Monday, April 2, 2012

Thank You for the Support

Where to go with this post?  The history of women's undergarments?  The evolution of the corset? 

Soooo glad I don't have to wear these contraptions!!  Doesn't matter, you say?  Of  "corset" matters - to the ones who had to wear them.

Okay, poor attempt at humour there, but humour is the theme of this week's Paper Players Challenge #89 - Tickle Your Funnybone.  At first I thought that I didn't have any funny stamps or sentiments, but then I realized that one of my newer sets was perfect for the challenge.  Here is my creation:

I also used the MOJO Monday sketch #235 for the layout.  I love how it turned out.  I was skeptical about being able to create real shabby chic style cards using only Stampin' Up products, but it turned out to be completely possible and so beautiful!  Yay, Stampin' Up!   Here's the MOJO Monday sketch: 

I used Soft Suede cardstock for the base and the large flag, which was embossed using the Stripes embossing folder.  (You can barely see it now, but that's the creating process for you.)  I used a piece of Beau Chateau DSP for the back panel and some River Rock cardstock for the middle panel, edged with some Pretty in Pink punched with the Eyelet Border punch.  I used Very Vanilla edged with Crumb Cake ink using a sponge dauber for the stamp and part of the sentiment and matted it with Baja Breeze cardstock. The stamps are from the Rues des Fleurs stamp set, from the Occasions Mini catalogue. 

The small flag was stamped with another stamp from the same set on River Rock card stock and the end was separated and curled.  I inked the Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon with Crumb Cake ink, misted it with water and scrunched it up, then tied a bow and added it to the paper over top of some leaves die cut using the Little Leaves Sizzlit.  The flowers are made from SU's Paper Daisies and sponged again with Crumb Cake ink! 

And I think the sentiment has just the right amount of humour - not overendowed, and it didn't fall flat either! And I'd better quit while I'm abreast of the situation!


  1. Stunning card! Thank you so much for sharing!
    ~Shawnie B.

  2. Why didn't I see that that was a corset?? - I thought it was a pot of flowers!! You should have given me a swift kick in the shins.....

    1. I would never do that, Jen! It was an easy mistake to make! It's just so much funnier as a corset!

  3. WOW, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the image and this pretty flowers. Love the colors, too.
    - Maria

  4. This does make me laugh....I would be in BIG trouble if I had to wear one of those! LOVELY card, very pretty with the embellishments! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

  5. It's even more beautiful in person! Thanks for bringing it to the team meeting! I love seeing all your creations :)

  6. Beautiful card and take on the sketch! I love your flower cluster. TFS and have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Your card is Beautiful! I just love what you did with this sketch and the colors are Perfect! Thanks for joining us at Paper Players "funnybone challenge"

    Shirley GD


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