My co-worker wanted a Selena card and matching refrigerator magnet. I found the following picture on Pintrest. Did I mention that I LOVE Pintrest?!
Very nice artsy portrait of Selena, but my co-worker wanted it in a bright red not the orange color it is here. I have no idea how to change things up on my computer to make her red - I use Picture Monkey and I couldn't find a way to do it. That's okay though - I kicked it old school. I printed it out on my computer on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select heavy white cardstock. Then I painted over it with red acrylic paint. I think it looks fabulous! It definitely has an artsy vibe so I used the art deco corner notch for the magnet.
Now what to do for the card? It is a beautiful graphic, but tough to work with because of the fly away hair. I just smoothed her hair out by fussy cutting around her and I think it looks awesome. Now this is a card for a man, but I was afraid to bling this bad boy out. So I texted my co-worker and he told me the card is for a gay man with a stage name. Okay, Hello! If he has a stage name then we definitely need some bling on our birthday card for this boy! I painted her clothes bright red again and fixed some printing issues with black and white wash colors to make the picture look less pixelated. What to bling though? I created this background by cutting out rays of glitter cardstock. Then I arranged them in a starburst behind her. I am very happy with this card.
Hope you like it. - Heidi.