Friday, February 16, 2007

{Birthday for an OLD Friend}

Not really. My friend, whose upcoming birthday inspired me to do this card, isn't but a few years older than me (which ain't young, but we aren't ready for the nursing home yet either). We have known each other for over 20 years, so that qualifies as being OLD friends, right?

I suspect that the older I get, the more funny I find these old lady stamps. I mean, if you can't laugh at aging, you're in for a lot of frustration. This stamp's name is Eunice and it's from Art Impressions. The sentiment is also from Art Impressions. Isn't Eunice sassy? She was stamped with black ink and colored in with a combination of Prisma Pencils and Gamsol and my SU! markers. I used some older SU! scrapbook paper (if anyone knows the name of it, I'm be grateful for the name so I can update this post) for the matting and a small piece for her skirt. {Thanks to Lynn for letting me know that this paper's name is "Pickles"-see her comment.}

This is a 5 1/4 X 5 1/4 size card stock in Night of Navy. Eunice is stamped on Whisper White card stock and mounted onto the designer paper with those two pieces being mounted onto a piece of Pixie Pink card stock. To create the background behind Eunice, I used Eclipse paper to create a mask of her and a frame around her, then just sponged ink onto the card stock with Bashful Blue ink.

I'm really trying to use as many things that I have horded for a long time and these flowers are some of those items. I found 3 in various sizes and shapes, but in the same color and mounted those in the corner. The centers of the flowers and the circles at the bottom of the card are what I would call sequins from the February kit from Club Scrap. I adhered them with small glue dots and topped them off with stickles. The sentiment is mounted using Dimensionals for added lift. The four corners on the sentiment are also sequins, mounted in the same manner as the other sequins. The doodles around the perimeter of the card are hand drawn using my Signo Gel Pen. There IS a sentiment on the inside that I didn't picture, but thought it was appropriate so I wanted to share it with you. It says, "Sag, you're it!" I just love that stamp and I got it from River City Rubber Works. That company has the funniest sayings I've ever seen! Check out their's pretty entertaining!

I want to thank you for checking in on my blog, and for all the lovely comments you have left. It is very encouraging for me and we all need some cyber hugs don't we!

Stamps: Eurnice and sentiment by Art Impressions

Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue

Card Stock/Paper: SU! Scrapbook Paper, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pixie Pink

Accessories: Eclipse Masking Tape, Glue Dots, Prima Flowers, Signo Gel Pen, Dimensionals, SU! Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils blended with Gamsol.


Alex said...

OMG this is hilarious, don't suppose you fancy doing a stamped image swap do you, I would love some of these little ladies and the saying that goes with them, I have quite a few bellas if you might interested, I have to make a card for my Nan to give to her sister for the end of the month, this would be perfect!!!

Stamper Gail said...

What, Not just "LADIES OF PERPUTUAL VIRGINITY"??? Yea, I love these old gals too and especially love what you did with Ole Unice! The thing with these stamps is that you can always find something funny to computer generate for the card sentements to fit the occasion. They just work - If you know what I mean.

Heidi said...

This is too funny! I love RCRW! I have several of their stamps! The colors you used are just right and everything fits together nicely! Glad I found your blog!

Peggy Maier said...

Wonderful! I love these ladies & had to have several: Eunice, Flo, Maude, Lavelle, Madge - so funny! Check out the "fronts & backs" too. There are some cute images here as well! You've done a good job with the ol' gal! She'd be proud.

Lynn said...

Hi Lynn,
Found my stash; the SU DSP was called "Pickles". HTH.