Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy, happy, UNbirthday to you!

France Papillon is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. Her challenge is "Happy Unbirthday!"

This is what she had to say about her challenge.
"We often expect cards on our birthday. How about surprising someone with an unbirthday card? With or without Alice in Wonderland inspiration, make a happy unbirthday card!"
 If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! 

Here's my card with Stampotique's Rabbit (Janet Klein) and Skull Cupcake (Arwen McCullen).

Rabbit was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Neenah cardstock, colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with black marker.  Rabbit's eyes were coated with Liquid Glass (DecoArt's Media line) to add glassy dimension and shine. Rabbit spent the night in a drawer so I would not be tempted to touch the Liquid Glass.

Meanwhile, I stamped Skull Cupcake twice onto Neenah cardstock and twice onto patterned paper from Basic Grey's Life of the Party 6x6 pad. The frosting part of the Skull Cupcake was colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, and edged with black marker. The skulls were touched with Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add dimension and shine. White Gelly Glaze pen was used on the bones to add bony white dimension. The paper cup part of the Skull Cupcake was sparingly colored with grey marker, fussy cut, edged with black marker, then adhered to their frosted cupcake counterparts.

Gold metallic cardstock was die-cut twice with my Alterations Pocket Watch die (Sizzix), once with the Circle Mover and Shaper Alterations die and once without it. Gold metallic cardstock was also used to die-cut the Clock and Gears die (Elizabeth Craft Designs) and the Braid Border set (Dee's Distinctively Dies). A circle was die-cut from a piece of text-patterned paper from an Antique 6x6 pad by Basic Grey.  A piece of patterned paper from the Life of the Party 6x6 pad (Basic Grey) was die-cut with a Pennant Border die (Taylored Expressions). Black metallic cardstock was die-cut with a "Happy Birthday" sentiment die (Elizabeth Craft Designs). Yellow patterned paper from the
Life of the Party 6x6 pad was die-cut with the Alphabet Typewriter LC die (Impression Obsession).

The text circle was adhered to the gold metallic cardstock Pocket Watch base. I grabbed an ancient acrylic clock face (Heidi Swapp) and layered it over the text. The watch-hands from the Clock and Gears dies adhered in place, then the other part of the Pocket Watch Alterations die-cut was set in place. Rabbit was adhered to the Pocket Watch.

Patterned paper, from the Life of the Party 6x6 pad (Basic Grey), was layered and sponged with Faded Denim Distress ink to form the card front. 

The Rabbit-adorned Pocket Watch die was adhered to the card front. The Pennants die-cut was also sponged with Faded Denim Distress ink, then adhered to the top of the card. One of the chains from the Braid Border set was threaded through the watch fob and adhered to the card. The card front was adhered to a 5" x 7" card and I called it done! 

Retrospectively, it's a bit of an odd card, due to the combination of the Rabbit and the Skull Cupcake. It certainly is very busy, but I think it works.  Maybe.

Thanks for visiting today! 

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenges: Anything Goes with a Twist/Use a Die
Creative Card Crew Challenges: Birthday with a Sentiment


  1. Love this card, the cupcakes are so fun. Gotta love that crazy bunny too!

  2. Yeah, I think it works, too! Love the combination of die cuts, images, color, and papers! Great design, Kathi! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. Brilliant Kathi, Rabbit is one of my favourites xx