April 19, 2007

Coming to the show?

I am fast becoming addicted to Sideshow stamps! I like the 'uniqueness' of their images, and how eclectic their stuff really is. I have purchased everything from retro, to cute, to artsy from them. (I promise I'm NOT affiliated *chuckle* just a happy customer!)
Here are three cards I made up last night. Actually, all three have been in various stages of completion for many days now, but I got a chance to finish them up last night!
The flower image is from Sideshow, the sentiment is from Papertrey, and the PP is Basic Grey. Square pink brads are MM, green card base is SU, grey CS is Bazzill. I stamped the flowers in flower image with a pale grey ink onto the BG paper to tie it in with the flower accents on top. For those, I stamped onto pale yellow vellum with chalk ink, clear embossed them, and used a Galaxy white marker to color on the back. I punched out circles of inked CS and applied Crystal effects and glitter to make the centers. After cutting them out, they curled on their own and I pop dotted them onto the card front. A very simple card as far as LO goes.

I had a small piggy bank JUST like this stamped one when I was little. Only it was white with pinkish flowers on it. I made a few different versions of this card using the pink color but they just didn't look "right" to me, so this one ended up being the final draft.

I based this color combo off the SU ribbon originals I had and went from there. I stamped the retro sparkle star with three colors of chalk ink (that matched the ribbon exactly) randomly onto white CS. I then stamped the piggy bank in black and colored it in by sponging yellow ink on it and using small grey blending stumps to pick up ink and color in the flowers and leaves. I then used my french grey prismacolor pencils to added highlights and shading.
I matted it with a giga scalloped circle punch, then pierced holes and ringed them with white gel pen. Ran a piece of kraft CS through a cuttelbug folder, added some more ribbon from SU and I was done!

This masculine card is based on a sketch at Julee's blog. I had stamped both the "frightened man" and the sentiment a week ago, and had chosen some PP from Chatterbox to make this card, but it just wasn't coming together until I saw the sketch Julee posted, and then it worked! This card is late for it's destination. Inside it says, "I hope your job interview goes just as well!" and I made it for a male friend of mine who was interviewing for a new job. The sentiment (I think) came from a bin of UM rubber at a stamp convention I went to in Vegas last April at the Carmen's Veranda booth, but she's no longer online and I can't link to her stuff. I have a bunch of funny sayings from that company and was sad to see that they went out of business. PP is Chatterbox, CS is SU, ribbon is unknown, and ink is Ranger archival.


Mary said...

I like the flowers!

Shadowcatcher said...

These cards are all really cool. I just checked out Sideshow Stamps and think I'm gonna have to buy some. They're FAB! I love that piggy bank, and the frightened man card works really great with the sketch.