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. 🙂
I 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
Adorable card! Love that cake and sweet image!! Wonderful coloring!
Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Thanks so much Melissa! You’re super sweet comment brightened my day! Hugs, Kristina
So cute! Love your coloring too – Thanks for joining in at STB!
Awww thanks so much Vicki! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leave a sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
I love the colour scheme used on this card. The design is so clever.
Glad you dropped this on the front porch at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx
Awww thanks so much Sheryl! I love your “dropped on the front porch” comment! 😀 You certainly brightened my day! Hugs, Kristina
Haha! I agree! More cake! Love your card! Thank you for joining us over at TTRCD (Through the Craft Room Door)! Please join us again next week!
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YAY for more cake! LOL TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Love the aqua on this card! The flowers add a great touch. You are right…not too girly!!
Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.
Thanks so much Rae Ann! Yep, I sometimes struggle with masculine cards so I was trying to keep it boyish but wanted to add those small aqua flowers. LOL TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
This is awesome!!! I love this! Thanks for joining us at TGF!!
Thanks so much Rachel! TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
This is so awesome, love the color and the flower/ribbon nice touch. Great job.
Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
Thanks bunches Leanne! I like adding some fun dimension to cards when I can. 🙂 TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Very nice card. Cute and funny. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Marzena
Thanks so much Marzena! I love cards with a little whimsy! 🙂 TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
A gorgeous card Kristina and I love the HUGE cake. Thank you for entering our challenge this month at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.
Thank you so much Shirley! I had so much fun making this funny card with the ginormous cake! LOL TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Great card and love the sentiment.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More ‘Birthday’ challenge and good luck x Susan x
Thank you so much Susan! This was a fun little (long) card to make! LOL TFStopping by! Hugs, Kristina