Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Curse!

Sometimes, two things collide and the result is a very interesting card.

I eagerly opened the “pound of rubber” from Viva Las Vegastamps! as soon as the package arrived. Would it have cool stamps? How many would be ones that I would have picked out myself? Would there be any surprises that would really inspire me? Challenge me? The result was a bit of all of that and more.

I was immediately surprised how many stamps are in a pound of rubber! It’s a great deal, even if you only end up loving a few of them. Remember, you can always give the ones you don’t like to friends or sell them at a scrapbook garage sale! You might even end up with some you might not have thought to buy, but once you see them they bring a smile to your face.

That’s what happened with “Four Ladies Wading” (#14906). It immediately reminded me of the times I went swimming with my female friends in Georgia. I thought to myself “I could use this to make a card for my friends” and the wheels starting turning. I had some sand and shells from our cruise to Mexico and knew I could incorporate those items along with the stamp.

I saw the sentiment, “Of course, I can’t go swimming” (#1436) when I was shopping at the Viva Las Vegastamps! store when I was in Vegas in June. I thought it was really funny, in a dark sort of way, and had to buy it. After all, as you’ve seen, many of my cards have a sort of twisted humor.

The combination made a great card!

I stamped “Four Ladies Wading” on white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. I cut out the shape using the Labels Eight Spellbinders Die. To create the blue sky, I used Broken China Distress Ink from Ranger. I applied Clear 3D Crystal Lacquer from Sakura Hobby Craft to the waves to make them look wet. The last step was to adhere some sand and shells using Scotch Quick Drying Tacky Glue.

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, drew a speech bubble around it and cut it out.

Challenge yourself. Consider getting a pound of rubber from Viva Las Vegastamps! and force yourself to use some stamps you might not have picked out yourself. Who knows, the results could be amazing!

Don't forget to check out our blog on the Create & Craft website for some really great project ideas!


Proxxon Tools said...

OMG... this is too funny...

Renee's ramblings said...

Pretty funny, in a slightly twisted kind of way, which you'd mentioned. Love it!

Stampo said...

That's how I got in the rubber biz... making funny, off-beat sayings for my cards and I love this combination!

Steph said...

LMAO, Love this!

Jamie said...

I seriously laughed out loud when I saw this card! AWESOME job again Joe with such a humorous and cool card! I could so see sending this to some of my friends and see them getting a huge laugh out of it as well! LOVE it!

Davd H. said...

Really funny card! I really like your blog post as well as it inspires those less "daring" in regard to stamping! Thanks for a good laugh early this morning!

Lyneen said...

JOE - I LOVE IT.... great sense of humor, the ladies are perfect for your sentiment. Thanks for sharing.