I woke up this morning so inspired! My hubby just booked our wedding anniversary vacation trip (coming this September) and it got me in the mood to make him a card. I am a bit of a tomboy so I thought Leslie from The Greeting Farm’s Creepin: Creeper Crew Collection 1 would be the perfect image to represent me on the card for him. I know, a Creeper Crew image for an anniversary card? Crazy! LOL But I love the idea of mixing things up and doing the unexpected. 🙂
I colored her up in the following Copic colors and made this Americana style card (in honor of our planned vacation out West):
Skin: E000, 00, and 11 with R30 blush
Hair: B01, C5 and C9
Hat and shirt: R30, 22 and 08
White accents on shirts, sneakers, and striped long shirt: C1, 3, 5 and 0
Jeans, hat button and eyes: B93, 95 and 99
I also used my white Gelly Roll pen to add highlights to her eyes and covered the eyes with Glossy Accents for high shine.
I then took a simple embossed card base from my stash and used a ruler and R08 to loosely color in the embossed striped areas. Then for the center square area, I used a little blue polka dot scrap from the My Mind’s Eye “Moments” collection, roughed up the edges with my scissors, and inked it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I also used the same ink to distress the edges of the card base.
I wanted to add a woodsy touch to the card as well, so I added some American Crafts “do it yourself” cork star stickers and die cut some small hearts with a scrap of adhesive-backed cork paper. These little embellies also helped me cover up some accidental stray R08 marks that somehow appeared on my card base (it’s like when I eat spaghetti wearing a white shirt–it can’t be avoided. LOL)
Lastly, I hunted for a clean logo image of the old cheesy television show “Love American Style” that I used to watch with rapt attention as a kid (ever wonder how our tastes develop and change as we get older?). I found a great one, printed it out, fussy cut it, and inked the edges with Vintage Photo. I popped up one side of it with double sided foam adhesive and glued down the other side under one of Leslie’s pony tails.
This is a video share of this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
July Farm Fresh Greeting Farm Red White and Blue Challenge
MarkerPOP Anything Goes Challenge
Challenge Up Your Life Wood/Cork Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge
Simon Says Stamp No Ordinary Paper Monday Challenge
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF
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Your card is wonderful. I love the colors!
Hugs from Germany
Thanks so much for stopping by and another fun challenge at CUYL! Hugs, Kristina
this is beautiful!! i love it :)- thanks for playing at the farm- Holly TGF DT
Thanks so much Holly! This anniversary card was really fun to make with Leslie! :O) tf stopping by and a fun challenge! Hugs, Kristina
Lovely take on red, white and blue on this card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Thanks so much Maura! It was definitely a fun way to use unexpected combinations for an anniversary card. My hubby has a good sense of humor so I think he’ll “get it”. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
I LOVE it. The coloring is outstanding and intense! The elements are just so nice. Enjoy your lovely trip!!
Thanks bunches Vicki! I had fun combining unexpected things for this anniversary card. It just kind of came together. I love it when that happens. 🙂 TF stopping by and your kind comment! Hugs, Kristina
So cute! Love the way you colored your image – and your Love American Style shield completes everything!
Thanks bunches Linda! She is such a cute little Creeper Crew girl and with her baseball cap, she looked so American! 🙂 I was humming the theme song to that old television show the whole time I was creating this little card. What fun! tf stopping by. Hugs, Kristina
hello! sweet card, your coloring skills are over the top…luv this! I am thrilled you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
sparkle & shine *~*
Oh my goodness, thank you so much Teresa! Your kind comments have made my day! Thanks bunches! Hugs, Kristina
She is just adorable! Your card is GREAT! Awesome coloring, nice layout, perfect color combo! Thanks for joining us over at MarkerPOP! for our Anything Goes Challenge!