I bought the Spec-Tacular single stamp. The stamp is a perfect mixture of modern and retro-cool eyeglass frames. I really, really wanted to use it in a project, but I feel so limited to Father’s Day or cards for masculine nerds. So, I made a challenge for myself – use the Spec-Tacular stamp in a cool and unusual way. Here’s the stamp set:And here’s the card I made:
Tips, Tricks and Reminder:
- Use it in a different way. What do you think of my twist on the phrase “Hello Baby”? 🙂 The photograph doesn’t show this AT ALL, but I shaded the pig’s glasses with a Blender Pen and Basic Gray ink – converting those eyeglasses into cool sunglasses. Totally rad!
- Add some flair. The pig is totally cute! I stamped him a second time and then trimmed out the ears. I attached them here to add a little dimension to the awesome swine. OK – so here’s my question about this pig. When is it appropriate to use a pig on a card? He/she is SO cute, but I have stayed away from him because it always feels like I am either calling the recipient a pig or calling myself a pig. Here’s the thing – if I send you a card with a butterfly on it, I’m not calling you a butterfly. If I send you a card with a sand dollar on it, I’m not saying I’m a sand dollar. Why, then, do I get so reserved with this pig? Am I alone in that? All that said, he’s adorable, and I love him – especially when he’s arrogant and flirty.
- Challenge yourself. I already told you that I challenged myself to use the spectacles. I had a second challenge with this card – I wanted to use some of the paper I don’t normally use, so I turned to Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip. I barely touch those colors, so it’s nice to make them feel as loved as my go-to colors. It’s only fair, right?
Stamps sets: Button Buddies, Sweet Essentials, Spec-Tacular Papers: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Inks: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray Accessories: 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Small Heart punch
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