Monday, March 3, 2008

Stinkin sweet!

When I lived in California, I remember getting my Stampin' Up! orders from that big brown truck and racing to see if I could have at least one stamp mounted and inked before the truck was off my street. I usually could! And, I lived on a pretty short street! Times have changed and my UPS truck doesn't come til later in the evening. Sometimes 7 pm! Because of dinner and other family stuff, I just can't drop everything and ink up that virgin rubber as quick as I used to. Still, I just HAD to use this new set before I went to bed tonight. I have been wanting it since it came out last fall and finally gave in and bought it. I think the images in this set, Pun Fun, are just so adorable! I can't decide if I like the hippo, rocket or skunk the best. They are SO cute! I decided to use the skunk tonight. I started with a chocolate chip card base and added a strip of patterened paper from the Ginger Blossom collection across the bottom. The green stripe is a strip of wide Celery Grosgrain just snailed to the front. I stamped my little skunk on a piece of white naturals paper by inking it up with my black marker so I could omit the words and the flower. I did not cut the words apart from the images on this set because they were a bit too close for comfort. I didn't want to risk damaging either part. Because I used the black marker, I had to be careful coloring the little guy in so the ink wouldn't smear. I used my watercolor pencils to lightly color him in and then blended the color with my blender pen. I added some blue shading around him with the chalks. I used my black marker to elongate the stem so I could put a bigger flower on there. The flower is made from two flowers in the Pretties Kit. I used my aqua painter and ink from summer sun and real rust stamp pads to color it in. I stuck an Ice rhinestone brad in the center to hold the flower on and to repeat the read from the bottom. I had a little tag on my desk with a round bottom so I stamped the words on there and trimmed it down. I just wanted it to peek out from the bottom. I put the skunked paper onto a piece of river rock and put the whole thing on with some dimensionals. I added the three silver brads to the bottom corner to repeat the silver in the rhinestone. I think I may have to play with the hippo tomorrow....can't wait!!


Arcticstamper said...

Wow! Your blog is awesome! I am glad I found it. Thank you for all the inspiration. Love your stinkin' cute card!

tonistamps said...

So cute Beckie! I love how you used the flowers too, and dyed them. Fantastic card.