Thursday, February 14, 2008

Don't You Wish Your Kid Could Stamp Like Mine?

I mean, look at the valentine he made for his daddy. C'mon, you gotta admit it's pretty good for a 19-month old. He's going to be the next (insert your favorite stamping celebrity here)!
Couple things: when using real red paper, I always stamp backgrounds on it using ruby ink. Real red ink just disappears. The new poly twill ribbon is much softer and flexible than I thought it would be, it's yummy!

Supplies: stamps - Moose You, Short Order alpha paper - real red, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, whisper white ink - ruby red (for background), real red, chocolate chip acc - nestabilities, chocolate poly twill, HPH, dimensionals

And here's the valentine I made hubby:I used Mono Multi for the first time, and remember HOW MUCH I HATE GLUE! It got all over the place even though I tried to use just a tiny bit, so now there's a big ole ugly smudge on it that I almost tore the paper trying to rub off! Anyway, on to some of the details: the heart is from On Board Blossoms and Basics, and I covered it with ruby craft ink and embossed it with several layers of glassy glaze EP. The i and u are also clear embossed with ruby craft ink. I used my SAMJ to line up the words sweet and heart from Bundle of Joy, and embossed that in white. The always is also embossed in white, and piercing rounds it out.

stamps - Short Order alpha, Bundle of Joy, Always
paper - sahara sand, soft sky, wild wasabi, blue bayou, ruby red, whisper white
ink - ruby red craft, versamark
acc - mat pack & piercer, vintage brads, white EP, glassy glaze, chipboard heart

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Valentine's Day!


~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are both great! Love the color combos and the simplicity! I do wish my kid could stamp like that! :) Have a super V-day! :)

Krystie Lee said...

Adorable! The layout for the one from you to your husband is A-maze-ing! Love, love, love them both!

Lisa Carroll said...

WOW! A 19-month old made that card?! That's amazing... what a wonderful job! :D Get 'em while they're young, I walways say, LOL! ;)

I love hubby's card, too. :) You are SO good with those simple yet effective designs!

One thing I keep in mind when working with the Mono Multi... if you have a smudge of glue where you don't want it, just leave it to dry. Strange thing is, once it's dry, it's just as easy to rub off with an adhesive remover as SNAIL is! I don't know if it would've helped in this particular situation, but it certainly has for me in the past! I never - in my wildest dreams - thought I'd be a wet adhesive girl... but I'm a convert. ;) I love my Mono Multi!

Lisa Carroll said...

Sorry for the double post, but I completely forgot to tell you... thank you SO much for the info about stamping on Real Red! That has always frustrated me that you can't see the RR ink on the RR card stock, so I really appreciate the tip! :D Can you tell at all that the ink usn't actually Real Red in real life? Because you certainly can't tell that that's what it is from the photo!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

these are so adorable !!! just love the cool image you used with the first acrd, tfs

Anonymous said...

Wow!! You must be soo proud of that talented mini-stamper of yours! LOL!

LeAnne said...

Smudge or no, this is a cute card! Did you try the adhesive remover on the glue? Maybe that would work!

Kristin Moore said...

Becky, I am so in love with your Valentine card- nothing you could do would make it any better- it is just perfect! can't wait to try my hand at casing it!! I'm in awe- this is just the style I'm always trying to achieve- you are my hero!