Thursday, July 16, 2009


This week's The Cat's Pajamas Rubberstamps challenge is hosted by Carole, who challenged us to use this sketch to make a card.

Last week, I used Alma's newest stamp sets to make my card, and I wanted to use the "Happy Camper" set again, but this time I wanted to use the adorable squirrel (my favorite stamp in the set) and use a woodsy theme. Then the card took on a life of its own. I am sure that Alma would never have thought to combine her stamp sets this way!

The squirrel, trees, and some of the grass are from the "Happy Camper" set. The mushrooms and another grass are from the "Spring Fling" set. The "Bang" text is from "It's a Western Thing" set.

I strayed from the sketch a bit, since I made my card a "standard" A2 sized card, instead of making it square.

No squirrels were harmed in making this card. Traumatized, maybe, but not harmed.

Stuff used:
Stamps: The 3 sets described above by The Cat's Pajamas, "Big Pieces" from Stampin' Up and a pencil eraser to make the targets, Papertrey's "Faux Ribbon" to make crosshairs
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar white and Classic Cream; Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip; acetate sheet protector from my stash
Ink: Versafine Onxy Black and Vintage Sepia; Timber Brown Stazon (to stamp on acetate) Stampin Up: various inks from the Earth Elements family and Real Red; Prismacolor Pencils
Other: 1 3/8" circle punch, circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug "Forest Branches" embossing folder, glue dots for adhering the acetate to its frame and the card.


MiniKat said...

LOL! I love this one. So does my hubby. You really *cough* hit the mark with this one. ;-)

*ducks from the flying things being hurled at my head*

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh my GOODNESS, Alice!!! This is so, so, so AWESOME!!! Totally reminds me of that Far Side comic from long ago ('Bummer of a birthmark, Hal...') -- just FABULOUS!

Mary said...

Yes, I saw your "evidence of creativity" when you shared the photographs. Thanks for the apt termininology, I've straightened that on my post. It sounds so much better than "mess" and saying it makes me feel like a artiste with an accent on the final e :-)

Mary said...

The scrapbook paper had two trademarks on it: "Out & About" and "My Mind's Eye." The paper is 'Green Circles Item #OA1002'. I'd have to check out the Basic Grey line you mentioned.

Carol said...

WOW, Alice; what an AWESOME scene you created here! I am really loving all the details! and that crosshair is such a FUN touch and a great take on the skecth! Also liking the enbossing you added; seriously, such a FUN looking card and you got to love the disclaimer! :)

alma said...

Hey Alice! This is a winner! You've won the Swanky Stamper of the Month for August. Send me an email to claim your prize.

Carol said...

oh Alice, a BIG congrats sent your way! this was such a FUNNY card and such a great idea! you definetely are swanky! (TCP lover to another, I manage to get all her new swanky clear sets; and I'm loving them :), enjoy your shopping!)

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

hey alice, i'm writing up my TCPTUES post for in the morning, and i am mentioning you on my blog! i just had to come and take a peek at this swankiness again! it rocks! (and actually squirrel isn't all that bad tasting, so fire away!) sus

Jenny Gropp said...

VERY creative!!! Love the humor! Congrats on being SWANKY!!!