I was NOT going to make cards this year.....I was going to do layouts. But I checked out 2 of my favorite blogs - High Hopes Stamps and Cupcake Craft Challenge....and of course, there were challenges I had to take up!!! Besides I need a birthday card for a pig lover this week...........
I used the High Hopes "Pickles" character. He is colored with watercolors with some glitter bling! Found 2 little rhinestones for his buttons. The lips are the balloon from the stamp, scanned, and enlarged. I used MS glitter to make them shine; then attached them with pop dots. The sentiment is computer generated and then ripped and inked. Found some Cherry Art paper in the drawer that was just perfect and backed everything with some DCWV cardstock and metallic pink accents.
The High Hopes Challenge was for torn paper. The sentiment, the bottom of the image backing, and the yellow accent strip are all torn. The Cupcake Challenge was to use glitter. The balloons, the pig's snout, the trim on his overalls, and the big lips are all glittered. And I added some glitter to the center background of the card along with the metallic cardstock and torn paper accent.
I actually like this card.........usually they don't turn out the way I hoped, but this one did!