Saturday, June 5, 2010

Flight of Challenge (Just For Fun #14)

The Friday challenge on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog this week (Color Challenge #14) is Monochromatic - Shades of Any One Color. Of course the NWFlamingo chose PINK! The inside background stamp is from Just For Fun and I thought highlighted the dots on the plastic frame. The flamingo is a Viva Las Vegas Stamps stamp. The little plastic frame item that forms the flap on the card front is from Heidi Grace.
The purse is make from a piece of wide light pink ribbon, with a narrower, darker pink ribbon for the band. The purse kind of poofs out at the bottom like a real handbag because I put a pleat in the bottom. It looks flat because I had to use the scanner as the camera just wasn't able to handle all the dimension. I left the card blank for a future use.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Flight of Challenge (Just For Fun #13))

Well gee whiz...who knew Just For Fun Stamps had themselves a blog with challenges and a Design Team and everything good like that? Just For Fun used to come out to the west coast for stamp conventions, at least I remember them for many years at Puyallup. They always had one of my favorite make and takes at the show. They also used to have a "club" with directions for a project online that they would post and give you a discount if you ordered the stamps for that project. Once in a great while I will get an e-mail announcing an on-line sale. I thought maybe they had disappeared but an e-mail came announcing their blog. Seems it has been going on since February. As I said, who knew?

This week the challenge is to use orange, black and white in a card. Being a proud Oregon State University graduate I couldn't pass up an opportunity to use orange and black! The card was cut from Worldwin Doublemates paper using a Sizzix XL Bigz die. The stamp I used on the front of the card is one of the last ones I remember ordering from Just For Fun.
The viewers are stamped on white with black pigment ink and embossed with black embossing powder. The words(outside and inside) I typed on the computer and cut out. Inside the stamps on the pop-up are from G-rated Rubber stamps (another great company that seems to have disappeared, at least from the stamp show circut). I used an orange Sharpie to color in the Happy Birthday, an orange Sakura glaze pen on the streamers and stars in the letter backgrounds and a black Copic marker on the borders. The piece was scalloped using a Stampin'Up scallop border punch. The glasses were cut on my Cricut(Paisley cartridge) as well as the 3 and D (Lyrical Letters cartridge). I had some red and blue plastic film from florist bouquets to complete the 3D glasses authentic look.

Maybe with the blog "popping up" this will signal a bunch of new Just For Fun stamps and with any luck we will see them back on the west coast at the Heirloom Puyallup Stamp Show where this year there seemed to be a lot more buyers than vendors.