Saturday, November 24, 2007

A Side of Irreverence

I have found over the few years that I have been selling cards, that the more outlandish they are, the more people seem to like them. There is always the need for "normal" cards, like Birthday, Anniversary, Sympathy, etc. but even within those categories (except for Sympathy, maybe) people seem to be buying more of the "out there" ones.

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.

Almost forgot one! Here we have the lady with the curlers and the attitude. I love how I can have her say anything I want! ;-) So she got matched up with the Fat People sentiment.

Like the other lady, I stamped her twice, once on the Vanilla and once on the DS paper, then cut out her dress and stuck it on the other image. You can make her as frumpy as you'd like! In other projects, she has had pink slippers...too bad they are not bunny slippers!

Recipe: Stamps - Lady by Eat Cake Graphics, sentiment by River City Rubber Works; Paper - River Rock, Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Apple Cider DS paper; Ink - Basic Black; Other - River Rock double-stitched ribbon, misc ribbon, blender pen, markers, HPH, dimensionals.

That's it for to do something domestic. Scary, non?

1 comment:

I'd love to hear what you really think! :-)

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