Today is a pretty special day at my house! It is my youngest son’s birthday and wow what a light he is in our lives. This freshly minted 9 year old has a funny little sense of humor. He is just as likely to “shake his tail feathers” to music as he is to show his “skilz” at soccer or rock through some really hard math. It is because of him that I just had to get the new stamp set From the Herd. He loved it more than any stamp set he has seen so of course it came right here! It fits him so well!
Naturally I had to make him a card with it and I think I love the stamp as much as the birthday boy now! Just look at these hilarious little faces. I feel like the image does all the work so I needed a sketch that didn’t distract from it. I keep seeing offset layers and love the look so I went with it for this. I think that little pop of yellow has a big impact, don’t you?! Using my Paper Piercing Tool and the Mat Pack I added the details around the edges. This is another trendy look that I love. The coloring took a little bit of patience but I find it really fun to do. I’m so happy Stampin’ Up keeps adding on extra colors in their Blendabilities line so I can do work like this! The Baker’s Twine bow is the perfect final detail.
As soon as my son opened this, he got a big old grin and laughed. Exactly! That is what making cards is about. Knowing what will make someone smile. I hope this inspires you to pull out a set that makes YOU happy and stamp today.
My dear friend and second level team leader asked me to join her in a Creative Blog Hop Monday group. Lisa Curcio, of Lisa’s Stamp Studio, is such dear person and a talented demonstrator. I’m so proud of her many, many accomplishments but mostly proud to call her friend. So to keep up with the hop rules, I have to answer some questions:
- What are you working on? Today, I’ll be working on some upcoming cards for Freshly Made Sketches. Also working to update my Stamps on the Fly program with fun, new projects.
- How does your work differ from others in your genre? I think I can be called a “clean” stamper. Not always clean and simple (CAS) because some of my clean cards take a long time to make, lol. I find that clean cards require extra attention to detail since every element really matters. Also, balance on the card is important. I try to create things that are special and yet very makable for those who stamp with me!
- Why do you create what you do? I create what I love. I am definitely a seasonal stamper in my color choices and I tend to go in phases on products I am using. Creating make me happy!
- How does your creativity process work? It depends. Mostly, I love working with sketches. This shouldn’t surprise any of you who have followed me. I have a math brain and sketches resonate with me. I can “see” in sketches. As soon as I see one, I know what stamps can be used and the card builds from there. Sometimes though it starts with the image. Like this card. I colored the image first and then built the card around it. I love it when that happens!
Ok…well, I hope you have enjoyed this card and learning a little more about me. I’ll be back on Wednesday with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches and again on Friday with the Fancy Friday monthly hop. I’m so glad you dropped in today. See you soon!
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Stamps: From the Herd; Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay; Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Blendabilities – Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Skin Tones, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Copic Markers (W0, W2); Accessories: Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine, Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Dimensionals