While going through my rubber stamps, during the inventory process, I would get card ideas. Some of them were good while others not so much. I even ventured into the realm of coloring images with Stampin’ Up! markers.
Here is one of the cards that made me laugh. I showed it to Joe and got a reaction I didn’t think would happen. He threw his head back and barked a laugh. 😀
The lettering is a combination of alpha stamp sets I have. Knock knock is from Club Scrap’s “DIY Cropping Kit” of 2003. Who’s There is from All Night Media’s “Jive Alphabet”. The “?” is from Studio G’s mini alphabet set. All of these alpha stamps are years, and years, old and may no longer be available.
Here is the inside of the card. The sentiment and the card front background images are from Club Scrap’s “Mosaic Twist” set of 2005.
I made a video of my inventory and organization process with the rubber stamps and I state this sentiment is lost in my 4″ x 6″ cards because of all the other images I have crammed on the card.
I’ve made two card fronts and inserts from my stash of scraps and stamp sets. These are ready to be attached to card bases when I decide what color I want to use for the bases. Or even if I want to attach them and send them on to someone. Both of these cards use the same “message” sentiment but in different ways.
Here is the first one. I tried my hand at coloring the bird house image. It is a Stampin’ Up! stamp from the 1997 Just A Note Mini set and the message is from the 2004 Friend to Friend set.
The insert has the bird house stamped in the lower right hand corner and the rest is left blank.
The second card I’m not over the moon about so this one will be left to mess around with. The “Friend” stamp is from Stampin’ Up! “With All My Heart”.
The card insert is the same “Friend to Friend” message as is on the front of the other one. I’ve stamped it on the top of the insert leaving room to write a note later.
Alrighty then, it is time to get back into my room and finish this project of getting my images and sentiments sorted. Personal discipline. Something I am striving for….reluctantly 😀 My end goal is to create cards as well as I do scrapbook layouts and journals. My desire is to make cards well enough that I can submit them to Operation Write Home for our military people to send cards home to their loved ones. Until I get THAT good the cards I am fairly pleased with will still be sent on to Operation Write Home but will have personal notes from me to “Any Hero”. Those are the military people that receive very little, if any, mail. I would like to brighten someone’s day and uplift a spirit.
What major project have you taken on recently that you wonder if you have “done gone insane”?