Welcome to Skipping Stones Design’s Blog Design Team Blog Hop!! I’m so glad to “see” you here today! Today we are celebrating the release of two new stamp sets, Holy Carp and Home of the Brave. If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived from Jen del Muro’s blog.
Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means the Design Team is showcasing another great creation from Jen del Muro. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD025 if you are uploading to any online galleries or link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We LOVE having guest designers so come on and participate… you never know when you might be asked to play…
Today we have a SUPER DUPER FUN sketch from Jen del Muro. I’ve been excited to play with this sketch since we got the sketches last month. I just needed the “right” stamp set and boy did I get the right set with this month’s releases! When I opened my envelope of treasures I was so stoked to find the Holy Carp set. Now if you will please excuse the potty humor…
Who could resist playing with and blogging about a stamp set called Holy Carp right after a toilet paper technique tutorial?”
LOLOLOL… Ok… ‘nuff with that. Just keep stamping, just keep stamping…
Here’s today’s fabulous sketch.
I pretty much followed the rules today and stuck to the sketch… EXCEPT…
I had to jiggle the sketch so that the “star” scooted over to the other side of the card cuz it just wasn’t cooperating with the image and embellishments I was using. (But I think you’ll still like the card… keep reading…)
Here’s my card:
I just HAD to move the “star” accent over to the side because it kept interfering with that really cool boat and I would have had to make a GINORMOUS card to make it fit over there… as it is this card is 5 x 5.5”
Here’s the inside:
So anyway… this set was so fun to play with… I have just the person in mind to receive it a little later this summer… My dad is turning 60 and he’s loved fishing for many years.. I think he’ll get a kick out of the card. :)
Here are a couple detail shots:
This card needed some bling and sparkle, but since it’s for someone of the dude variety I had to keep the sparkly bling in check… HOWEVER, that being said, I couldn’t resist blinging up that big ol’ cheeser… It sparkles nicely in “real life”…
TIP: Hey – did you know if your die cut for matting an image is a little too big and you don’t have an “in between size” you can zip it through your Cuttlebug and the embossing will slightly “shrink” up your mat… voila! Now it fits mo bettah!
Stamps – Skipping Stones Design’s Holy Carp
Inks – CTMH Black & Desert Sand
Papers – Misc from my scrap stash, Kraft CS, Gina K White CS
Miscellaneous – Cuttlebug and folder, Spellbinders dies, misc brads (inked with brown Stazon), misc ribbon, jewelry tag, AC Foam Tabs, watercolor pencils (SU & CTMH), odorless mineral spirits & paper stick, Sakura clear glitter pen, ATG adhesive.
Your next stop is the awesome Kandi Phillips… go on… swim on over and leave her some love!
PS… Coming up later this week here at Inky Smiles I will be posting about a new round of Scrap My Scraps for June for 6 players! Stay tuned!
Blog Hop Order (just in case):
Skipping Stones Design http://skippingstonesdesign.com
Jen del Muro http://iheart2stamp.com
Erin Grotegut http://www.inkysmiles.blogspot.com
Kandi Phillips http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com
Deb Felts http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com
Peggy Russell http://beautifulgreetings.blogspot.com
Michelle Giraud http://twisted-chick.blogspot.com
Jennifer Ingle http://justjingle.blogspot.com
Amanda Sewell http://www.inkspirations.blogspot.com
Angela Thomas http://sparkleandbling.blogspot.com