Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Little Humor and Exciting Happy Mail!!!

Today I'm sharing a humorous card I made. I really enjoy making humorous cards. There isn't a whole lot to tell about this card. The green background was made with the scoring blade on my Fiskar cutter back before I had a Scor Pal. The main image is cut out and adhered to the card to give it a bit of depth.


Below is a close up view, so that you can read the sentiment. :) The glass and the lady's ring have Crystal Lacquer on them.



Supplies:

Stamps: Palm Tree - My Paper Moon; Lady - Art Impressions; Sentiment- unknown

Ink: Jet Black StazOn; Deep Turquoise Nick Bantock

Accessories: Tombow Markers; Crystal Lacquer; Ribbon



I received some very exciting happy mail all the way from Indonesia. It was my blog candy that I won from Dina at Mama Dini's Stamperia!!! If you have never visited Dina's blog, you need to start now. Dina is a very talented artist and I learn so much from following her blog. She's very generous about sharing her knowledge and her blog candy too. :) Dina and her family are missionaries in Indonesia. I really enjoy hearing bits and pieces about their life there.



Below is a card that Dina made with the main image from the set of stamps that I won. Dina designed this image for Firecracker Designs by Pamela. I was just as thrilled to win one of Dina's awesome cards as I was to win the stamp set. There's nothing like having a piece of artwork from a stamp artist you really admire.


Below is a printed paper showing the sheet of stamps I won from Dina. You can see a glimpse of the sheet of rubber underneath the paper. It's deeply etched, great quality rubber. Isn't it a wonderful sheet of stamps for making cards for our soldiers and their families? I'm looking forward to working with these stamps and hopefully being a blessing to some members of our military. Thanks so very much for the fabulous blog candy, Dina.






These are a few of the Indonesian postage stamps that were on my package from Dina. Aren't they beautiful? The top stamp had a little leg punched out and sticking up from the middle of the stamp. My first thought was that one of Dina's kids must have used a punch on her postage stamps. :) Then as I looked closer I realized that these are soccer theme stamps and every single stamp is made with a peel off soccer player in the center of the stamp. There are four different backgrounds and each one has a soccer player in a diffferent pose to peel out of the center. I peeled the player out of the top stamp, so that you can see what I mean. If you look closely at the bottom stamp you can see the outline of the soccer player. These are so unique. They make our U.S. collectable stamps look tame.






Blessings

  • Mark was able to get a $22 box of medication for $10
  • Phone visits with my mom and sister
  • Caring friends
  • My blog candy


Have a terrific day!!!

Inky hugs!

Shelly






3 comments:

Danni said...

Love your card, so fun! and how exciting to win blog candy!! Fun!

kdsmalley said...

Love your card. Excellent work.
And that blog candy is great. You will definitely enjoy that one.

susan55040 said...

Great work. You did a great job.

Congratulations on your win