You’re How Old?

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!

It's the look on the 3rd guys face...Take it where it leads you!!

This stamp is called Los Tres Caballeros from Lost Coast Designs.

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!

Two fun textures that are classic and versatile.

Two fun textures that are classic and versatile.

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.

The Broken China DP background color on Harlequin frame

Just love the chunky paint smudges and splotches I got with the Distress Paint.

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!

I wanted this card to be more on the masculine side, so I kept the colors kind of neutral.

I wanted this card to be more on the masculine side, so I kept the colors kind of neutral.

The polka-dot background is white vellum textured with the  Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder then given a light inking with Broken China DI.

Gotta love those expressions!!

Gotta love those expressions!!

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…

Even Caballeros wear party hats!

Even Caballeros wear party hats!

…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.

Youre How Old Card

Who wouldn’t be happy receiving a birthday greeting like this?

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.

Even this expression seems to be saying "How"?

Even this expression seems to be saying “How”?

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.

It' all about the look on these guys faces!

It’ all about the look on these guys faces!

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!

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12 thoughts on “You’re How Old?

    • Hi Lindsey! I’m glad you laughed at this one, too! Can’t wait to see what else these 3 caballeros have to say in the upcoming year 🙂 Thank you sooo much and have a Happy New Year!! XOXO-Shari

  1. Love this card. I will buy one from you when I come to your house on Saturday, the 28th! Also would love one of the snowmen with the blue relief. But I want my card to say “Let it Snow”. Merry Christmas! Sheila

    • Hi Jessi! I love those faces, too! I just love ya’ll at Drunken Stampers! I may not always participate, but I’m always watching and visiting 🙂 Happy New Year to you!! XOXO-Shari

  2. Yeahhhhhhh Shari, I can’t even begin to tell you how in love with this card I am!! Those images are fantastic and the sentiment is just the right amount of snark! Thanks for coming back to play along with the Drunken Stampers for this week for the Embossing challenge!

  3. Congrats Shari, on being chosen as the Life of the Party again! Your card is awesome! Donna gave the best description…snark!

  4. Shari!! Congrats on being voted LIFE OF THE PARTY for the Drunken Stampers embossing challenge! Can’t wait to see some more snarky creations 🙂
    Would you guess that I have a tea mug that says “Queen of Snark” LOL

    • Thank You, Donna! Such an absolute JOY to be Life of the Party with Drunken Stampers!! And I’m not being snarky with that!:) I can’t wait to keep joining in on the fun in 2014! CHEERS! Happy New Year! XOXO-Shari

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