My lovely blogland friends

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Jester Card

I've been racking my brains for a card for one of our friend's birthday next month. I really struggle with mens cards and wanted to do something funny for him so when I saw this quirky jester digistamp from Sassy Cheryl's I thought it would be perfect. I had lots of  fun making this card - lots of inking and masking and generally getting messy

 I coloured the image with inktense pencils and then masked it off to create the background using green and orange dye inks applied with a sponge. I then overstamped the green areas with a little crown stamp (freebie with craft stamper) and the orange area with an Elusive images background stamp. The Heidi Swann chipboard crowns started life pink so I coloured them to match the card using pigment inks and clear ep. The little jester seemed to disappear once the background was finished so I added a black glitter border around him to make him stand out more. I added an orange eyelet and a little green ribbon to the tag. I used a piece of black card and some orange corrugated card from my scrap box for the background. I wanted to stagger the sentiment  and my rubber stamp didn't work so I've hand written it and added some faux stitching.
This card is for the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's: Green Orange, Black and Glitter
Tuesday Taggers: Masquerade, Jesters and Clowns
Theme Thursday: Masculine

Thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. WOW Claire stunning card any chap would be pleased with this great colours and your clown! brilliant. Thank you for joining us at TT this week.

  2. Claire I love it, what a great man's card.

  3. Terrific card! Love the zany image and the handwritten sentiment. Just the job!

    Janet xx

  4. It's fantastic Claire! what a great guys card!
    The jester is fabulous and he looks great with the black glitter outline!
    I love how you recoloured the pink crowns to match your card! and your handwritten sentiment looks fab too!

  5. Fabulous card, Claire, I love your sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Cheryl's!
    Hugs, Alina

  6. Hey Claire. Great job n the challenge. Very cute.

  7. great card! love the jester!

  8. Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

  9. A brilliant card! Thanks for joining us at TT this week x Janet

  10. Cute card, very cute
    Thanks for joining in at Sassy Cheryls.

  11. Wow this is great.
    Stunning card.

  12. A great card Claire,the hand written comical sentiments are perfect for a man's card.

  13. Great fun card and thanks for joining us at TT this week.
    Pat xx

  14. So cute-isn't this guy fun! Thanks for playing with us at Sassy Cheryls!

  15. A brilliant card Claire and the sentiment made me laugh! Thanks for joining in with a difficult project with such a great entry.
    x Michelle


Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, all your comments are really appreciated

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...