Theme at Kenny K this week - use your favourite KK image
Sponsor & prize - Michelle's Scrapbooking Store - $15 gift certificate
What a question to ask, eh? Favourite image? It took me a few days to decide which to use I have to admit. Of course, some images are more suitable than others for different occasions & often the character of the recipient has a strong bearing on my image choices. Sometimes my fav image is the last one I coloured & it is true that I have a soft spot for 'Captain Locke' as she was such fun to colour, (though I have to say all the Steampunk gals are soo enjoyable to colour - & I love to colour as you know, LOL), but as I had used Ms Locke only last week thought I should really use one of the others. It was nearly 'Queen's Cutie' or 'Troublemaker' ...but no, in the end I decided to use probably my favourite male image, that of 'Cheers Dude', suitable not only for those liking a 'bit of a tipple', but also for non-drinkers too as the image is toasting their good health. What was even better, once I had made my decision & worked out what I was going to do with it, it was brought to my attention that my brother in law needed a card for his birthday - and whilst I had thought I had been clever & had already made him one, hadn't realised until all the baby photos were making an appearance that it was a BIG birthday - & so needed a different card with a definite age reminder on it - just to rub it in! LOL.
|The 'wiper' in action.|
So 'Cheer's Dude' it was, following the layout over at CLP this month and coloured with Promarkers. His t-shirt and the crown of his hat have been paper-pieced to give them a bit of pattern & interest & I used my new MS punch to create the horizontal zig-zag element. Whilst this describes the front of the card itself, in actuality I had created a 'wiper' card, which Tip Top have a tutorial on this week. Now my version is slightly different than theirs & uses my own variation of measurements etc, but is the same general gist. My tip, though you might do this yourselves anyway, is that I always do a 'dry run' for moving cards - using plain paper to make sure my measurements are correct and the moveable parts are not catching on anything & actually work. If the mechanisms work fine on the flimsier paper then they should be great when constructed in card & in cases like this when the 'wiper' is quite long, then double checking saves messing up your beloved stash. The circular numerical reminder of his increasing age (in case my BIL had possibly forgotten which mile-stone it is this time, LOL), is from Bluebird Flats but the other sentiments I created myself on the PC & I will hand write our names in the blank space on the back just before I give it - unless I forget, yes, I have done that too before now! LOL.
|The reverse - with blank section for adding the 'from'.|
CLP - design sketch (used on front)
Tip Top - birth or birthday (+ tip)
Crafting for All Seasons - birthday
Craft Your Passion -
the 'f' word
(ssh...better whisper it -' fifty')
Scrap-Creations - unique fold
Cards for Men - anything but square
Cardmad Fairy - layers
Frosted Designs - punches (Martha Stewart one)
Simon Says Stamps - song or film title (song - Cheers [Drink to That] by Rihanna)
Outlawz Greeting - inspired by a song (see above)
Di's Digi Designs - anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays -always anything goes.