Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Happy Birthday to Me!

Hello, Topflight fans!  Toni here and today is my birthday! In celebration I'm having various IG giveaways throughout the month. Be sure to follow me on IG to be notified when each giveaway starts. Now onto the card.

My card is based on one of my favorite quotes from the 1939 production of The Wizard of Oz:

“Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't you think?” 

Of course, this was said by The Scarecrow. I’m using the Visible Image Oz Scarecrow; I love their interpretation of the character.

I started the card by stenciling the Darkroom Door Arty Triangles Stencil with Distress Oxide Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon. I was thinking of the Scarecrow’s triangular nose here.

I also sponged the TCW Gears stencil with Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio. Atop the lot I stamped a few Aall and Create Textures #50 bubbles in Mustard Seed as well as Darkroom Door Scratches in Cracked Pistachio. Such a cool background!

I stamped the Visible Image Oz Scarecrow with Versafine Onyx Black onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper and watercolored him with Zig Real Brush Watercolor Pens. I’m quite pleased with how that turned out.

Did you notice I used a triangle in my use of color on the scarecrow as well?  Check out the two black crows and his black boots.

The Katzelkraft Relax Sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. Could it be any more perfect with the quote and the image? I think not. LOL!

If you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board


  1. Hi Toni, I'm a big fan & follower of yours. Happy B Day to ya! Thanks for all the clever & funny & snarky card art! You're the best!

  2. This is so cute- love the coloring job!


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