Tuesday, June 22, 2010

For The Handyman

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Hi everyone!
This card is for two challenges. The Raise the Bar challenge this week is "What A Special Guy" and I thought the new inside out Handyman image would be perfect for that special guy - you know the kind of guy who's always dabbling in projects.

I love the Inside Out images at Squigglefly because you've got the whole card from the inside out right there!

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The Paper Play challenge wants us to use something that has been in our stash for a while. Something we have had and haven't used in a long time. On my card, it's the fake eyelets along the bottom edge. They are brads made to look like eyelets. I've had them for years!

I colored this with Copic markers and printed out the Mr. Fix It wrench that Michelle Berutzzi drew to cut out as an embellishment. I colored it with a silver metallic sharpie pen. Here are the Copic colors I used on the image.

Now for the inside of the card

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I used a real bandaid at the bottom of the card for some added fun. I actually stuck the bandaid to the printer paper and printed the Happy Birthday sentiment in the set directly to the bandaid. Instead of trying to peel the bandaid off of the paper, I just cut it out and then used double stick tape to tape it to the card. It's fun though! I'm thinking printing a great big "OUCH!" on a bandaid would be funny!
Here's a close up of the bandaid

Well, stay cool (I'm trying my best!), and thanks for looking!


Becky said...

I love this..Great card, and love the wretch. What a great idea to use a real band aid..

Elaine A said...

Hi Holly -

This is just so darn cute! I love the idea of the bandaid as well. Clever girl!

Elaine Allen

Catherine said...

Hi Holly ! What a fun card ! Love the inside and the plaster is such a great idea ! Love the eyelets at the bottom of the card too ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Shawna said...

What a cute card! I love how you made the sentiment from the band aid. It really looks like one, too, with that shine to it! Lovin' your new blog look, too.

msfreida said...

Now I never would have dreamed you could print on a bandaid...only YOU! Teehee :) This adds such a creative touch to this fabulous card! AWESOME coloring on the fix-it dude too! LOVE the shading and highlighting!

I had such fun yesterday checking out all that I missed! WOW...Squigglefly just keeps adding the most AWESOME images!


Patricia St Martin said...

Hi Holly, That is a real fun card. I love the bandaid idea, would never of thought of stamping on the bandaid. The wrench is awasome embellishment. (Ithink that is what that is) You have no idea how that card fits my husband. When something needs to be fixed I tell him I will call someone.

Marlene said...

Oh my gosh - this is so GENIUS!!! I love it!! That wrench is just a hoot...and the bandaids! LOL!! Love those brads that look like eyelets. How cool is that?!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

I love this little guy! He looks like a cross between Barney Rubble and Freed Flintstone. LOL

Of course as usual your coloring is awesome and the bandaid idea is brilliant!

Linda said...

Great Card! I love the bandaid.

bumblebee creations said...

Love it Holly! So cute!!! And what an idea to use the real band-aid through your printer!! Like your new blog look too!

Sharanda said...

Verrry cute card!! LOVE those eyelet brads!!!

Deirdre said...

Holly, so fun, love it.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

treesawardincrafts said...

Hello Holly, How funny, you stuck the plater in the printer and it worked! I learn such a lot from you. Thanks very much. Hugs, Teresa xxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love that wrench and you are genius on this bandaid! only you.

absolutely super!

hugs :)

Rachel said...

LoL!!! this would be soooo perfect for my hubby!! Awesome card!

Maria Matter said...

too fun! this would be perfect for my hubby, though he needs more than bandaids at times...like when he cut off some of his fingers! eek!

Fabulous card Holly!!!

Julie M said...

Super card, Holly - I love the bandaid idea.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Jennifer Scull said...

now that is smart smart thinking! so creative! :)