Do you ever find, in your stamp collection, that sentiment stamp that you look at and say, "WHAT am I going to do with you?" Well, I bought Stampin Up's Smarty Pants set ages ago. I really had just about signed off on it as a "what was I thinking?" moment when I ran across it, and decided to challenge myself.
I made this-
I am NEVER one to feel obligated to stick to one stamp set when I'm making something (uh, unless somebody's gifting me the set and asking for samples to show). If the image works, I'm pulling it out! The clouds and the orange sun rays that are peeking out from behind the vellum are from two Papertrey Ink sets, (Up, Up and Away, and Funky Florals) and the birds are from Melanie Meunchinger's Gifts from the Sea set at GinaK Designs.
Doing the clouds was an interesting exercise. The darkest ones are actually done with pink ink, not orange, and after stamping the first row, I just kept going up and up, letting the ink get softer as I went along. I did the same pink with a flower stamp to make the sun's rays. Totally reads orange.
The grass die is from Amuse Studio. That bugger is tough to work with, because it almost always makes a mark on the bottom of the cardstock you're cutting. Putting it through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder fixes that problem! That's a green ribbon, darker than the one in front, separating the layers of grass, btw.
It's pretty hard to see in this photo,but the yellow circle living under the vellum has also been dry embossed, Swiss dots this time, and that little yellow brad holds it all together. Foam adhesive pops it off the surface.
I think it looks like some scene from the Serengeti or something, minus the rhinoceros. Sooooo...for what occasion is this appropriate? And for whom?
Is this suitable as a graduation card? I guess the sentiment could be one of those things you'd shout after someone, before adding, "...and don't let the door hit you in the ass!"
Graduation card, it is!!! ( I promise I WON'T put that on the inside. Wouldn't that make a GREAT stamp, though?)
Now that I think about it, it could be a good card for someone starting a new job, or even, HEY! How about your local doc who's about to do a Doctors Without Borders stint? Or a teacher? Ok, so this is pretty applicable, after all. Cool.
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