Hi - hope your weekend is going well. Remember that heat wave I complained about earlier in the week, well we got relief - like 60 degree weather, cool winds, it sure feels like fall as landed upon us, so I made a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup. Mmmmm good!
We were invited to our neighbors 75th birthday open house today. When we got the invite last week, I thought what kind of card should I make. He has a good sense of humor, both dishing it out and taking it. I don't have a wide variety of choices when it comes to masculine images, but then I remembered I have Tim Holtz's Crazy Bird set - perfect!
So off I went to create a card for my neighbor:
I just loves these birds! I started out by stamping the bird onto some water colour paper- cold press 140 lb using black archival ink. Crazy bird was water coloured using distress inks- hickory smoke, twisted citron, peacock feathers, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade. After that was coloured I wet the paper around the bird with my paintbrush - make sure it is really wet, then picked up some of the fossilized amber (stamped off onto my Teflon mat) and dropped the paintbrush down onto the wet water colour paper. If you have enough water on the paper the ink will spread. I continued to add a bit of twisted citron and a bit of peacock feathers.
The corners were rounded, twine was added, then I added a piece of fun foam cut a bit smaller than my image layer and glued it to the back. I find by using the fun foam, it gives you a much even and stable layer - sometimes using foam tape or dimensionals your paper can droop/sage in spots.
This was then layered onto my card. I added some MME enamel dots to finish this off.
Inside for my liner I stamped this: "Happy birthday you old bird". I know Gary will get a chuckle out of this!
Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy the rest of your day,