Thursday, June 11, 2009

Viva Las Vegas!!!

Had a bit of a rough day today. There was some confusion and I was quite upset. It all
eventually worked itself out, but I am the type of person that needs a bit of time to relax once I've gotten all worked up. After cuddling with my DH and a phone call home to mom I headed into my scrapin' room knowing I would get lost in a creation. So here it is Las Vegas inspired. I recently was flipping through a scrapbooking magazine and came across someone who used an actual 4 of spades playing card to create a cute tag. This person added a U so the tag said 4U. It made me remember that I have a set of suit stamps, which I have had for over a year now, and haven't used. So I thought I would pull them out and see if I could mimic the 4U playing card idea. I decided to also use the stamps to create my own custom DSP. And lucky enough I still had some scrap paper left over with the suit elements on them. I can't remember the name of the company who made the DSP, but I purchased it at Micheal's over a year ago to make my DH's birthday card a couple years ago. I also decided to follow the sketch challenge from Splicoaststampers this week. I am actually quite pleased with the way it came out. I am sometimes hesitant to you $1 stamps, as they don't always stamp clearly, but the suits look great. And yes the stamps in this set came from Micheal's $1 bin.
I didn't have the size 4 stamp that I wanted, and when I originally drew it with a marker it seemed to ruin the design. So I decided to use the tiny 4 from PTI simple alphabet set. The mini heart comes from SU Mark the Date stamp set. The U is just a sticky letter I had in my stach. I would have liked a Chipborad letter, but I only have lime green and hot pink chipboard letters, and the thought of trying to cover up the letter with paper just didn't appeal to me.
Here is a card I made for my DH's birthday a few years back. This idea is borrowed from someone off of Splitcoaststampers. I honestly forget who as it's been a year or so since I made it. Thank you to whoever it was. My DH likes to gamble ever now and again. Whenever he is in a town that has a casino he go in a plays $100. So I thought this was perfect. I used the Cherries from SU's Tart & Tany set. As you can see the card shows a jackpot. Inside the sentiment reads "Hope your day is filled with luck and surprises." As you will notice this card uses the same DSP as the last one.

4U Ingredients:
Stamps: G Studio, PTI Simple Alphabet (4); SU Mark the Date (heart)
Paper: SU Real Red, SU Basic Black; SU Whisper White; DSP (from Micheal's)
Ink: SU Real Red, SU Basic Black
Accessories: U sticker

Jackpot Ingredients:
Stamps: SU Tart & Tangy
Paper: SU Real Red, SU Basic Black; SU Whisper White; DSP (from Micheal's)
Ink: SU Real Red; SU Certainly Celery
Acessories: black marker, grey marker; brads, pop dots

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