Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mr. Mummy Returns!

Last year I made a punch art mummy card from the Stampin' Up Top Note Die.  He turned out pretty cute, and I named him Otzi the Mummy after the oldest European mumy found between Austria and Italy, dating back to 3,300 BCE.  I also learned how to make another mummy card without using one of the punch art methods from my Stampin' Up mentor, Liz Thayer.

For this year's mummy card, I decided to case this design and to re-created my own mummy card for my oldest son, David.  My mummy get a few more ragged bandages than the original design and several more base layers to add interest and more color.  The bandages are created by tearing paper to fit your rectangle card shape and leaving an opening between bandages for his eyes.  After the bandage strips are overlapped, randomly applied and adhered, the aged bandage look is created by using your Stampin' Up Basic Gray ink pad on its edges and corners and daubing the torn paper in a somewhat haphazard fashion until you achieve the look that you like.  I have to admit this made me a bit nervous because if you screw up at this point, you pretty much screw up the card, and have to start all over!  But all was well, and and I had cut and layer my mummy onto the bottom two layers, I was pretty happy with the way he turned out.  I think David will like him as well.

My final creative addition to Mr. Mummy was to find or create a verse to compliment the theme of the card and to embellishment the inside to coordinate with the outside design.  Below is my verse creation to fit this card:

Recipe:  SU cardstocks: Black, Basic Gray, Pumpkin, Whisper White, Naturals Ivory; DCWV 2011 Halloween & Fall Stack.  SU Ink: Basic Gray.  SU Stamp: That's the Ticket.  SU Punches:  1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle.  Other: SU Chalkmarker, SU Large Rhinestones.

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