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Snarky Birthday

February 28, 2020

Hello crafty friends! Today I am combining Snarky Housewife and Mari Party for a sassy birthday card with a retro feel.

I started this card by digging through my patterned paper stash for something that reminded me of a retro design. I couldn’t choose between these two patterns, so I decided to incorporate them both into the design. I paired them with brown and cream paper.

My next step was to get a rough layout of the design, and do all my stamping. Using a vintage yellow embossing powder, I stamped and heat emobssed my main sentiment, Happy Birthday from Mari Party, onto a strip of brown cardstock. I stamped the main image from Snarky Housewife onto bristol smooth using brown ink, then clear heat embossed on top. I used the same brown ink to stamp the smaller sentiment also from Snarky Housewife.

I moved on to color my main image using Arteza real brush pens. I blended out a darker color with a lighter colored marker, not using any water. This creates a vibrant blend without a watercolor look.

Arteza markers used:

Skin: Light Skin, Pale Skin

Hair: Coffee, Tawny

Lips/ Dress: Red, Tomato Red

Dress accents: Orange Rust, Sunset Yellow

After completing all of the elements to this card, I assembled them together. The housewife image and Happy Birthday strip are adhered using craft foam for dimension.

As usual I finished off the inside of the card. This time I used a speckle cardstock card base, and added strips of patterned paper to the bottom.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this snarky birthday card and are inspired to create something of your own.

Becca

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