Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don't judge me!

Here's another funny lady from Art Impressions.  I wanted to make a card that was bright and fun to match how I envisioned her outfit.  What's one of the main ingredients needed when you go to the beach?  Sunshine of course.  This was very easy to make.  It was a lot of fun and I think she looks great on the front.  In order to get real looking sand I used real sandpaper.  I wanted a fun phrase to go with her so I chose this... Friends never judge each other...everyone else, however, is fair game.  Inside it says Happy 29th Birthday from your 110 lb. friend.  Of course it's only funny if you give it to someone who's 30 or more and you weigh more than 110 pounds.  I happen to qualify for both of those!

To make this card I first cut a rectangle that measured 4" x 8".  Next I used a Spellbinders die to make the big scalloped circle.  After I had my circle cut I punched the borders and glued them on.  I flipped the paper over and trimmed off any excess so that they followed the outline of the circle.  The next thing that I did was to freehand cut a flame.  I made mine look a little like a Hershey kiss.  Once I was happy with my shape I traced it to make 8 more flames. 

I  began with the top flame and then added the two next to it. 

Next, I skipped to the two side flames.  I felt I would get them more evenly spaced by doing this.  There's no particular order that you have to use though.  Then, I added the rest of the flames. 

After all of my flames were glued on I added my sun and sand and then after adding dimensional tape to the beach lady I stuck her to the front. 

My last step was to glue the sun to the front of my card and stamp the sentiment.
I hope this inspires you to do something a little different.  If you create something like this I'd love to see it!

Card makings:
Stamps: Art Impressions
Spellbinders big scalloped circle
Stickles: Yellow, Picket fence
Copic markers
Colorbox fluid chalk ink: Lipstick red
EK Success wave & swirl border punches
Sizzix green die: Cloud
Cuttlebug embossing folder


Elaine said...

A really great card, I am sure your friend loved it.

Mari said...

Absolutely hysterical! Love everything you did here... excellent sun, woman & sentiment. Reminded me of a stamp I have that says 'If you don't have anything nice to say, come & sit by me.'

Anonymous said...

Great card...soooo creative. Loved it

Lenoria said...

Very cute card! This is my laugh for today, thank you!!