Happy Monday, Stampers ... hope you had a great weekend!
Today's card project was created for the "Everything Old is New Again" challenge. This week's challenge was to create a card using an old background stamp as the predominant image. Oh, and no patterned paper allowed. For all the challenging deets, or to play along, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky right there on the photo.
This card also qualifies for the current Stampin' Royalty Challenge, SR3, to create a one-layer project. For the deets on this challenge, clicky HERE. LeAnne turned me on to the Stampin' Royalty challenge blog and they've had some really fun challenges so far. Check 'em out ... especially you Canadian stampers as all of these gals get inky in beautiful British Columbia.
I created this card using this o-l-d background stamp from Peddler's Pack and a n-e-w sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up's 'Well Scripted' stamp set. This stamp is one of a set of six and is available in SU's new 'Occasions Mini Catalog.'
Using a Post-It note and a rectangular die, I created a mask and applied it to my card base using Safe-Release painter's tape. I stamped my fern backgrounder over the masked card base using dye ink, removed the mask, and stamped my font-a-licious sentiment. Easy-peasy and ready to serve in just 15 Minutes!
For all of the a-mazin' product info, check out the supply list, below.
Soooooooo, this Saturday I was hangin' out at Sheila's, unwillingly participating in another Sheila reorganization project. Don't even get me started ...
Anyway, the mail came and Sheila asked me to get it and throw it on the counter. When I returned, she asked if there was anything 'good' in her mail.
"I didn't look." I answered.
"Why not?" she asked, "I look at yours."
Ohhhh. I did not know that.
So off she goes to see what's 'good.'
"Hey, lookie this! A letter addressed to Ken marked 'Personal.' And there's no return address. Let's open it!"
"Oh, no, not me ... you're on your own here. I'm just an innocent bystander." I said.
"Doesn't this look like a woman's handwriting to you?" she asked, studying the envelope.
"Ummm, well ... I don't know. Maybe. But that's not the point."
"The hell it isn't!" she said and tore the envelope open.
As I watched her speed-read through the letter, her faced turned bright red. And her eyes kinda popped out ... and then that vein in her neck started jumping around.
"That devious, conniving, sneaky, old witch! How dare she!! How DARE she!" Sheila exclaimed, tossing the letter to me.
"I'm still not reading this, Sheila. It's none of my business ... it's even slightly illegal."
"Stuff it, Counselor. Read the last sentence!" she demanded.
Yikes! In mortal fear, I did. And read:
"Dear Sheila: When you've finished reading this letter, please remember to give it to my Ken. And please give my darling grandson a great big hug and a kiss for me. Love, Mom."
Uhhhh, ohhhh, busted ...
Thanks so much for stopping by today ... hope your day is fantastical!
- Card Stock: "Very Vanilla" by Stampin' Up
- Designer Paper: Verboten!
- Stamps: Fern Background Stamp by Peddler's Pack; Sentiment from "Well Scripted" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
- Ink: "Always Artichoke" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up
- Accessories: Twill Tape by Stampin' Up
- Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Rectangular Die; Safe-Release Painter's Tape; Post-It Note
- Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"