Friday, 15 May 2015

Moustache Card with a Twist

I was talking with my friend Lena the other day and she reminded me she had this Tim Holtz Moustache set.  I just had to borrow it so I could make a card for tonight's Waltzing Mouse PJ Party, because I knew how well it would go with the Waltzing Mouse Stamps set My Kind of Guy.

I know what you're thinking - is that moustache straight?  Well that's because it's possible to twiddle it. There's a category in this month's PJ Party called "Surprise Him", and I thought what's the point in having such an oversized moustache if you can't play with it !!!

There were a few design problems to overcome but this was how I made my twiddling moustache.  Firstly I cut the moustache from black chipboard (this was actually some IKEA packing) and two from normal black card.  I punched a large hole in the middle of the chipboard moustache with my cropodile (large enough for the head of a brad to sit in) and and a small hole in the backing one, which I ended up trimming down.  The last mo was glued onto the top so you couldn't see the hole.

Top : Chipboard mo with large hole drilled
Bottom : Trimmed moustache with brad

Back view after gluing
After assembling the Moustache on a brad I liberally coated it twice with versa mark and black embossing powder.  Here is the completed card.

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  1. Love the bright splashes of color on this Kate - and the tweakable oversized mustache is so fun! Julia xx

  2. Oh that's funny! This is exactly what I thought of doing for a 'twist' but when I looked at the stamp set I thought the tash was too small and fiddly for it to work. Never thought of making one myself...duh! Fab idea...perfectly executed!

  3. Oh this is genius Kate - such a neat idea!!! LOVE this card!

  4. Love the super size mustache - so fun! Great design :)

  5. Capital idea! What guy wouldn't love it?


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