Monday, January 29, 2007

I'm Tickled Pink

Isn't this little piggy adorable? I can't resist him. He's one of eight super cute stamps in the Very Punny set in the Sell-A-Bration catalog. The two background papers are in the Winter Mini. I don't usually like to get line art stamps. Mostly because they are just more work. All that coloring in, ya know. I tend to be drawn to the solid stamps and two-step stampin'. I love to just use a few ink pads and voila! So I decided to step away from the comfortable and try out this set. All of the images really are super cute! I made the large scallop with the slit punch and did paper peircing at the top of the card and around the focal image. I tried a little watercoloring under the piggy to "ground" him. I guess I shouldn't have used whisper white paper though. Just a little bit of water and the paper was pilling and breaking down. A better choice would have been watercolor paper or Simmery White. I never seem to think of that ahead of time though. At the bottom of the card I put the sentiment on white paper and punched with the word window punch. Then I added a soft subtle brad for a touch of color and to fill up that extra space. Oh yeah, I also raised the focal image up with dimentionals. So there it is. A cute piggy card. I think I may sample this one a workshops this month. I'm also in the planning stages of a Stamp Camp. Send me a message if you want to make sure you are included on my invite list. Oh...and please leave me a comment now and again. I'm feeling a bit unloved. Poor me. LOL


Jen said...

So cute!! Love the scalloping!!

Jen said...

I'd love it if you linked my blog to yours Michelle!! Thanks for asking!! I've linked yours in mine already!!