Thursday 24 March 2011

Teamies leaving card

Rush job last night was to make a card for one of my work colleagues. He's leaving to move onto another team so was not a final farewell. We will still see him from time to time. Any excuse for a party though, right?
I followed the sketch over at Cards For Men, and used one of the "Occasions L'il Grumpies" from Smeared Ink. These stamps are so versatile.

The base card is dark green with white and pale green flecks running through it. Onto this is layered a lighter green and some hammered orange. The come the fun part.
Cut squares from pale green and a cork effect papers, and cut in half diagonally, layered these up in the corners.
Even more fun was the image. Coloured using promarkers. The bubbles were treated to so glossy accents. The eyes to some crackle glaze. I rubbed some barn door DI over these when dry to give the blood shot eye look.
The edges were first punched with a scalloped edge punch with "bubbles" then cut off the scallops leaving the "bubbles". This was then layered onto more of the green used in the matting layers. Some card candy that was also coloured with PMs to match and a computer generated sentiment layered with orange and green card to finish.
The inside contained a funny verse printed onto one side of orange paper leaving plenty of space for everyone in the team to autograph it for him.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Cards For Men as it is their sketch I followed.
Other challenges
Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's hear It For The Boys
2Sisters Challenges - Furry Friends


  1. Hello
    your card is stunning; the image is beautifully colored and gorgeous design.
    The cards like it very much.

    Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  2. This image is fantastic, have never seen these before! Love your card, such fun & great colours. Thanks for playing along at the Sisterhood of Crafters x

  3. Go on - party like a grumpie!!!!

    Lovely card Helen, your friend should love it

    Happy Friday


  4. Such a fab card, I love the image and the colours you've used. Thank you for playing along with our sketch challenge at Cards for Men, good luck xxx

  5. ohh too cute and i'm so loving the googley eyes. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters for our "Lets Hear it for the Boys" challenge!!


  6. OMG ths one made me laugh out loud!! Flippin' adorable!!

    Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters "Let's Hear It For The Boys" challenge. Good luck!