Thursday, May 17, 2007
Jami (Jami on SCS) recently sent me a RAK challenge; an envie with a few stamped images and sentiments from this set, Stampin' Fun for Everyone. The challenge was to create a card, post it online and send the link to her. Let me preface this with, I about choked when I opened the envie and saw the images. This set is so NOT me. I mean I love to stamp, but these images.........well......let's just keep it at that. *grin*
So, I'm breaking the rules a little, we were to post it next week. I finished it the other day when I had some free time and if I don't post it now, it will get buried in the den pile and never see the light of day until my next pile clean up session. And since I just did that over the weekend, it could languish there for weeks! Sorry Jami, I am normally a rule follower!
The card base is from a box of preprinted card bases that I picked up at Michaels with a 40% off coupon. I needed to make 30 or so assorted birthday cards for PTSA to hand out, and this was the fastest way to accomplish this and have them look fab in the process. Just slap on a matted image and sentiment, a strip of coordinating cardstock, stamp the inside, and 30 cards were done in about an hour. The cards are by DCWB and include a variety of preprinted textured card blanks and envelopes.
Card details: I decided on this bold card base to bring out the retro feel of these stamps. That, of course, determined the color scheme. Image was colored with an aquapainter and assorted stamp pads. When using an aquapainter on Whisper White cardstock remember to use a gentle touch, wiping the excess water on a paper towel, so that the paper doesn't ball up or get too wet. I prefer the AP over the blender pen for watercoloring on any type of paper. It just provides the look I prefer.
After watercoloring, I dtp'd the edges with Old Olive, matted the image onto Chocolate Chip, punched the slot, tied the ribbon and added corner brads. I then matted the completed image layer onto a Marigold scrap using dimensionals. Cut and pierced an accent strip, then added that funky saying by popping up the stamped circle Jami included in the envie.
For not liking this set, I think this card came out pretty cute and will find someone to send it to who might get a chuckle out of it when they open the mail!
Supplies: Stamps: SU! RAK'd Stampin Fun for everyone images, Paper: DCWV card base, Marigold Morning, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Inks: I'm guessing StazOn by Jami, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Accessories: Mat Pak and Piercing tool, Gingham ribbon (Wal-Mart), Mini brads, Slot punch, Dimensionals