Friday, May 22, 2015

Grateful Ravens

So the other day I asked my husband for some crafting inspiration (he's my favorite muse). He suggested "Uncute Animals" and my mind immediately came up with this slightly unusual thank-you card:

I live in Baltimore (infamously known as Edgar Allan Poe's final resting place) and studied creative writing at the University of Baltimore, so Poe is one of my favorite go-to historical pop-culture icons.

The design is based around the "Poe Bust" digi stamp by Ikesart. It's printed on a shiny paper. I colored Poe with Copics. I cut the column on my Silhouette Cameo using a clipart file I found online. The pieces are cut from the same shiny paper. I made it a pop-up (see photo on right), so the card closes flat but stands up as well.

The ravens are all from the "Poe Bust" digi stamp, but I took the file into SCAL and cut them from a shiny black paper on my Silhouette. I used a ZIG glue pen to cover the ravens with glitter black flocking.

I had the perfect yarn for the "brain" but it was light yellow, so I died it with Pure Pink Copic ink.

If you look closely, you can see that the white background is embossed with little hearts (forgive the pun!) I added loopy red trim to the sides.

I wish I could send this to my teachers/coworkers/mentors at University of Baltimore; they taught me so much, especially the need for a creative sense of humor!

Ike's World Challenge #38: History
Perfectly Rustics: Pop-up
Quoth the Raven: Raving Ravens + Poe

Update: This was chosen as a Top 3 for Ike's World History Challenge!

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting,


  1. Hi, CG! I love humor. I love art. But what I really, REALLY love is humor in art, and you have certainly given that to me today in this great card! Genius, I say! Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge this month!

    Kay Wallace
    Quoth the Raven DT

  2. Hehe this is brilliant, I am delighted poe has more brains than me or the ravens are going hungry! Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  3. Very clever! I love how the pedestal pops off the card! Thanks for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics.

  4. OMGoodness - this sooooo made me laugh this morning :-D I really love your sense of humour and this card is awesome ! Thank you for using one of my digis for this perfect creation - just my sense of humour too.

    Thank you also for coming over to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES and QUOTH THE RAVEN.

    IKE xx

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  5. Oh! my what a brilliant card love what you have done with this image .Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

  6. Bwahahaha....that is the best card I've seen in ages :D XXX

  7. Total awesomeness CG, the sentiment is brilliant with you images, you really rocked with this creation :) :) Thank you so much for entering our fortnightly challenge at IKEsWORLD and hope to see more of you wonderful creations. Hugs xxxx

  8. Great card, love the detail you have included. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  9. hahahaha Oh how I love this! It has really given me a giggle :D Thank you for playing along with us at IWC x

  10. This is amazing!! Love love how you made this theme work! Thanks for playing at Quoth the Raven this month! ~Nanette, DT~

  11. Thank you for also playing along with us at QTR too x

  12. I love a wicked sense of humour! Great use of Ikes Poe digi... this really made me smile tonight....Thank you for joining us at QUOTH THE RAVEN.... Hope you'll join us again soon. BDx


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