OK, so after my post yesterday my sister sent me a message:
Where are the hearts? The uplifting messages of love and joy? Couldn’t
you get some “pretty” stamps this time instead of more creepy, gothic ones?
I decided your followers might not understand if I posted that and think I was stifling your creativity so I’m sending my comment personally instead. But really…I have a challenge for you, and I KNOW you can’t resist a challenge…it is to make a mushy, lovey-dovey, SWEETLY SENTIMENTAL card where the STAMPS actually match the sentiment. So, that means NO gothic Stampotique set on a sweet card. See what you can do with THAT challenge – ha, ha, ha!
OMG! What is she doing to me? SO unfair. But I had to clarify.
Basically, this is OK
but this is not
and I can’t do a cute image then make it creepy by skewering it
Humm. So I had a look and I really, truly, have almost nothing in my stamp collection that I would call “cute” – even that little girl was a gift, a stamped image included when I bought my copics. So I went looking online and found a cute image to use. I coloured it and put it on a card.
I thought the teddy bear was going a little over the top, perhaps inducing just a little bit of gagging in all but the true cute-afficionados, but there was no way to delete it (or, for example, replace it with Nosferatu or a skeleton bear, which would have violated the rules of engagement)
What the heck am I going to do with it, I wonder? My dad just had a hip replacement, so maybe I should have DD sign it and send it to him as a Get Well Card.
Oh, and I must link to the woman on YouTube who did the tutorial on the dotty background. I thought it was very cute. Watch hers – it’s miles better than my own and if you like cute, this is def. something you will want to have a play with.
Ah – I can see you have spotted something interesting hiding behind the card….Well, it would be wrong NOT to share…
Now THAT’s more like it! <tee hee>