fredag 7 januari 2022

Pet detective


Today I will show a card I made for my dear brother who had his birthday back in December. I made it with Tim Holtz products. 

The idea to this card started last summer, when my brother and his girlfriend visited us in our summerhouse. One evening they showed us the movie Ace Ventura - Pet detective with Jim Carrey. They think it is a funny movie so I thought it was a good theme for his birthday card.

I started with cutting a piece of Cracked leather cardstock for the background. Inked my craft mat with Frayed burlap Distress ink, spritzed water on the ink and dipped the card, dried with a heat tool and repeated until happy with the look. 

Then I sprayed it with Crooked broomstick Distress Mica spray stain. I inked the edges with Ground espresso Distress ink. I then used Distress ink in Evergreen bough and the THS149 Script stencil on random places. I also spritzed some Distress paint - Salvaged patina on the background. Then it was time for some stitched edges, which I made with my sewing machine. 

I then diecut the claw marks from Sizzix die 662383. I glued some designpaper - Abandoned behind all the claw marks. Inked all the edges inside the claw marks. 

I then wired some string around the card, using my Tiny attacher to fastened it. 

Then it was time for the “pet detective”. I stamped one of the man from CMS432, Inquisitive and colored him with Distress reinkers and ink. I also used some Glossy accent in his monocle. 
I diecut a Retro tv from Sizzix die 665371, from Woodgrain cardstock and some sanded Metallic Kraft stock. I inked the Woodgrain paper with Distress ink in different brown shades, ending with Ground espresso using the ink pad itself direct on the surface to make the Woodgrain more visible. Need the edges with Ground espresso Distress ink. Then I diecut some stars with 660226 shape strips from the same design paper as above. I put all the stars in a 664920 Rounded square shaker dome and glued it to the tv. I glued the man to a piece of design paper and finally glued it to the tv. I used a little round piece from Curator ephemera pack on the largest tv buttons. 
The cats symbolizes my brother’s and his girlfriends cats through out the years. The cat to the left is Moses, a cat his girlfriend owned when they met, the other cat is Astrid, a cat they adopted after Moses died. They are stamped with CMS392 Snarky cat and CMS407 Snarky cat Halloween on watercolor paper and then colored with Distress reinkers and ink. I fuzzy cut them and inked the edges. 
This cat is the cat they have now, Alfred, he is adopted from a cat shelter. He is the most beautiful cat, a little sensitive but he is absolutely adorable. 
I made a panel from sanded Kraft cardstock, then a piece of design paper and finally a piece of inked Cracked leather cardstock, and die cut the word “pet detective” with 664177 Alphanumeric label from sanded Kraft cardstock. I painted two Ideaology abandoned stars with Salvaged patina Distress paint. I then used some Distress crayon and a little water on the stars to make them more distressed. 
Under the panel I glued some inked Ephemera pieces Curator. The number “53” are Ideaology numbers painted in the same way as the stars mentioned above and tells my brothers age. 

Finally I mounted the card on a piece of inked and sanded Kraft cardstock, then an inked cardboard panel and finally to a card blank. The cats, panel and all the card layers are all mounted with 3D foam for dimension. 

Thank you very much for your visit today, very much appreciated. 

/ Susanne

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