Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday & Blog Hop : SSD025 – Holy Carp!

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!

Creative Supplies:
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!

Inky Smiles!

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
Jen del Muro
Erin Grotegut
Kandi Phillips
Deb Felts
Peggy Russell
Michelle Giraud
Angela Thomas


Jeanne said...

This is FABULOUS, Erin! I went right along with your thinking at the beginning of your post and that big ole grin on that image does, too!

What a fun card and I'm sure your dad is gonna love it! T-riffic card!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

He just looks up to no good! Lovely card.

Debbie C. said...

What a great card for your dad. I love the textured papers you used and how you put the worm hanging from the inside sentiment.

Deb said...

Hahaha! LOVE it! What a great tip too! Thanks for sharing this FUN card!

Brittney Aldous said...

I love how you put bling on his teeth - awesome card!

skippy stamps said...

I LOVE what you did to his big ole cheeser!!! Amazing card as always!

Rufus said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!

Barb Turpin said...

I love the little worm on the hook on the inside of the card - DH is an avid fisherman, this one is gonna be a must have!

kathy s said...

what a cute card and this stamp set looks fab - love the sentiments on this set- your dad will love it and love the Bling. would still love to play the scrap my scraps challenge too when it comes up.

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Absolutely LOVE this card!! So fun!!

Stampin_melissa said...

Wonderful card, thanks for the matting tip!

Jingle said...

SUPER cute card! Thanks for the tip on the embossing, too!

CraftyRia said...

Holy Carp that is a cute card! Hahahaha. Love it.

sammi said...

Cute card! Love how you put the "bait" inside! LOL