Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Blow up the Candles!!!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to another fun challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH, this week we want you to join us creating cards with WORD BUBBLES. I'm lucky I have only 2 little word bubble dies.....Yes my friends, only 2!!!!! but they were enough for me and this card I made with one of my favorite stamps from Penny Black called Best of Luck!!, this chickens are just to funny.

I stamped this image onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter, sponged the grass and sky with distress inks, easy peasy, right?  Ok now, the word bubbles were no trouble to die cut but, I had no idea what to write in them, they are small and I didn't have any sentiments small enough to fit or to make sense of this kind of precarious situation this chickens are facing so, I thought and thought and just arrived a the conclusion that I was going to have to really SHOP MY STASH and find some stamp sets with sentiments I could use to write inside the word bubbles something funny and related to the image.
Ok, the words on the big word bubble are stamped with 3 different sets. The word "Blow" is from a  retired Flourishes set called "Pinwheels and Popsicles" the word "Candles" is from a retired SU set called "Whimsical Words", the words "up the" are from a retired SU set called "Up, Up and Away", the word "now" is from a set with very narrow letters that are really hard to stamp but I managed to form the word after a few attempts and the word "Yikes" I wrote it myself, there is nothing else this little baby chicken could actually say.
So, what do you think, eh? when you are in a pickle, and believe me, I was!! this is really a great way to pull out your old sets and combine a few of them to create something really nice. I did a lot of masking but, in the end, it was all so worth it.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

Here I actually used the complete sentiment with the word "Candles", the cake is from another retired SU set called "A Slice of Life".
I hope you join us this week for this fun challenge at Shopping Our Stash, I certainly did just that to be able to put together this fun Birthday card. 
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Stamp sets I used.


Barbara Godden said...

I giggled when I saw this card, it's so funny and adorable, wow so much masking and a fine job you did too. Awesome card.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Barbara, it was a labor of love to find the right words among my sentiments, they had to make sense in relation to this funny image, the expression on the chickens' faces is priceless so I needed something funny for them to say. I also tried to write on them myself with no luck. Glad it made you giggle.

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

This is so fun! Those chickens are adorable and oh so funny! I love the greeting you came up with!

Mimi said...

Hahaha! Yes! You shopped your stash-- is what we love to do! And look at the awesome outcome! Such a cute and professional looking card!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Stacey, I was literally LOL!! as I was masking all of this words, this collection of festive chickens are a riot!!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mimi, after almost going through my entire stash of sentiment images, the ones on this sets were just what I needed.

Chana Harris said...

I love the cute party scene! Great take on the challenge!

Karen D. said...

how fun, cute, happy....giggle...
Well done.

lauren bergold said...

arrgh! only just realized i never commented on the SOS cards on tues... which is a pity b/c they are ALL sooooo awesome!!! (& this is such an amazing example of stamping an entire scene!!!) ♥