Monday, February 15, 2010
Hmmm...what to post...?
I just hate not having a Monday post. It seems like the proper way to start the week is to have a blog post and a couple of pics to get those creative wheels turning. Since I don't have a new card, I jumped into my Way Back Machine and found this card I made for a friend's birthday last August. I never posted it to my blog, so I don't consider this cheating...lol! Since I am in a Muertos state of mind these days, I thought it was more than fitting.
You may recognize the image from an altar card I previously featured on here, but if the calendar in my teeny tiny brain is accurate, I believe I made this card first. This fab image is by Invoke Arts, but it's such a popular image that I have seen it used by lots of rubber stamping companies. I think I have it in at least 4 different sizes and incarnations. I like this one because it focuses solely on our skeletal friend, does not have the roses behind it, and it is not in a frame. This makes it ever so versatile.
After coloring the skelly with Copics, I covered the image using a Versamarker pen and embossed it with clear embossing powder 3 or 4 times. This gives it a raised lacquer finish that's not too shiny. After that, I added distress ink to the background and edges, and adorned it with my favorite crackle cube by Stampers Anonymous and an elegant flourish by Hero Arts. Lots of layered paper, a sprinkling of random embellishments, and a dash of glitter glue finish this card off.
I delivered it to my friend with a gift card to her favorite restaurant tucked into the inside pocket and the card neatly packed into a matching presentation box. If memory serves me correctly, I believe she liked it ;D