Monday, May 23, 2011

A Cool Thank You

It's Victoria Day in Canada today, which means 3-day week-end :) Of course, I couldn't take the day off from the Mojo Monday Challenge though. Today's sketch was so cute, and the bottom scallops reminded me of water. I thought it would lend itself perfectly to the 'Sunny Fun' stamp set.  This is how I start all my cards and scrap pages... I pick a stamp set and a sketch and run with it - it's the method that works best for me :)

I'm also embarrassed to say that even though my son's 2nd birthday party was on April 30th, I have yet to send out 'thank you's'. So I made a point to use today's sketch the thank you card as well. They turquoise in the 'Play Date' Designer Series Paper is summery and fresh and I used the 'Tasteful Trim' Bigz XL die to make the 'waves' at the bottom of the sketch, instead of the scallops. Isn't it fun?

I love the 'Sunny Fun' stamp set but I find a lot of people are afraid of line art. They think they need to color it all in... but why not just spot color? It saves a lot of time, looks great, and lets you use those gorgeous line art stamps you've been eyeing.  I do this with most of my line art stamp sets and I'm no longer afraid of buying them. Are you wondering how I split up the "that was so cool of you... thanks" greeting? I inked the words I wanted with a Chocolate Chip marker! Did you know the ink in them is the same ink that is the ink pads? This means you can stamp with the ink in the markers, too :) First I made sure the stamp was really clean by cleaning it on the Stampin' Scrub and stamping off on spare card stock. I inked up the words I wanted, stamped and punched out the oval. Then I cleaned and stamped off again and inked up the 'thanks' which I punched out with the Jewelry Tag Punch.  Nice and easy way to split up greetings!

Hopefully I can get a few more of these cards made and sent out shortly... keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!

1 comment:

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fun card! Love the layered border! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday! :)