Saturday, January 26, 2008

Magician? No, just an experimenting Rubbah-Stamper!

Okay, so the other day, a friend an I were piddling around in my stamp room and we thought to ourselves... "let's try something new." Of course, we went to one of our most valued and used sources of inspiration - Splitcoast- and started looking through the tutorials to see what we could "conjure" up... I came across instructions for a magic card and I've always wanted to try one, so I suggested we try it. Much to my friends chagrin, we dove in with both hands (seemingly tied behind our backs once we got started).



I made two of these and my friend made two using the Rubberstampabella stamp set. They really came out great and we WOWed our husbands for once... My husband actually showed interest in something I made with my stamps & paper! He said "Who do you think you are, a doggone HOUDINI STAMPER?" (He uses the "houdini" line quite often when he's amazed at something... long story.)
Have you ever seen the commercial on TV for the Tide To Go Bleach Pen where the drill sgt is inspecting his company and he sees that one of his soldiers had a ketchup stain on his white shirt... anyway, the other soldiers pass a Tide To Go pen down the line and the spot "magically" disappears after the "dirty" soldier applies it to his stain... When the drill sgt looks again, he jumps back and yells "What they do, send me a doggone HOUDINI?" (You can watch it by clicking this link!)
Nonetheless, I was amazed that we got through the whole tutorial without ripping our cards in half and giving up... it was not an easy task, but now, I can say... I tried. (I am sticking to my New Year's Resolution.) I am quite pleased with the results, but I think it will be a while before I try that one again.
Have you tried to make a "magic" card like this? If so, did you feel like you conquered the world when you FINALLY finished it? Or, did you whiz through it like it was a direct to paper technique?
Thanks for popping in on me... and to my SBS10 sistahs... I'm still looking for your emerging color challenge cards! Can't wait to see what you've done! :)

UPDATE: CHECK OUT MY EMERGING COLOR POST BELOW TO SEE THE ARTWORK DONE BY THOSE SISTAHS WHO HAVE TAKEN UP THE CHALLENGE!

11 comments:

Rochelle W said...

Aren't these cool? I have made a few and the first one was so frustrating. But I loved the result so much that I had to make more.
Rochelle (SBS10)

Gina Juliet said...

I love these!! I do think That I might try them soon. Any way my one year is comming up!! I started stamping right around mothers day last year. So I might make myself a magic one year card!! P.s. Somehow when I first started my webpage your mom found it. I thought I reconized the name from the person that left the comment.

Chris said...

this looks great!!! are the trees an SU! stamp?...cuz it sorta looks like my tree stamp from SU! [maybe i should get off my butt and walk over to the drawer and look...LOL]. i like this card alot, i would probably try this over the emerging color challenge...latisha said she didn't like the one she made...we are getting more snow today...maybe i should pay more attention to the weather, cuz i had NO ideathis was coming!!!

My Paper World said...

Wow! it looks great! and thanks for sharing the ad clip too, just had to watch it!

Debbie Yates said...

Truly magic...I love it an dyes I had trouble too! Must be genetic!
God Bless -

LoKawal said...

Hi Sara,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I tried painting some chipboard last night and it worked! I matched the colours for some papers I am using for my 365 album (check this out... http://scrappingangelsuk.typepad.com/365_days/2007/12/index.html) and I really think it will work. When you paint, do you use the regular acrylic paint? or special scrapbook paint?

Have a great day...love the magic card!

Chrissy said...

Its a beautiful card Sara, I don't think I would have the patience...I like the choice of stamp too :-)

Alyssa Walters said...

Wow! I'm going to have to give this a try...and I am still going to try emergin color...just keep watching!

Happy Monday!
-Alyssa (SBS10)

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this....it's the cutest!!! You are so Amazing with what you Create!!!!<><

Michelle said...

Hey Sara - LOVE IT!!! Made my first magic card last week. Hmmmm. Wasn't going to EVER make another one, but seeing your's makes me want to start again right now. Did load mine onto my blog, but it's not very gorjus! Unlike yours! Hey, Whimsey has an emerging colours card on her blog - it's lovely! Maybe she would like it on here??....
Take care!
Michelle SBS10

JOAN said...

I LOOOVE IT!!! I'm going to try it. How about this is your next challenge???

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