Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stinkin' of You

The challenge this week at The Cuttlebug Spot is an inspiration challenge with the theme "Children's Games".  Well, I just wasn't inspired.  Maybe it was because I was feeling so lousy all week, or maybe I just was too determined to come up with something totally different.  Then today I was checking out my friend's blog, Stampwilly Designs (check out her awesome cards) and saw that she had posted a really cute card.  I gave it some more thought but decided not to stress over it.  I took a little nap and woke up with an inspiration.  Not sure if it was April or the nap, but I headed to my craft room.

This last summer I was visiting my parents and they were going through some of the stuff they had saved from our childhood (boy did they save stuff).  My mom handed me this ragged yellow game box and it brought back such memories.  It was our Skunk game.  We played this all the time when we were little.  My family has always loved to play games together and it was a great way to keep six children busy.  Well, I took this home with me to show my girls.  This is the game that came to my mind.  Well, of course, I did not have a skunk stamp (I knew I should have bought that cute little set from The Angel Company).  Then I remembered a cute digital skunk I had from Lost In Paper Scraps.  I quickly printed it and colored it with my tombow markers.  Then to put the card together.

The base card is bright yellow.  I rubbed black ink on one side of my cuttlebug folder and ran some white cardstock through.  It is really dominos but looked like it could be dice.  Then I created my own dice by cutting out white and red squares from square nesties.  Then I used my hole punch to punch out a bunch of dots from chipboard.  I stuck these to the back of my white squares and ran them through my cuttlebug to emboss the dots onto my "dice", three on one and five on the other.  It worked great, so I just ran some black ink over the top.  I layered the white dice onto the red squares, then added some black with white polkadots ribbon, kind of like they do with dice that hang from the rearview mirror in a car.  I cut out my cute little skunk and place him on the front.  I added some yellow silk flowers with red button middles.  Now for the saying - I typed my own.   Might be a good idea for someone to make a stamp like this.  Hope you like my inspiration.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
The Cuttlebug Spot Inspiration Challenge - Children's Games
AiFactory Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Your Passion Challenge 41 - Button Up (Use buttons real or faux)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 148 - Recipe 1,2,3 (1 Bow, 2 Embossings, 3 Colors)
Paper Cutz Challenge #75 - It's Your Choice
Stamp Something Challenge - Cute Somethings


April said...

Really cute! Now I don't know if I want to be associated with a skunk game, Marie!!! No, I did not inspire this one1 LOL! You did a great job on this.

Hugs, April

Joe said...

That is so stinking cute!!!!
Jean T

sorry it says "Joe" at the top. (My son's google account)