Today you will have to bear with my quirky sense of humor a little bit. I made this card at 11pm last night, and my creativity was taking a goofy turn, I think! Do you recognize that image? Take a look at the stamp I used:
Do you see it? It's the bottom part of the tulips, masked off and turned upside down! I was fussy-cutting them out for another card earlier this week, and I thought to myself that they reminded me of French fries. Ha ha! I didn't have a sentiment stamp that went with it, so I hand wrote one. I need to work on my lettering and spacing, but for an 11pm creation, I'll take it! :D
To make this card, I folded a piece of GKD 120lb white cardstock, and used a Post-it to mask off the upper portion of the tulip stamp. I had already cut off the "Love is Kindness" sentiment and mounted that to a separate block... I do that a lot with stamps like this, because I don't always want the sentiment attached. Then I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the "fries" in the corner and stamped them in StazOn Jet Black ink. I also cut out a mask from the sticky part of a post it and covered up the image, then sponged lightly around it with Pool Party ink. I removed the mask and colored in the fries using Real Red and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write markers. I used my fine-tipped black Pitt pen to draw a line across the bottom of the image so that the bottom of the "fry box" looked finished.
For the sentiment, I googled around for a while looking at various fast-food themed cards, and finally settled on this one. I used my best Teacher Handwriting to write it in with the Pitt pen, and the card was done! I need to do more clean and simple cards like this. Once I had the idea figured out, it only took me about 5 minutes!
Hope you enjoyed this project, and that it inspires you to look at your stamps in a new way. It's fun to turn them around in different directions, omit parts of the image, and imagine what other objects you could stamp from them. Have a great Friday!