Friday, August 5, 2011

Over the Hill

I'm honored to be guest designing for Hambo Stamps today. When the sweet and talented Libby Hickson emailed asking if I'd be interested, I couldn't type YES fast enough! I mean, have you seen the Hambo Stamps images and sentiments? Clever, funny, irreverant, or just plain silly, they make stamping fun. Consider them a customized insurance policy against taking life too seriously! Check 'em out at their store, Hambo Stamps, or their blog, Talk to the Ham. Thank you, Libby and Monica, for the opportunity!

I picked out the adorable Floating Pig digi image and paired it with a fun sentiment, Over the Hill, to create a birthday card.



The image, a digi, is illustrated with a single balloon. It was easy to add a few more -- after all, forty birthday's worth of balloons would make any pig float. I colored the pig with Copics. The balloons are printed onto patterned paper and trimmed out. The sentiment is split between the card front and the finished inside, which looks like this: 


The tree is die-cut with MFT's Sheltering Tree Die-namics, the grass and clouds (on the front, too) are done with The Cat's Pajamas Cut-Ups dies. I drew the little tombstone, and yes, I'll be sticking with stamping and leaving the illustrating to the pros! The "happy birthday" is from my stash of rub-ons. The flowers ... part of the Floating Pig image:



If you're a Splitcoast Fan Club member and are playing along with Dare to Get Dirty 2011, you'll see this card over there as my sample for a challenge I'm hosting today. The last of the challenges posted today -- Fan Club members have until Monday to complete challenges for a chance to win prizes. DTGD details are HERE. All challenges and chatter threads are posted HERE. Hope to see you on SCS!

Thanks for popping in today!

29 comments:

Carmen said...

This card is just adorable, Amy! I love the floating pig!!

justsomestuffimade said...

What a fun card - great stuff ;)
Your cute illustration detail really adds to the scene!
Rx

Hello From Texas said...

Two thoughts ... Adorable and awesome. Love how beautiful your cards are, and how very clever.
TFS
Carole

Tanya said...

Wow, this is amazing! And that pig is sooo cute! I can't believe that is the inside! Wow, so much work, your card is just fabulous!

Monica Hunter said...

I just love every single detail Amy, from the stitching to the patterns, from the coloring to the dimension! This card belongs in a museum! :)

Thank you SO MUCH for guest designing for Hambo Stamps today!

Nancy Thomas said...

This is one of the most clever and creative cards I've seen in a long time. Beautifully done.

Mariana Grigsby said...
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Mariana Grigsby said...

This is really cute, Amy! I love the amazing details!!! Hugs!

Marisa said...

Too darn cute, Amy :)

Niki Estes said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely adorable!! I love that sentiment! lol

Ravengirl said...

Saw this in the DTGD forum! It's so funny! Love the hand drawn tombstone, good work!

Hey Hey Paula said...

WOW! What an adorable card. I love all the details & the dimension. Good job on the tombstone too.

Oliwiaen said...

How true! {lol} (I mean, the sentiment ;-))
A lovely card too, I love the dimension, the colouring and all - fantastic!

Dina K. said...

Hysterical, Amy! Congrats on the guest spot - Hambo stamps are so fun!

Libby Hickson said...

You've already heard me gush but I'll say it again - love love love your adorable card, Amy!! Every single detail is perfect. Thanks so much for being our Hambo guest today!

Linda Carson said...

What fun, clever & quite delightful! Love it!

Linda L said...

Too clever Amy....must go and check these cheeky stamps out...great work girl!

Pet73 said...

OMG, what a fun card! It's so cute and adorable! Love it!

Timbo said...

Awesome cards Amy! Love your paper piecing and your coloring.

Amy Johnson said...

This card is so cute, fun, and creative! Love the little scenes you created! Great card!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, Amy! This is super cute! Both on the outside and the inside! Must check out your challenge!!!

Denise Marzec said...

This is AAAAAA-DORABLE!! Love everything about it. :)

Marcie S. said...

So darn cute! I just love that flying piggie! Thanks for guest designing for Hambo Stamps today, you did an amazing job!

Karin said...

Never have I seen a card that was just as cute inside as out! Over the top darling! You really rocked the Ham-bone :)

Carol<>< said...

this is just too cute!!! when pigs fly, I will have to remember that one!
great job!
Carol<><

Tammy E. said...

I absolutely adore this card. It is one of my all time favorites! Cute from front to back! Love your work!!

Beverly said...

Super-duper card! Love all of the wonderful details! Thanks for joining us at Hambo!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is TOO Cute, and SO FUN!!

Anne said...

I liked your card, so much that I CASED it .. hope you don't mind you can see it here..