Sunday, December 11, 2011

Paintball Turkey

Wow what a few weeks it has been - I uploaded my next few entries a few weeks ago and with one thing and another I'm just getting the "words" or back story to go with the photos up. I don't know how to do that flash thing that the lovely Joan B at Paperlicious does that hides part of the blog but I might add all that at the end but probably not.

Anyway here is the backstory to this card! It was for my youngest male cousin who's birthday is the week of Thanksgiving.  He had just recently been with all my lads paintballing, and of course they are yellow.  So although I can't take any credit for the hodge podge of inspiration I think I brought those together in a pretty fun way.


You can feel it can't you?  Especially with that dripping goo punch greeting bar!  Genius I hear you exclaim! Oh yes! I can hear you!

Right - the nitty gritty - looked up loads of paint splats on line.  Planned to just print one and couldn't get my computer to speak to my printer in a way I needed it to do.  On to plan B.  Wing it!  So I cut out my own splat and fussed about and eventually adhered it to the card base.  Decided to color the turkey and paper piece it to the splat.  Googly eye was a must at this point.  Then worked on the greeting bar.  I punched both colors and then layered.  Found out that the black was too narrow so bodged creatively added another bit of cardstock to the upper border to complete the look.  Stamped the greeting.  At that point I decided the splat didn't stand out enough.  I knew I was tempting fate and it wouldn't be "perfect" then I justified that it was riduculous to worry about a splat being perfect.  Ideally I would have outlined it before I had adhered it to the card but by this point needs must and I did my wobbly best.  Yeah, you can see the imperfections but I think that adds to the charm... yeah it adds to the overall charm!

Card Size -
8.5 in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Wassau
Stamps - Clear Dollar Stamps, Kitchen Sink Stamps
Ink - Memento, Multiliner pen
Color - Copics
Accessories - Googly eye, Dripping Goo Punch

1 comment:

Dee in N.H. said...

LOL! Great card! The drippy goo really gets the point across! Too funny, I love it!