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!