Monday, May 9, 2011

A Big Cheesy Birthday to you!

So just what do you give to your quirky uncle who loves cheese?  A cheese card of course.  I bought these stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps a couple of years ago with specifically this card in mind.  To be honest I then bottled it and thought this card was beyond my capabilities.  I'm so happy I finally attempted it and if I do say so myself, I'm pretty happy with the cheesy outcome.
So what do you think?  More cheese?  More Mice?  Indigestion? Too cheesy?

I've been trawling CAS cards on SplitcoastStampers and Lateblossom on Simplicity to try to get it - I think think this might be as plain and simple as I can go.  All that white space seems pretty clean to me but I think I fail on the simple part.  There was a lot of masking and mock ups and one potential image was harmed in the making of this card - its cheese got ahead of itself when I forgot to mask it.

What I really enjoyed on this card is that it was my first time airbrushing!  OMG how fun is that to do - I keep finding excuses to do more of it!!! I can't believe how intimidated I was at the thought and then how easy it is.  I have easily had my Harbor Freight Compression and Copic adaptor for six months and just kept looking at the box.  Now I have to learn how to airbrush with real paint as I have two or three Radio Controlled Cars to paint for my boys! YIKES!  And one of them wants a Union Flag on roof!  Luckily thanks to SCS I have heard there is a masking material in the hobby section of Hobby Lobby that I need to check out!  Wish me luck and hopefully it won't take me another six months to get them painted!
Anyway that's my cheesy story and I'm sticking too it.

The making of involved the usual culprits

Card size - 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Stamps - Clear Dollar Stamps, Stampendous
Cardstock - Neenah, Recollections
Ink - Memento
Color - Copics

I know I don't have many followers, however I'm toying with the idea of playing with my layout a bit more to modernize it.  So any helpful comments in that direction will be much appreciated.  Many thanks and I bet you noticed that my blogging is like the weather in Ky - when it rains it storms! LOL!  Take care!


Dee in N.H. said...

Ha! I love your cheesy card! That came out awesome! Of course it doesn't hurt that I love any and all cheese! LOL! I came over from SCS via the link in your siggy and must say I like your blog! Your buzzard gave me the giggles and your sweet little girl has all her facial features! YAY!

Anonymous said...

Wow! love your Copic coloring and airbrushing on this card. I have not tried airbrushing yet but this card really makes me want to give it a try. I absolutely love the white space!!! It really helps to make your fabulous coloring pop.