Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I Dare You... to Take a Chance and Stamp!

Welcome to Viva Las Vegastamps! May is over tomorrow - where did the month go? Susan here today for some super fun birthday cards. What do crafty pals do when they are already pushing the time envelope??? They dare each other to do something WILD and CRAZY... just for fun.

DeeDee, our team leader and I have dared each other to enter the Gallery Idol Competition. If we make the top twenty selected that move on to round two tomorrow - we will be entering JUNE MADNESS. I am on the edge of my seat waiting to hear and see what the next challenge will be. And even if we don't make the cut - we are still going to complete all the challenge round themes. It's going to be a blast!

For the first round audition round theme was birthday cards for kids and teens. So FUN! This was a challenge - BUT - with the my huge stash of Viva Las VegaStamps! at my disposal, I was able to enter some really fun cards. This fun card using "Hippo with Party Hat" #1454 is one of my entries. I had about five different cards in the works and she made the cut. I made my own tissue tape with Miracle Tape and Miracle Sheets. The colored tissue comes with a tissue wrap with the printed "happy birthday" on it; except for the yellow. The yellow tissue section I created by stamping the "Happy Happy Birthday" #10479 stamp repeatedly in Milled Lavendar Ranger Distress Ink. The green tissue at the top is recycled from a gift I received {I've been having fun using this craftily}. I fussy cut an hand colored my party girl with my Ranger Distress Markers and grounded her on a strip of grey spotted washi tape. I finished her off with some eyelash googlie eyes - no card is complete until you add some GOOGLIES! The bright colored tissue really makes the party girl pop.

Now for another card using "Alligator Present" #9129. This is so fun and festive! I didn't enter this one, but one can never have too many birthday cards on hand. I just totally fell in love with this stamp and it made me laugh out loud. It has a blank little tag in the image and the "Don't Freak Me Out" #18327 fit perfectly in it's place. Stamped in black on yellow painted paper with Mustard Seed Ranger Distress Ink and hand colored with my markers. I added some shimmery details and polka dots with my Gelly Roll Stardust pen. The border is the "Happy Happy Birthday" #10479 stamped about 10 times to create a pattern stripe using Clearsnap Colorbox Khaki Green Dye ink.

**TIP FOR THE DAY** Try out different themed stamps for different occasions. Play around and have fun! Cut your images apart to use just a section, or stamp a repeating pattern. This gives you endless possibilities with your stash of rubber.

Aren't these cards fun with just a few stamps???

Now for a DARE... I challenge all of you to play along, too and share your Viva Las VegaStamps! creations with us on the Viva Las VegaStamps! Facebook page. The Gallery Idol challenge will be announced sometime on Friday... we can't wait!
Supplies used: STAMPS - "Happy Happy Birthday" #10479, "Alligator Present" #9129, "Don't Freak Me Out" #18327, and "Hippo with Party Hat" #1454. Other supplies: cardstock; Staz-On Black ink; Miracle Tape; googlie eyes, photo corners; Ranger Distress Markers; Milled Lavendar & Mustard Seed Ranger Distress Inks; Clearsnap Colorbox Khaki Green Dye Ink; Gelly Stardust Pen and a water brush.

Thanks so much for dropping by. Have you seen what the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team has been up to or dropped by the Viva Las Vegastamps! store lately? There's so much amazing inky inspiration to see!  If you would like to see more of my creations please visit my blog, sbartist : painting in the dark HERE. I'll be back soon with another stamping adventure... Sb

Get all the details HERE -- hop to it, the deadline to apply is June 7th at midnight pacific standard time. You know you want to be a part of this team... go ahead - give it a try!


Sandra Strait said...

Your hippo just cracks me up!

Barbara Rankin said...

Love, love, love your cards, Susan. The hippo is darling, and I also love the alligator present with the sentiment. That would certainly freak me out. LOL TFS

by belle said...

Susan!!! Fantastic cards!! Good luck!

Chark said...

I love that you're still doing the challenges even if you don't make the cuts along the way. And these cards are super cute!