Saturday 12 October 2013

Sprayin' a Birthday Wish

Make It Crafty & Little Miss Muffet have been having a Graffiti Party to celebrate the launch of a new line of stamps & generously offered a couple of freebies to play along with. I thought that a graffiti style would make a fun, male card so even though I have been very short of crafting time of late, wanted to play along. I chose to use the 'Graffiti Krew Writer' image of a spray can with a 'bit of attitude' but actually flipped it over so it/he, was then looking in the opposite direction & so that 'he' became the letter ' I ' of birthday.

Kept it relatively simple really, using my Cameo to cut a welded card base incorporating the Graffonti font (4 layers) & also to cut out my spray can. Of course, cutting out the can before I set about colouring it with my Promarkers meant due to it's relatively small size, it wanted to move around a lot so colouring it was a little tricky at times.

I also used my ever-present Silhouette Cameo to create an embossed mat for the brickwork layer behind the cut-work text. I used cardboard from a cereal packet for this & played around with the 'sandwich' for my Big Shot to get my heavy textured cardstock to give me the 'real brick' effect I was after. I then 'weathered' my bricks with a couple of Distress Inks.  So, not my usual style of card I know but don't you think it does you good to go outside your comfort zone every now & then?

Doesn't it just look like he is saying to himself, " I did that" & chuckling? LOL.

Thanks for visiting.

Tine :)


Graffiti Party - use the freebies provided
Crafts 4 Eternity - clean & simple
Word Play Saturday - anything
Craftitude - anything goes/things beginning with 'S' (spray can)
4 Krafty Girlz - anything goes
CMC - amything goes
Brown Sugar - anything goes.


  1. Tine this is brilliant, would go great in a frame, in my grandsons room xxx

  2. I love the new graffiti images, my youngest grandchild (8 yrs), just saw them on the screen and thought they were cool. Great card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  3. Great card may have gone outside of your comfort zone but you made a good job of it...!!

  4. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  5. A really stunning card. Love the details! Thanks so much for playing along in my "anything" word play saturday challenge!