I love it when people come into my booth and stand there flipping through the cards, and laughing! Of course, I like it better if they actually buy something, but the entertainment factor is so much fun!
So, I am always on the lookout for irreverent sayings. I have, in the past, done them on the computer, but I find it easier when I can just stamp it where I want on the card. And part of the fun is trying to figure out which images to use them with!
Here are three cards I made by dipping into my new selection of irreverent sayings from River City Rubber Works.
This one was easy. I had an unopened set of transportation stamps from Technique Tuesday, and the ship just screamed to be used with this sentiment. (I guess this now qualifies as a Stash Dive entry, too!)
I kept it simple, pairing the Basic Gray with Soft Sky, so the sentiment is the star. I love how it turned out!
Recipe: Stamps - Ship & smoke by Technique Tuesday, sentiment by River City Rubber Works; Paper - Soft Sky, Soft Sky DS paper, Whisper White, Basic Gray; Inl - Basic Black, Soft Sky; Other - blender pen, Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, Barely Banana and Going Gray markers.
For this one, I matched the saying up with this lady that I just love. She is fun to put with funny sentiments, and I thought this one was perfect for her!
I always try to give her a patterned dress, so I stamp her on patterned paper and cut out the dress part - it comes out in two pieces; then I just stick it on the main image. I really wanted to use a different piece of this Charbon DS paper, but the pattern was too busy and I could not see the lines of the image to cut it out! So I settled on these dots. Love it!
Recipe: Stamps - lady by Art Impressions, sentiment by River City Rubber Works; Paper - Sage Shadow, Going Gray, Very Vanilla, Charbon DS paper; Ink - Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow; Real Red and Basic Black markers, Vintage Brads, Dimensionals.
And then there's Wanda. This is one of those sets I had to keep after it retired, and I am glad I did. Like the lady above, this image of Wanda in her comfy chair will hold up to almost any sentiment. So fun!
I got carried away with the layering, as I kept thinking it needed "a little something". I finally stopped when I added the much-under-appreciated Bravo Burgundy layer.
AND, this one qualifies for the UFO challenge on SCS, where UFO = UnFinished Objects. Okay, maybe not, but then it does qualify as a Stash Dive entry. The card base of Sage Shadow has an image of the Floral Background stamp on it. I did a stack of these earlier this year, then changed my mind, so being 1/2 sheet of card stock they went back into the Sage Shadow supply. I just re-discovered them this morning when looking for Sage Shadow for this and the previous card, so I USED them! At last!
Recipe: Stamps - Wanda's Wit & Wisdom, sentiment by River City Rubber Works; Paper - Sage Shadow, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray; Ink - Basic Gray, Sage Shadow, Bravo Burgundy; Other - Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, blender pen, markers.
That's it for now...off to do something domestic. Scary, non?