Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, January 19, 2007

So Very Punny

I had lots of fun yesterday stamping with the Very Punny set. It's so cute! I wanted to share with you how I mounted mine. Each stamp has an image with a "punny" saying under it. For me, I thought the set would be more versatile if the saying was cut and mounted separately on the same block. I carefully used my rubber cutting scissors to trim the words off and I mounted them on the side of each wood block. This way if I want to quickly stamp a bunch of cows or frogs, but do not want the words, I don't have to use markers or a masking technique to eliminate them. It also enables me to quickly stamp the words in a different color than the main image. It took a little extra time and care, but I'm glad I mounted them this way. That is what is good about mounting your own can custom mount them to best suit your needs.

On my "Best Fishes" card I used the Seeing Spots Classy Brass embossing template to dry emboss the background to create the bubbles and the scalloped border. I also used the new smaller tag punch which is sized perfectly to work with this set.

On the "Hoppy for you" card, I used the Spot On jumbo wheel to create the background. To keep the circle theme going, I punched the frogs out and matted them using the 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" circle punches. The little tag is kind of hard to see in my photo, but it reads Hoppy for you.

I think my favorite card I've made with this set so far is the "Like no udder"cow card. I saw a similar card on the Splitcoast Stampers website, so it really isn't like no udder, but I changed it up a bit to make it my own. Mounting the words separate from the image sure made stamping the background on this one a lot easier. I used the 2 tag punches to create the 1st two layers of my tag, then cut the largest one myself just trimming around the pink one for a guide. I did a little faux stitching around the edges using my paper piercing template and white gel pen. The black and white gingham ribbon finishes off the card nicely.
The last card I want to share uses three of the new SAB sets. The background was created using the cute little circle background from Delight in Life stamped in white and the swirl of the lolly pop from Very Punny stamped in Pixie Pink. The words are from the So Very set. I embossed the words so very and the lolly in the center of the "O" with white embossing powder. The "O" is attached using a pop dot. The lolly pop image was water colored and then I applied Crystal Effects over the top to make it shiny like a real lolly pop.
I think the Very Punny set is So Very...cute! Don't you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love these! Can't wait to get these SAB sets. As always they are so adorable.