I started with the background and blended Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick DI over some white cardstock. Then I stamped the playing cards randomly and the word 'magic' which is from a Tim Holtz stamp in the Good Thoughts set. I masked off the rest of the stamp so I could just use the one word. Then I used a mask from the Mini Regal set. The playging cards were all stamped with black Archival ink and for the Queen and the Ace I painted the symbols with Fired Brick Distress Stains. The top hat was the biggest challenge as I knew what I wanted but couldn't find it anywhere ! So I looked at lots of images on the internet then I drew my own, scanned it and printed it out. It's a little shaky, but after I'd shaded it with Pro Markers I decided it would be OK. I cut it out with a Nestability and blended some Spiced Marmalade DI around the edge.
Then I hand drew a large star and cut it out of card, blended DI over it then used a mask and sponged Festive Berries DI over it. I mounted the top hat onto foam pads to leave room for the Happy Birthday tag.
The border is made using the little playing card symbols from the Woodware stamp set and the punched border is made using a Martha Stewart punch. The name is done on my PC. I really hope that the person who ordered this card likes it, I really enjoyed making it in the end !
I'm entering this card into the following challenge :
- Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes