Tuesday, June 24, 2008

All Over the World...People Skate and Stamp!

I was doing my normal blog surfing the other day, and at Nicole Cooke's blog, Stampin' Library Girl, she announced that she is the latest member of a new stamp company based in NORWAY. Yes, you read it right. You may not be aware of this, but rubber stamping is an international hobby, and this new company is called Scrapmagasinet. If you follow the link, you can see the very cute images this gal has come up with and even convert the price into dollars, should you be struck with the urge to buy.

Well, I commented to Nicole that these would make great teen guy cards, and, lo and behold, what showed up in my mailbox a week later, but some stamped images! Thanks, girl! You're so generous!

As you can tell, there's lots of white space to color in, and yet I wanted to try something different with this. Paper piecing is a fun technique that usually involves stamping an image on different pieces of paper, cutting out the parts you want from each, and piecing them together! Well, I didn't have the original stamp, but I do have a light table. So I took the image and traced the parts I wanted to piece onto the DP (SU!'s Jersey Shore), and went from there.

I pulled all the colors from the DP into the card's design, and I'm not going to put a sentiment on it yet, since I don't know who I'll use it for, and what the occasion will be. If you have any suggestions for a sentiment, I'd love to hear it! Something to do with "hang time" was all I could come up with--I'm not too hip to skater lingo!

Thanks for your comments...I really do read them all and am encouraged by your feedback.


Nicole said...

Shut up!
This is fabulous! and your color scheme is perfect. I can't believe what you achieved with the light table - faux paper piecing? ;D
Wonderful card! I'm going to forward your post to Lisbet so she can see.

sandra said...

that's a very different card from the ones you usually make and I like it. putting together the different papers was a very good touch.

Dani said...

Cute! For a sentiment, what about "Wanna hang out?" or "Hang in there!" :)

Lydia said...

WHOA - I love this!!! And the scandinavians are on a roll - the Swedish girls are rocking the Doodle Factory images lately - I love how playful their cards are.

I don't like it when you take a computer break I'm not gonna lie! :)