Shoot, now! I didn't mean literally (you're looking for my typical HORSEY/WESTERN type -o- craftin', but maybe... I SURPRISED YOU! I surprised myself!) I was chompin' at the bit to get something out in time for Kristina Werner's Color Challenge, which mercifully, she extended! Yee Haw! I was hot for those colors and that ADORABLE photo of inspiration! I WANTED to do something westerny... but couldn't get past that great robot toy! THEN, I remembered the Caardvark's challenge for a "shaped" card and YIPEEE! I had myself a good - old - time!
This stamp was still sitting out from my last project... Calling to me... "Elise, don't let Stampin' Up! retire me... Do something WONDERFUL and unexpected with me!" It's from "Certified!" See if you can tell where I used bits and pieces from this hunk of stampy goodness!?!
Then, I remembered THIS OLD CARD that I've been saving since my boy was a wee-baby:
I'm not a "scrap lifter" or a "card borrower" as a rule, but something about a commercially marketed, mass produced card that softens my stance on where I gather inspiration from...
This ratty thing is my sketch and where I "road tested" my ideas. Reminds me of Flat Stanley of the future! Hee Hee
I whipped out the COLUZZLE to make these circular cuts through the body of my robot and then sandwhiched my transparency (new, from S/U!) that had been stamped with WHITE STAZ ON!!! OMG! (It turned out... OK... Not as crisp as I'd hoped but passing: I was, however, stamping on quite the slick surface, so I should be happy it came out as well as it did! Yipes!)
Now I have to tell you...(HEAR THE BRADY BUNCH SONG AND BARE WITH ME:) a little story.... Of the "M a g i c M a t t e r"... that was lonely, spending time all on it's own... Hadn't been used...in MANY years now... and it was all alone.. Then the one day, this crazy scrappin' lady, who'd been keeping and hoarding on her own... She was thankful, she was a pack rat, never parting with a single art materiallllllll. Then the one day, this crazy scrappin' lady: she was making, a funny robot card.. and she recalled this, little item, the one to make and even borrrrrrdderrrrrr.. So she whipped out this handy scrap tool, that so many others had allllll ready purged.. and she celebrated, as she drew nice and even lines.... around her ROBOT card...... Crazy scrappin' lady and MAGIC MATTER.... Crazy scrappin' lady and MAGIC MATTER... a happy FAMILY!!!! (WHOOOOOOOO! All that and NO afternoon shot of caffine on board! Holy Moly!)
He's COMING TO LIFE..... (wish I could think of a funny line from Young Frankenstein....!)! Did you notice my DOTS! Yipee! "Swiss Dots" from CUTTLEBUG! Oooooowww! Do they cast a lovely shadow! Very, very, definitely,very SHADOWY! Lovely, shadow, definitely shadowy dots.
A shot of the "inside view" of the little window! I don't like the "undergarments" showing, so I was pretty pleased with the way this turned out!
Check out his "heart light!" (My ode to "E.T.") I used Stampin' Up's glorious fluffy heart punch and popped it right to the inside of the card for my "peek-a-boo" effect! (Love that punch!)
Supply list (take this a little "salty" I USED A LOT OF STUFF ON THIS CARD! OMG!):
C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Stampin Up! and Inkadinkadoo (cupcake only)
Yellow Glitter - Doodlebug
Transparency - Stampin' Up!
Punches - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!; Staz-On; Versa Fine
Cuttle Bug Embossing Plate (Swiss Dots) and Sizzix Machine
WOW! So, I guess (shhhhhhh!) that's enough for now! Hee Hee If you're still reading at this point: bless you!