Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge # 99 - Old Stamp

So first I want to say...HAPPY SEPTEMBER! Can't believe it is September already! I remember as a kid time seemed to move so slow, and my parents used to say "No it doesn't". Well, I get that now. Before you know it, we will be saying Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. Well...I will try to focus on today...lol.
Today is Wednesday...which means it is Creative Belli Challenge day. It was so nice to see so many people played along with our last challenge. I hope you will join us again this time. Since we are all about using stuff we have, or haven't touched in forever, today our theme is to use an old stamp. Now...I wasn't sure how old to go with this one...since I do have some stamps that are probably 15 years old now. So, I went and dug through my drawer of "old stamps", and came out with a gumball machine stamp...that I can honestly say I don't think I have EVER used. Next, I reached in again to find something to put inside the gumball machine. So...out came a little Hero Arts Candy Corn stamp that has been collecting dust. I have had the gumball machine for so long, I don't even know who made it. I think I picked it up at a show about 12-15 years ago...lol. So I everything stamped and put together, and I can honestly say...I wasn't happy with it. My mom and my DH really liked it though, and with being so sick this past weekend, I couldn't make it back down to my craft room to try again. I did start another card, but didn't get to finish it, so here is the gumball machine card. So, I stamped the gumball machine, and colored it with markers. For the "filling", I first stamped the part that would be filled with candy onto another piece of white CS. I also stamped it onto some acetate, so it would look like it is colored in glass.
After stamping the candy corn image, using some masking technique to do it, I layered it all together to look like the machine was filled with candy corn. Next, I layered it onto this candy corn PP that I believe was a from a set I bought at the Target $1 spot a while back. Last, I decided to add a Halloween sentiment, which is from a TAC set I have had for about a year. I stamped the sentiment onto some yellowish orange CS, and trimmed it to fit. Everything was layered onto a white CS base. Well, that is all for now. Don't forget to head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge Blog, and check out what the rest of the Belli Girls put together for you to see. AND...we would love for you to play along with us. So...dig into the back of that stamp drawer or shelf, grab out an old stamp, and play along with us. Don't forget to link your project to the bottom of the Creative Belli Challenge 99 post so we can see what you came up with!

11 comments:

jdmommy said...

Jessica, this is such a cute Halloween card! Great job with the old stamps!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh FANTASTIC!!! Love this FUN image! I need to grab some old image too - maybe I will have time to post on Friday??? I feel like I am soooo behind this week! LOL

Ceal said...

Super cute card Jessica!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hi Jessica. What a fun project! I love that you filled the gumball machine with candy corn, too cute! Have a wonderful week chick!

Joan Ervin said...

What an adorable gumball machine stamp and how fun to fill it with the corn candy...perfect for Halloween!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

I think Eric and Mom were right, it is cute. Love the candy corn! Great job. Don't know if I'll get to it, but I'll try to play along with this one.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great card- love that stamp that has been hiding in a drawer- and the candy corn is perfect with it! I enjoy all of the fall and Halloween cards!

Holly said...

How cute!!! I never would have thought to put candy corn in a gumball machine - this is just adorable! I love it!!

joy said...

This just toooo cute! Love your candy corn machine. Thanks for telling us how you did it!

Dani said...

Cute! I love how you used the acetate to make the glass, so fun!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really cute card, Jess! Sorry you've not been feeling well - hope you're on the mend!