August 2, 2007

Midnight Madness

This is what you end up with when you are up in the middle of the night, can't sleep, and decide you'll create something. I was kind of amused by it, kind of in doubt, and kind of liked it. I cut out my flip-flops from my $1 stamp from Mike's on different colored paper. I also used some Cuttlebugged swirl paper and cut that out in a somewhat unusual shape. Amazing what looks interesting at two in the morning. I added a strip of very bright checked paper. If you look very closely you can see I stamped some faux fiber trim (Hero Arts) on the top and bottom of the card. Of course, I then stamped my letters across the flip-flops.





Don't know if you do this or not, but I have absolutely no problem in unmounting and cutting up my $1 stamps to suit my purposes. Since I like my stamps unmounted in CD cases, it works well. And those Mike's $1 stamps have excellent cling to them (See several posts down).

For this card I cut away the "Take it Easy" from the flip-flop. I like the flip-flop, like the "Take it Easy" but also know I want to be able to use them independently.

Same thing with the bird stamp. What a cute bird! And I've wanted that sentiment for a long time -- but not always next to each other. Oh, I know I could ink up just part of the stamp, but I'm an ink pad kind of girl and for $1 I can afford to cut these stamps up.

I immediately cut the "Party" out of the harlequin pattern. I know I'll have no use for that. But, boy, do I love that harlequin pattern. Excellent size for ATC's.

Like the pregnant woman, but really don't like the sentiment "She's Expecting." So I cut that off. I know I'll get much more use out of it as a congratulations card. And now she fits perfectly in the oval frame stamp I have.

8 comments:

marciad said...

That's adorable. About stamping late, I just got back from our altered art club and here I am checking in. Have some recently purchased HA stamps and it's all I can do not to dive into my tote bag and stamp. Have to finish tonight's project. Know what I want to do, but will have to wait for tomorrow.

Alyssa said...

What a cute flip flop card...love the lettering inside the shoes.

sharon (glitterangel) said...

I love this card, those flip flops are just so sweet!

Sandy said...

You should do more stamping late at night, this came out adorable!!! I'm getting ready to UM all my wood stamps soon, just gotta figure out a storage system for that many cd cases. (Imagine that, thinking about storage beforehand???) Loving the flipflops, though, I might have to make a trip to M's and find one of those stamps.

Leni said...

pretty card, love the flip flops!

dawn said...

love the card. love the idea of cutting them up....

Paula said...

Love what you did with the flip-flops! I have all those stamps, but have not looked at them as creatively as you have done.

Karen said...

Love the design and colors of this card. The embossed swirls just pop!