Wednesday, June 18, 2008

An A muse-ing Roll Over and A Stick Up

Ok - so now that I have you all standing on your heads to see what this image is............

This card is for today's sketch challenge on Split Coast as well as for the A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA out of the box challenge - to use a stamp in an unusual way. I stamped my Amuse golf cart rolled over and teamed it with this sentiment from the Amuse Sushi set. I stamped the flower from the sushi set randomly on the certainly celery panel using Versamark ink so it's just a faint stamping - like a watermark.

This is the sketch for today.

Inside I stamped 'Tomorrow's forecast: Brighter than today! from Stampin Up Brighter Tomorrow set. I'm thinking I could use this card for someone who was having a rough day and hopefully it would bring a smile to their face!

The base card is from a set of printed cards from The Paper Company that I got at Michaels years ago - it was just waiting for me to pull it out today and use it (finally!) I'm trying to go with the Amuse method of keeping it simple so I didn't add any ribbons or framings, buttons or bows!

Stamps: Amuse: cart, & Sushi Set, inside card: SU Brighter Tomorrow
Paper: white: PTI, certainly celery: SU, Printed card - the Paper Company
Ink: Onyx Black versafine, versamark
Accessories: prismacolor marker: oatmeal

Don't you just love this cute little dog sheriff ?!? It's part of a really fun set from The Cats Pajamas.

I made this card for the Caardvarks challenge to make a male "Dude" Birthday Card and I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch. I thought the sketch worked perfectly with the vertical strips looking like prison bars for my sheriff! I stamped his 10 gallon hat on a scrap of white - colored it with my prismacolor markers, cut it out and attached it over the stamped image using foam dimensionals. The stars are up on dimensionals also. I used Spica shimmery gold and silver pens to color the badge, belt buckle and guns. You can see it a little better in this close up.

So that's it from me today - thank you so much for coming by!
Stamps: The Cats Pajamas
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black - SU, Papertrey White
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: star nestability, foam dimensionals, spica silver and gold pens, prismacolor markers: oatmeal, brittany blue, cool gray


~amy~ said...

FUN cards Julia!

LeAnne said...

Hahaha! That first card is a hoot! I love it! The second is cute, too, they both are very clever!

Annie said...

Love the first card. Who would have thought to roll the golf cart over, but it is very appropriate for the challenge and too cute for words! Very simple but memorable. The sheriff is very cute too. Have a great day!

Loretta said...

Oh Julia! The golf cart card made me snort out loud! What a HOOT!!!

Deb said...

very cute and fun!

paylin said...

Hi Julia, you have done a beautiful creation and i like ur layout. Great card. You have a lovely blog.

Enjoy ur day, takecare.

Kristy Vernon said...

I love the first card! My DH loves to golf and I'm sure he feels that way after some of the holes. Nice!

JAR said...

You are SO creative! Holy Cow!!

I tagged you today!

Silke said...

Super fun cards - I love it!!!