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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Deacon's Cake...

Image of "Deacon Cake" provided by Bugaboo
Bugaboo is sponsoring the current challenge at Aud Sentiments with a theme of "Any Sentiment for a Guy".  They have some very funny images and sentiments - check them out at Bugaboo!  

And speaking of sentiments, one of the really talented "Aud" designers has created two FREEBIE sentiments to fit the theme.  You are more than welcome to scoot on over and download both of them for your personal use.  While you are at Aud Sentiments, you can check out my team mates take on the theme and get the info on the challenge.  You can enter five times for a chance at the prize!
[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • CS is cut to an A2 size with a left fold.  Top right corner rounded with a Corner Chomper.
  • DP chosen with a "masculine" feel to them from my scrap heap.
  • To create the 3D image of Deacon, I used a "Paper Sculpting Technique" that consists of:  printing the focal image three times, coloring with Copics, fussy cutting different layers, sculpting the individual pieces [dry embossing each individual piece from the back using a large ball tool] and layering with foam tape to maintain the dimension. 
  • Keeping the embellishments simple, I went with punched chevron corners and a faux ribbon created with a strip of paper colored with a Copic to match the candle.
  • Inside sentiment added... 
This card should be eligible for the following 
Sentimental Sunday #210 – ATG + sentiment
Pile it On #23 – Use some Patterned Paper
Crafting from the Heart #22– ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Papertake Weekly – for the Boys
Crafty Sentiments – For a MALE
Fab and Funky #220 – Laughter is the Best Medicine [inside sentiment]
CMC Copic Challenge #94 – ATG
Art by MiRan Challenge #7 – ATG
2 Sisters #177 – Make your own Embellishment [faux ribbon]


IMAGES:  The focal image is from Bugaboo Stamps ; Sentiment is a Freebie by Marie-Clare from the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and the mats are from scrap heap.
EMBELLISHMENTS: McGill punches used for the sentiment and the mat; chevron punch by Punch Bunch; corner rounder is Crop-a-Dile's Corner Chomper; faux ribbon created by coloring a strip of paper with Copics.
INKS: the images were printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. so cute, love the design
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  2. Great card - the decoupage really makes the image 'pop'.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x (GDT)

  3. Love this card - he really stands out sitting there lol!!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky

    Beccy x

  4. Very cute card thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Love the papers you've paired this great image with! Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  6. love your image and sentiment. great card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays. x

  7. love your image and sentiment. great card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays. x

  8. Super card with a great image, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  9. What a great card Ginny. I love that image and your layout! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Please join us again! (Hugs) Cara

  10. Lovely card!! Love that technique but I haven't tried it, I may try in my next project.

  11. Hi Ginny, this is such a fun card! Love the way you "sculptured" the image. Will have to try it myself!! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Aurora

  12. Love your card design and the yummy no calorie cake, lol. Thanks for stopping by and the sentiment on my card reads best wishes sideways in a fancy script


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