Tuesday, February 19, 2013

smile! (Moxie Fab, HIMCR)

You may remember this photo from yesterday's post.

My mind, working in its strange ways, decided to use this photo as the inspiration for a bday card for a 60-year-old.  Male.  Trust me, he can handle it.  

There's a Camera Craze Challenge over at Moxie Fab so I upped the ante by limiting myself to the one camera related stamp set I own.  Which I can highly recommend if you don't want to overdo on this trend.

Probably more for scrapbooking than bday cards, eh?  I remembered an old Retro Sketch that I really like and revisited it.  This is what happened.

A scrap of magenta on a white cardbase.  A "polaroid frame" (you can make this pretty easy without a die).  A cool chalkboard speech bubble from the Pebbles prize pack I won from Paper Crafts that I heat embossed with one of the sentiments from the stamp set.  And for the main image I stamped the camera in red, masked it, stamped "memories" as a BG using generational stamping and then heat embossed the camera image slightly offset.  Brought in some more funkiness with some KI Memories letter stickers and washi.  I'm likin' it.

Hooking up at Hiding in My Craft Room where she is challenging us to use embossing.  Don't have to ask me twice :)

Thanks for stopping by.  I read that an average person in the UK is caught on surveillance camera 300 times a day!  Whoa.  So smile!  Ya never know...

Supplies for smile ur 60!:
Paper: CS American Crafts, magenta scrap, PP K&Co
Stamps: Maya Arts
Ink :Jenny Bowlin, Versamark
Tools: square die Sizzix
Other: embossing powder Zing, chipboard Pebbles, letter stickers KI Memories, washi Bella Blvd.


  1. Wow! This is so bright and fun!

  2. Maria, this is fantastic! I love the bright colors - rendered FUNKY HIP rather than feminine by the images you chose. Great use of the sketch too!! Way to pull it all together.

  3. How fun, love the bright colours!

  4. I love this unusual layout and mix of colours - just gorgeous!

  5. so edgy and fresh! my kinda card :)))

  6. What a fabulous card, love the double image and the embossing really makes the camera pop!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  7. A total winner you have here, Maria!! The colors, the way you've done the sentiment, the washi, and the offset stamping ... holy smokes!!! SO IN LOVE with your card. Plus that it's for a 60th birthday ... how fun is that. Pinning.

  8. What a great card!! Love how you combined the washi tape and speech bubble and negative space with the camera - 4 of the challenges at Moxie Fab!

  9. Hey Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Camera Craze Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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