So… I’ve been loving making these cards. I keep thinking I’m going to stockpile cards so I have a bunch to choose from whenever an occasion comes up, but as soon as I make one I want to give it to someone. I just so happen to go to a church with a huge congregation and every month the “Carillon” (kind of like a newsletter) lists all the congregants’ birthdays for the month. So I decided to start sending them to people in the church. I can do them for other occasions, too, like weddings and funerals. There will always be some occasion to make a card for.
Here are the ones I made today:
I went with this theme specifically for the Drunken Stampers’ challenge this week: Beaches. http://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/place-beach-drunken-stampers-challenge-136/ This “term” their themes are People, Places, and Things, so there are tons of possibilities. I had so much fun with the 3 cards I made for their movie-themed last term. I love the way these ladies think.
Anyway, the “Life’s a beach” is kind of a play on “Life’s a (some other word that begins with ‘b’ and ends with ‘ch’)”. Unintentionally, but perfectly enough, I stamped the “e” upside-down on my first one.
I used a couple stamps from a cheap set that I just got at a local discount store for the “Have a Great Day” and palm tree (with this challenge in mind). It didn’t stamp very well (I guess I know why it was at the discount store) so I went over it a bit with my trusty Sharpies and also added a couple coconuts while I was at it. I used my awesome stamp-press to put down the letters for “Life’s a Beach”. I used Distress Ink for the black, hence the “distressed” look, and combinations of stamp-pads, magic markers, and Bingo daubers for the tree and sun. The sun is one I made recently and am still pretty proud of it. (Here’s my post about that, if you’re interested: https://craftymadre.com/2013/08/08/i-made-a-stamp/)
I’m also going to enter it into Our Creative Corner’s “Words, Words, Words” challenge: http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/words-words-words.html. This will be my second entry for that challenge (they allow a max of 3) and my first entry also had a little mistake in it. I hope they don’t think I mess up everything but if they do, that’s okay, too.