Friday, May 16, 2008

Pun Fun!

I have been blessed with some incredible stamping friends. I had lunch with a couple of them today and had a great time visiting, sharing ideas, eating and...yep, you guessed it...stamping! Nancy, Gail & guys are the best (we missed you Cami)! Earlier this week, another friend, Shawn, totally surprised me with an unexpected, just-because little gift...this stamp set, Pun Fun!!!Wow...after I got done doing the happy dance, I got right to work mounting these babies, I couldn't wait to ink 'em up! I decided to mount the sentiments separate from the images, to make the set a bit more versatile. I colored the ewe with Copics (C3, E00 & RV21), used my Sakura quickie pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds & Fine Cosmo Glitter, then cut him out (everything but the legs), restamped the image onto another piece of Whisper White, then popped him up on Dimensionals over the base image. I added some shading around the base image with Copic B41. Here's a close-up of that adorable little ewe holding a glittery heart...
And is the stamp that wiggled it's way into my heart and created the "need" for this set...the skunk! I'm not real big on puns, but come on, "I stink you're sweet", lol : ) .... makes me giggle every single time I think about it! I colored the skunk with Copic N1, N3 & N6, RV17, RV02 & YG06. I used that Sakura quickie glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds & Fine Cosmo Glitter. BTW, I got the glue pen from Eclectic Paperie. I was looking for a glue pen that would get into tiny spots, for fine detail and Joy told me how much she likes this one...and boy was she ever right. It's perfect! The rest of the card ~ I used a trick I learned from Cami and I pressed my silver brads onto a mini glue dot (you basically wrap the glue dot around the top of the brad), then pressed brad into Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to create the two glittery brads on the top corners. I pulled out the 3/16 corner rounder to make the scallops for the bottom edge.

That's all for now. Hope you have a great weekend : ) !

Supplies for the ewe card~ Stamps: Pun Fun Ink: Palette Noir Paper: Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Cutie Pie DP Accessories: 1/4" gg ribbon in Apricot, Celery & Bashful Blue, Green, Glue & Yellow SU brads, 1" & 1 1/4" Circle punches, Paper piercing tool/mat pack, Copic markers, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Sakura quickie glue pen

Supplies for skunk card~ Stamps: Pun Fun Ink: Palette Noir Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Prints Pack Designer Series Paper Accessories: Ticket Corner punch, 3/16" corner rounder punch, Small & Large Oval punches, Word Window Punch, Paper piercing tool/mat pck, Silver brads, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Mini Glue Dots, Silver Eyelet, Kaiser self-adhesive rhinestones, Fine cosmo Glitter, Copics

Happy Stamping : ) !


Mauna said...

Cute cards. I was contemplating order that just make up my mind to :)

Angel W said...

Oh, these are adorable. They are going to make someone very happy when they arrive in the mailbox!!

Giovana said...

Super cute!!!!
God bless

nancy littrell said...

OMG Nancy, what a blast we all had yesterday. Doesn't get much better for GF's than eating, chatting and stamping :-) I was so inspired after seeing your creations I went home and made another Fresh Cuts (SU preview stamp set) card.
BTW, I love your cute little "Pun" cards. I may have to have that set after!
My card is on my SCS gallery...nancy littrell

Can't wait for our next get together :-) Nancy

My lifes inky escape and more said...

I love these cards! You did a fantastic job! This is one my favorite stamp sets :)

Sara in WI said...

I love this set, too! I love your coloring and the DP that you chose for colorway! Thanks for sharing!

Faith said...

You sold me on this set... Thank You!!! What Great Cards!!!


Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful cards Nancy! I love the ewe card and how you did the brads...LOVE how they pop like that!
Your skunk card is adorable too. Thanks for the reminder about the glue dots on the brads, I always use the Essentials glue pad but the dots are way!