Monday 24 July 2017

Themed Birthday Card

This birthday card is for a friend of my husband's whose birthday was last weekend.  He is a keen amateur Thespian as well as a Manchester United fan so I decided to combine this as a theme and a colour scheme.
I started by cutting the tragedy/comedy masks from the Locker Talk cricut cartridge at 3" size from white card, with the matching shadow from black card.  Before I matted the layers together, I used a craft knife to cut out the eyes and mouths away completely on the white layer.
I was using a 14.8cm x 14.8cm white card base, so cut a mat from black card (14.3cm x 14.3cm) and a topper panel from Sheena's white stamping card (13.8cm x 13.8cm).  I added Brushos in Scarlet, Vermillion and Crimson as well as some Lava Red Pixie Powder across the centre of the white topper and sprized the whole thing with water to create a random, red background, which was matted onto the black card.
I then pencilled in the phrase 'All the World's a Stage...'  from the Shakespeare play As You Like It along the top of the panel, before going over the lettering with a Faber Castell Artist Brush pen in black.  Once the pencil had been removed, I added the age using black peel offs in the bottom corner.
It only remained to add the masks to the centre of the topper.
Once the topper was added to the base card, it helped flatten the whole thing out.

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