Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Once, Twice, Three Times a Skipping Lady

Hi Viva Las Vegastamps! fans! My name is leslierahye and I am proud to be a new design team member for this amazing stamp company! I love the diversity of the designs and sentiments offered [by far the largest selection of sentiments that I've ever seen in one place!]. 
For my project today, I wanted to share with you how versatile your stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps! can be!  I recently received a POUND OF RUBBER for $25! In this pound of rubber I received both images and sentiments that I could use for all sorts of crafting--a TON of them! With this my first project I wanted to share how you could take one image--in this case the Skipping Lady-- and create cards for different occasions by merely changing the sentiment--I stopped at 3 examples but the sky is the limit here with so many sentiments to choose from!
For this project you will need from Viva Las Vegastamps!:

Additional Supplies include:
card stock of your choice 
[I used Coredinations papers, Bazzil Basics and Basic Grey]
assorted ribbons, flowers and gems
assorted embossing folders
India Ink by Stewart Superior

All three cards began the same--I stamped the image on a 2"×3" piece of white card stock with Black India Ink. I then applied Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer to the dress skirt "overlay". While the crystal lacquer was still wet, I applied a generous sprinkling of Terri Sproul's Mixers Ultra Fine Glitter. The images were put aside to allow the lacquer to dry. 
The sentiments were then stamped with Black India Ink onto white card stock and then trimmed to fit the sentiment. All images and sentiments were mounted on a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper using Miracle Tape to adhere the stamped items to their backings.
The Coredinations card stock was embossed using various folders to match the "intent"--clock for age, swirls for "crazy", reading material-like for Scientology sentiment. In some cases the card base was inked with a brown ink, but that is not necessary.
All embellishments were adhered with Miracle Tape--it is simply amazing for all applications but I LOVE how it holds ribbon! You don't even notice the tape even with the organza ribbons!! The little gems were adhered with crystal lacquer.
Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoyed my cards!


Lyneen said...

Love your post Leslie... Love the versatility of the Skipping Lady!! Great cards!

Stampo said...

Love these cards, Leslie... fun to see how you could use different sayings... and Viva Las Vegastamps! has over 4,000 different sayings!

Crystal said...


Molossus said...

Wonderful idea to show how the different sayings would work!

Shirley said...

They are lovely cards Leslierayhe. I love the sayings that are humorous.

Aimee said...

Fabulous as usual!! :)

Amanda said...

Love the cards - Great job as always :)

Barbara Rankin said...

I love the way you changed up the cards, Leslie. Very nice job!!

Quiltingranny said...

Thank you for sharing. As someone who wants to learn how to make cards and do scrap booking this was very helpful!