Sunday, May 17, 2015

Pilin' on the Historical Puns

The theme this week at Pile It On is Not Cute. You can interpret that however you like, as long as the project doesn't feel cutesy. Our sponsor, SLS Lines, has lots of funky images, and I used this unique Marie Antoinette with Cupcakes to make this rather macabre birthday card:

I couldn't resist using this sentiment! Come on, all I know about Marie Antoinette is that she liked cake, met with a bad end, and bragged to have inspired the champagne glass. I feel a bit guilty about making light of it all, but I'm certainly not the first! I used the Zapfino font for the sentiment, printed it on white paper, and cut/embossed them with a Spellbinders die.

I used a glue pen to cover her hair with white flocking, cutting small slits in which to place the cupcakes and glasses. I printed the image twice, fussy-cutting the cupcakes out, but leaving some paper so that I could fit them into the slits. I added die-cut champagne glasses (from a Memory Box set) to her beehive to add to the decadence. The images are colored with Copics, and I used a Pearl Pen on her earrings.

The frame is a Silhouette cut file. I cut both layers from the same shiny gold paper, but I heat-embossed the top piece with gold powder. The crown-patterned paper is a DP from my stash.

  1. Crafting for all Seasons: Birthday + 4 of something (4 metal champagne glasses)
  2. Crafts for Eternity #226: Wood (wood veneer bird embellishments)
  3. Creative Card Crew #87: Embossing (Wet embossing on outer frame)
  4. DoubleClick Skittles #22: Happy Birthday
  5. DRS Designs: Birds and/or Bees (wood veneer bird embellishments)
  6. Ike's World Challenge: Naughty or Nice (pun is naughty in a macabre way)
  7. Loves Rubber Stamps #151: Add a Sentiment
  8. Red Rubber Inspirational #220: Sassy Women
  9. Ruby's Rainbow: Humor
  10. Snarky Stampers: Cake
Update: This was chosen as an Inspiration Project from Red Rubber's "Sassy Women" Inspirational Challenge!

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  1. It's not just the pun that's naughty/nice I bet every girl wants cake in her hair, however naughty it may be! Thank you for sharing. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  2. Great card! Love the frame and all the fun she has going on in her hair! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

  3. OMG! Fantastic image, coloring skills, and snark! Love the addition of the champagne glasses and the use of perfect for her hair. Your choice of sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining in the fun for the C is for Cake challenge ant the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  4. This is inspired! Brilliant. :) Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  5. Brilliant card !!! That is really clever what you did with the hair..... amazing :-) Yep - I think she definitely can qualify for naughty and nice :-D Thank you for coming over to play along with us at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES :-D

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  6. I love her fun hair! Greatly done! so sweet with the little birdies holding the banner too.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamp.
    Good luck and hope to see you back soon!

  7. Brilliant card and sentiments.Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny ♥

  8. The sentiment with this image made me laugh out loud!! Too funny! I like how you have the little birds holding the banners.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with DRS Designs this week!

  9. So colourful and full of fun. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  10. Fabulous card!! I'm loving the image and all the goodies you added to her hair! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  11. Such a genius idea to add flock and champagne glasses to her hair! Fabulous design all around with that crown paper and the sentiment! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the C is for Cake Challenge!

  12. Brilliant piece, I love your colouring on the image and that sentiment is fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at IWC x

  13. OMG! She's wearing my breakfast in her hair! ;)
    Outstanding job on this card. Every bit of it is outstanding! Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper's C is for Cake challenge!

  14. Super fun card! The cupcakes are a super fun addition to her hair - I can see Lady Gaga doing that! Fun way to incorporate a bird too. Thanks for sharing your creative and fun card with us in the DRS Designs challenge.

  15. Great card! Love the cake hairdo! Thanks for joining the sisterhood for our C is for Cake challenge!!

  16. I love all of the fun additions to your card! Thank you for joining the DoubleClick Birthday Challenge!
    Beth, GDT
    Beth's Beauties

  17. I am thinking that this is such a cool, unique card!! Filled with funness, and verve!! Love all those goodies she has in her pile of hair!!! Fun and so well done - great details!! So glad you joined us over at DoubleClick for the Happy Birthday challenge!!

    Taunya Butler( Design Team

  18. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :) Fabulous card! hugs x

  19. Ok, I just love Marie with all the cupcakes and glasses in her hair!!! She is very Sassy! Thank you for playing this week at Red Rubber Inspirationals! Barb DT host.

  20. Very cool. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

  21. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at CFAS. Hugs Tina (DT) x

  22. Fun card with a great sentiment! LOL Thank you for playing along with our "Humor" challenge at Ruby's Rainbow!

  23. Fabulous your sweet little lady with all those fantastic birthday treats in your little ladies hair. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittle - Guest Designer Kim


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