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Female Graffiti Artist birthday card

Female graffiti artist birthday card featuring Oddball Art Big Eye Aya Tags the Wall digi, by Paperesse.

Oddball Art's Big Eye Girl Aya Tags the Wall digital stamp is the focal point to this graffiti themed birthday card.

I have mixed feelings about graffiti. I know it's illegal. One doesn't have the right to deface private property and I sure wouldn't like it if someone came and painted graffiti all over my apartment building's walls (although they did tag one of our outbuildings). And yet...I do admit to a certain reluctant admiration for an exceptional display of creativity and execution, some examples of which I documented in this Paris street art blog post.

But back to the card...this is one of the rare cards where the paper (more of my recent Aldi haul) inspired the stamp, and not the other way around. I almost didn't buy this Graffiti pack  as I wasn't sure how I'd use it, but its bright colors and urban edge won me over. A search for just the right digi ensued, result being this perfect Oddball Art image. The sentiment I created with Teen Scene Graffiti font. Matt enamel dots serve as simple embellishment.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Max Bringmann KG (also sold as Folia) Graffiti MotivKarton pad
Digital stamp – Oddball Art Big Eye Girl Aya Tags the Wall
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – matt enamel dots
Font – Teen Scene Graffiti

I'm linking up with: Oddball Art Challenge August – ATG/optional 'Lost Souls of Innocent Dolls', TTCRD 21 August – ATG, Creative Moments #151 – ATG, Crafty Creations #373 – ATG, and Addicted to Stamps #306 – ATG.


  1. LOL - Shani! This is really a different look for you! I love that the "paper inspired the stamp!" Oddball has a different look and I admit I like this one - not as sad as many of her images. And the best part is - it is PERfect for your paper pack... you will be able to use it for a lot of different cards! I enjoyed reading your post on the Paris street art too.

  2. Awesome paper and fab digi image! I agree with you on graffiti, though it is amazing what can be created with a spray can.

  3. Awesome card! Love how your image pairs with the background paper! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenges!

  4. A SUPER card, with a SUPER image and SUPER paper, LOVE your choices and colours. (Wish I had seen the pad LOL) Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith TTCRD DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  5. I love this, the patterned paper really works with the image choice.

  6. A super cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene


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