This has to be by far my most favorite online expression. I sometimes find myself lol-ing and haha-ing in the same sentence. What can I say? Sometimes it’s just that funny.
Needless to say when I saw this stamp, I knew I had to have it! It has been sitting around my craft supplies for the past month and finally the idea came to me how to display its awesome-ness.
For this card, I stamped the lol in black first and just added on different colors. Using some scrap book paper, I rounded the edges and made it a background. I added a large bling in the corner but looking at it now-it feels a bit out of place.
All in all, I like the happy feeling of the card! And hope it brings you a little laugh!
- Recipe: Scrap booking paper from Scrap booking Supplies, Craft stock from Recollection, Stampin’ Up Classic Ink Spots in Bold Brights, Fiskars Corner 2-in-1 Punch, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Red bling, Stamp from Hampton Art.
“Aruba, Jamica ooo I wanna take ya…”
So this card was made for an upcoming birthday of someone who loves surf, sand, and all things water.
The first challenge I had to tackle was to make the surfboard which turned out a lot harder than I imagined. Next time, I will try using craft foam so that there will be more texture on the card. I found the outline of a surfboard online and just printed it directly onto my yellow/orange paper.
For the surfboard design, I tried several different color combinations (white/yellow, white/green, blue/red) and this one stood out as very bright and bold against the background. I made some free hand squiggles and that became the embellishment at the bottom of the board. The top of the board looked a little naked-so I punched out half of a flower and made it part of the top design. I attached the surfboard using my mini-pop-dots.
Next, I tackled the main background for the card. Using my favorite new sea shell punch, I made a quick border and mounted it on a dark piece of brown card stock. I thought the brown was a very nice contrast to the seashells and is a bit more eye-catching than just seeing the beige on blue. Next, I textured the blue card stock and added white clouds using my die cuts.
For the final touches, I punched out a pair of sandals and some flowers to help fill up the space. A little bling is always a must. lol. Overall, I really like the color combination I used! It’s so easy to want to add a lot of colors but I like keeping it to just 3-4 colors and using it for different items.
Hope you get to catch a wave!
Here’s a card I just made after the post and wanted to **update** The card stock is a darker blue and I opted for a different sentiment! Still looks adorable!
- Recipe: All cardstock from Recollections, Martha Stewart Beach Shell Edge Punch, EK success mini flower punch/sandals, Cuttlebug 2×2 Flower die cut, Studio18 Rhinestone strass in Red, Happy Birthday Stamp from Hampton Art, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Sizzix Tiny Flowers Texturz Plate.