Wednesday, March 30, 2011

pun fun...without the pun

A couple of days ago I found a new blog called Fun to Stamp with Sherri. Sherri has some beautiful card creations, but best of all...her pictures to capture those cards are gorgeous! With one look at one of her cards, I was hooked on her blog and will definitely look forward to more! This week Sherri is challenging her readers to dust off their Pun Fun stamp set and do a little watercoloring, which definitely isn't my strong point (which you will see in the samples below). But you can't get better at something unless you practice at it!

Normally there is a "pun" to go with each image, but I chose to use a different sentiment for each of the cards to give it the look I was going for. If you've been following my blog, you know that I love a clean and simple card, so that is what you will see in the following three cards.


Stamp Set: Pun Fun, On Your Birthday

Paper: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Varsity Blues (retired)

Ink: markers with blender pen (Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, So Saffron), Bashful Blue (sponging around the edges)

Accessories: Dimensionals

Tools: mat pack & piercing tool

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With this particular card, I decided to just outline the image with a blender pen and Basic Gray to give it a softer look.
Stamp Set: Pun Fun, A Little Birthday Cheer (retired)

Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizazz, Tempting Turquoise, Pawsitively Prints II

Ink: markers with blender pen (Poppy Parade, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise), markers - Tempting Turquoise, Poppy Parade for sentiment

Accessories: Dimensionals, 1/4" Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon (retired)

Tools: mat pack & piercing tool, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch

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As the card above, I decided to just outline the image below with a blender pen and Basic Gray to give it a softer look.
Stamp Set: Pun Fun, A Little Birthday Cheer (retired)

Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Pawsitively Prints II

Ink: markers with blender pen (Poppy Parade, Basic Gray), Basic Black (sentiment)

Accessories: Dimensionals, brads

Tools: Scallop Rectangle Clearlits Die



Thanks for stopping by my blog!

{Check out other Pun Fun
creations at Fun to Stamp.}

4 comments :

Paula Stewart said...

These are just adorable!! Love them all.

Sherri said...

These are all so cute Heidi! It looks like you were on a roll. That little hippo has always been one of my favorites in this set. Thanks for playing along. Smiles!

Kelli said...

So...I'm intrigued by these blender pens. I'll have to look them up and see how they work. Do you use classic black ink to stamp the image? I love your cards...I know I say that all of the time, but it's true.

loribelle3 said...

Hi Heidi! I love your projects and love visiting your blog - thanks for the inspiration. I recently received the Stylish Blogger Award and am passing it on to you. Please visit my blog at http://woodsyowlwhimsies.blogspot.com to find out what this means.

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