I struggle making cards for men. This one is on the border, but I like how I was able to incorporate springy flowers without making it too girly. 🙂

20160412_185338I used Tom from The Greeting Farm Hatters stamp set and colored him up with the following Copic colors:
Skin: E00, 21, 11, and R20
Hair: C5, C9 and B000
Hat and Coat: BG45, 49 and 78
Black shearling cuffs and collar, Pants and Shoes: C1, 3, 6, 9
Gold Clock: Y26 and YR29

I was inspired to create this extra long card by the super cute and sparkly 7 layer cake from the old DCWV “The Doodlin’ Around” stack. I fussy cut that out and popped it up on double sided foam adhesive. For the card base, I used black card stock to “anchor” the card. Then just layered (a bit askew) some aqua card stock (remnants from the paper from which I fussy cut out that 7 layer cake) and white card stock (around which I doodled a dot and dash pattern).

The sentiment I printed from my computer seemed to go well with the gigantic cake: “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling you to EAT MORE CAKE.” The wonkly layering seemed to fit the off-kilter cake and the feeling of the mad hatter that I was channeling. LOL To match the depth of the cake, I also popped up the little boy on double sided foam adhesive. Lastly, to add some fun dimension and interest, I added tiny vintage fabric spring flowers to a few layers of the cake as if they were frosting flowers.

The following is a video share of this card:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Farm Fresh Challenge – Bloom Where You Are Planted!
Simon Says Stamp Monday April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Happy Birthday Challenge
Card Mania Spring Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Birthdays Challenge
Seize the Birthday Floral Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge


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