|I started with a strip of 12"x6" cardstock which I scored at 4" and 8" to create three 4-inch panels|
|and then I really went over the top and added some images from my precious 1901 Eaton's Catalogue - images from the sewing section of course - Grin.|
|Next I rubbed in some color using my Mister Huey's sprays. I love the vibrancy of the colors plus they stain the paper really well and don't wash away as easily as some of the other sprays.|
|You just spray on and rub off. And then for a bit of muted sparkle I rubbed on some gold paint around the edges of each panel...|
|I used my "Stamping on Tissue Technique" (Go HERE for more details on that) and my typerwriter alpha stamps to add my words, and the images are a Unity Itty Bitty stamp called "Three Stick Chicks"...|
|And finallly, to make the words Pop, I faded the background using white gesso with a dry brush and I used a black pen to doodle and scribble all over the panels until my little inner voice said I was done.|
This is going to be a Birthday card for someone who is having a really BIG Number birthday... Because I used 100 year-old paper and because that saying is just so appropriate. And then the image of that old lady lighting her ciggy from her 100th birthday cake candles?! Seriously Perfect! (Oh Yeah, these images are both stamps from Viva Las Vegas Stamps "Curler Lady Smoking" )
So you really must pop over to our blog today to see all the Awesome-ly, Over-the-Line, Inappropriate cards created by my Sisters this week because THIS is why we all joined! Grin And why not join in? Go break out your inappropriate stamps - You know the ones - you Love what it says but if you used it WHO could you give that card to?! You have until Friday, August 19th at midnight to link up your "I" is for Inappropriate project... Come Play!
AS always, thank you for popping in to see what I am up to and Please DO leave me a comment if you like what you see - I read every single one!
Scrapbooking Mixed Media Artist
for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers