Thursday, March 29, 2018

You Take the Cake

I love puns and snarky sayings so when I saw this sentiment in the Lawn Fawn "Some Bunny" set, I knew I had to use it.  I scored a few paper pads at Tuesday Morning and one of them had the perfect background paper!  I made this card in record time, and all the components were meant to be together.



What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Lawn Fawn Some Bunny Stamp Set, #LF1587
Lawn Fawn Some Bunny Die Set, #LF1588
Zig Clean Color Markers
Tutti Crafts Cross Stitched Nested Rectangles, #TUTTI-410
Authentique Paper Pad, 12" x 12", Jubilee, #JUB010
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Very Old Corner Punch
MISTI

I have to tell you, when I went to look up the paper pad to link it, I went by the name and item number on the pad.  I purchased this pad at Tuesday Morning, but saw nothing wrong with it - well NOW I see - it's named wrong! My pad says IMAGINE, and when I looked at the pads none of the paper matched. And I always check in more than one place, and they were ALL wrong! I thought perhaps they pulled a DCWV, named a pad the same, but put entirely different papers in it, but just to be absolutely sure, I scanned the available products and there it was! Right papers, wrong name.  Even the cover art and font they used is the same as the Jubilee pad - it's just the wrong name! LOL OK, I hope you got a chuckle out of that, I did! On with the card!

Once I stamped all the cakes I wanted, I colored them using the Clean Color Markers and cut them out.  I set them aside to put on the card later.  Then I wrestled with the sentiment for a long time - I just couldn't get it lined up properly, even using my MISTI.  It was too long for what I wanted to do with it, so I split it apart, making it two lines instead of one long line {not literally, I didn't cut that stamp - that would have been easier!} so I had to get the 2 lines without stamping the whole thing on my paper.  I kept getting ghost images of the part of the line I didn't want.  To combat this I came up with an easy solution; I inked the whole sentiment, then put a sticky note over the part I didn't want to stamp, stamped that, cleaned the stamp off completely {that stops the ghosting}, then repeated the process with the other half of the sentiment.  I did discover that you don't want to ink your stamp after you have positioned the sticky note as you will get a big ink blob from the sticky note you used to cover the stamp.  I hope that makes sense! It took me entirely too long to figure it out and, even after I did, I still had to stamp the words about 3,423,546,597 times {OK, maybe only 780 more times - it felt like 3 million!}.  But I'm pleased with the outcome; it's exactly what I wanted.

I then cut the sentiment out with the cross stitched rectangle.  I used an ancient {I'm not even going to guess} corner punch on the patterned paper, attached that to my card, and put it under the tile on my desk to dry thoroughly.  The tile
Another Look
is awesome, it's 12" x 12" and it definitely helps to ensure that the elements on my card aren't going anywhere.  It also flattens warped watercolor paper and I heat emboss on it all the time.  The local big box hardware stores have plenty of these tiles, so when you go to get some to alcohol ink, be sure to grab one of the big ones.  You will wonder how you lived without it!


So, my background is dry, I glue my little carrot cakes to the card, and one on the sentiment cut out {just to add to the cuteness factor} and I'm done.  I appreciate you reading this entire post, and as a reward I'll let you in on a secret.  I've been collecting items to put in my giveaway {and if you saw the haul from the last one you'd WANT to be in on this!} and in order to qualify you will need to comment on the giveaway post & be a follower.  Why not do that now so when I announce the giveaway you will get notified? Anyhow, thank you for stopping by and reading all this - I truly do appreciate {and read} every single comment you leave me.  Hugs! Christi {now I'm starving for some carrot cake, how about you?}

I'm Entering my "You Take the Cake" card in the Following Challenges:
Calling All Sistahs - CAS11, Always Encouragement Card, Insp. Colors Below
Scrapy Land - #68, Anything Goes w/ Dies They Carry
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers with Dies - M, Anything Goes {entry 2}
Just For Fun - M, Use a Die Cut
Simon Says Stamp special National Craft Month Giveaway 




8 comments:

  1. This is so cute and fun for Easter. I love the paper. How funny that it was named wrong! Every once in a while I get to Tuesday morning to see what they have. Maybe I should go soon. Thanks for playing in Just for Fun’s Add a Die cut challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

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  2. I love it! Love how you tell us about the paper pads-so funny! Adore you used our colours so well and those popped up cakes look yummy and ready to eat! This card would cheer anyone's day. Fab to see you at Calling All Sistahs and we hope you join us again-a new challenge starts on the 18th of each month-tell your friends!

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  3. This card is so cute with lovely colors.

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  4. Super cute!
    Thank you for joining Scrapy Land challenge.
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  5. What a perfect card for Easter! My mom always makes carrot cake for Easter Sunday lunch...it's my favorite! Thank you for sharing this with us at JFF Rubber Stamps! Wendy DT Coordinator

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  6. Love your card, so fun !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  7. Such a fun and playful card! Thanks for joining the Calling All Sistahs encouragement challenge. I hope you'll play along with our new one starting on the 18th!

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