Monday, April 29, 2013

Cinco de Mayo

Growing up with the ridiculous Mexican stereotypes that dominated kitschy culture in Arizona, I tend to shy away from themes that might remind me of them, but I couldn't resist using this silly "Tequila Worm" by KennyK to make a Cinco de Mayo card featuring lyrics from the classic jam by War:

Cinco de Mayo has definitely become an American holiday, and I've been known to take a bit of tequila in celebration! I put the worm on Wobbles, lining it up with the background. The lyrics are set in the font Chalkduster.

The background, patterned paper is from Reminiscence's Celebration series; the multi-colored pattern at the bottom is actually part of the "cut-off" strip. I cut some swirls out of a DP from my stash, using a Sizzix die.

I can't remember the last time I had Aguila beer, but this bottlecap was in my stash! I flattened it in my Big Shot (using this YouTube tutorial) and decorated it with some tiny pearls. The pearls and bottle cap are glued on with Glossy Accents, but I used ZipDry for everything else.

The image is colored with Copics, except for the gold on the sombrero (Sakura metallic pen). I added blue Sparkly Fluff to the hat as well.

The white background is trimmed with deckle scissors & ink-distressed with SU! Wild Wasabi. I finished the card with some red Raffia ribbon.

Cuttin and Stampin Challenge #16: Cinco de Mayo
Jellypark Challenges: Humor
Kenny K's Krafty Krew: Tic Tac Toe / 3rd row: Swirls, Digi, Ribbon, Die Cuts (plus pearls for good measure!)
613 Avenue Create Challenge #17: Photo Inspiration/Cinco de Mayo

Update: This made the Top 3 for
613 Avenue Create Challenge #17!

Here's the song "Cinco de Mayo" by War (I wanted to find a live version, but oh well):

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  1. What a cute card! Love that you included the words! Thank you for joining us at Cuttin' and Stampin' challenges!

  2. I love your card. It brings a smile to my face. Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttin' and Stampin' this week.

    Tammy S.

  3. Absolutely Fabulous!
    Thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

  4. Very fun and creative card! Thanks for joining in on the challenge at 613 Avenue Create!

  5. Oh I just love this!! The image is hysterical and beautifully colored. I'm glad you made a card about Cinco de Mayo! What an awesome idea to put him on a wobble!! Thanks for "partying" in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  6. Love your card!
    Thanks for joining us at Kenny K`s krafty krew challenges.


  7. Now this is just fabulous am loving the image you have used what a great idea for a card.

    Thank you for playing along with Kenny K this week :)

  8. I love the worm and the idea of adding the lyrics is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Avenue 613 Create! I hope you join us again next week!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang


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