Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Birthday+Elvis=great closing page

So my best friend had a birthday in SEPTEMBER--I know I am running late no need for comments from the peanut gallery! So here is the back story--when my best friend has had a bit (a lot) to drink he gets this crazy Elvis lip where only one side of the mouth moves when he talks--it is truly funny when it happens! So by the end of the night of the party Elvis had arrived. So I thought it fitting to close his book with this layout.

Background paper is a DCWV black and grey check, Elvis is cut from a shinly silver DCWV and the red letters are cut from a SU paper. Under the picture there is Core'dinations matte that is cuddlebugged with the checkerboard folder that was an OMC exclusive that I sanded down. The picture is attached with ATG tape and some cool paper clips.

The ELVIS title is cut with Hello Kitty font at 3 1/2". Since none of the letters have spaces inside I could use both the cut mat and the letters--SO I DID.
I pop dotted the letters and moved them about 1/8" to the right when I placed them on the layout. The base layer peeks through and you get a pretty cool effect! Here is a detailed shot

To finish the layout off--I took my white pen and did some 'stitching' around the letters and added a little bling at the end to tie back to the crown he is wearing (which was taken from the birthday girl a few tables over)!
Hope you have a great day!


  1. I really like how the ELVIS looks like metal! I'll have to try that with some of the motorcycle pictures I keep putting on the bottom of the pile.

    Thanks for sharing!!

  2. this is so freaking funny!!! The layout is adorable! That Hello Kitty font is PERFECT for this project!

  3. Ok-To see it in person was probably the best. (Elvis that is) I love how you cut the letters and the paper behind the paper. I must do this.

    Love it

  4. HAHAHA great page! I can't believe I have NEVER used my Hello Kitty Font!!! GASP!!!!!!! Love how you used the postive and negative! CUTE!!!! and on the funny drunken friends note...i have a friend that we start calling Shenaynay (from the show Martin) after she has hit the sauce a little too hard! HAHAHAHA


  5. That was a great idea to pop up the letters and move them a little. It is a great effect!

  6. Love the layout and the story behind it is just so funny!!! :)

  7. I love the way you popped up the title! Looks wonderful and I bet that party was soooo much fun!

  8. That story is truly funny, love the metal look & the stitching around the red letters.Very nice touch.

  9. That is AWESOME Bryan!!!! :) Love it - love it all!

  10. shut the front door, i have a friend that the same thing happens too. this is too funny. thanks for sharing with us


  11. love the silver paper and love that font from the HK cart...very creative; may have to find a friend with that cartridge :)


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