because you see all three faces together. I can’t help but smile at this one…but I’m sarcastic that way 🙂
Thanks again for stopping by! Merry Christmas!!
and…..Until next time, stay Artsy Fartsy and meet me over at the Drunken Stampers Challenge for the week–The hostesses have Embossing (dry or heat) on order and I’m going to enter this one for my two dry embossed backgrounds!
Supplies I Used:
- Natural, Manila, White & Black Card Stocks; White Vellum
- Stamp is Los Caballeros from Lost Coast Designs
- Distress Paint & Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); Dimensional Magic (Royal Coat)
- Big Shot Die Machine (SU/Sizzix); Harlequin Texture Fade (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Framelits-Labels(SU/Sizzix); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (Sizzix)
- Double-Back Tape, Multi-Medium (Studio/Ranger); Mini-Foam Dots
- Brads (mfg unk); Self-Adhesive Rhinestones (mfg unk); Self-Adhesive Black Pearls (mfg Unk)