Wednesday, July 3, 2013

You're the Bomb/RS#70

Good morning all! It's raining here. Again. Does anyone on the east coast remember what a sunny day looks like? Anyone? My yard looks so much like a jungle from all the rain we've been getting. It's not that it's coming down in buckets, just that it's enough that you can't run the lawn mower or hedge trimmers. Just when you think you can use those, BAM!, more rain! Geesh!

Anyhoo, here is the card I made using Retro Sketches #70:

...the inside:

Here's the sketch I based it off of:

As I was looking at the sentiments on the Paper Smooches set: Slang Gang, "you're the bomb" caught my eye. Then I had the idea to cut out a circle for a bomb. Once I die cut it, I cut a little notch for the top. I pierced a hole close to the edge to run the twine through, but was too close and it ripped. DOH! All was not lost: I 'McGyvered' it (Anyone else watch that show? I loved it! LOL!) with some scotch tape on the back side! Speaking of McGyvering things, see that 'spark' sort of stamp at the end of the wick? That's the 'leaves' from the tomato pin cushion on the Needle Little Love set by Paper Smooches! Cool Beans!! LOL! I used some gold Stickles to color in the spark and the tip of the wick, then used it to hold the wick in place. I used a tiny spot of Glossy Accents to shape the wick how I wanted it to look on the card. After I stamped and embossed the sentiment, I added the main panel to the card base with some 3D foam squares. For the inside, I die cut another circle, using the negative from that, I cut the little top out and taped it from the back side. Stamped Happy Birthday, cut a tiny 'V' in the top where the twine came out from (taped to the back side). Added some more Stickles to the end of the wick. Once everything was dry I adhered to the card. (Wow, I just read back what I typed, and even though it looks like it took forever to make, this card came together pretty quickly! LOL!)

Thanks for hanging in till the end of my wind bag of a post! LOL! Hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Slang Gang, Needle Little Love, Hullabaloo
Ink: Versa Mark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: American Crafts - Color Crush
Card stock: Bazzill Basics
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Small Std. Circle Nestie; Doodlebug twine; Ranger - gold Stickles; Stampendous white EP; heat gun; Glossy Accents


  1. Cute card, now bomb the rain away. I know the feeling we have been getting it in SWO too.

  2. So cool! I love how you used the inside of the card as well.

  3. Eeeek! This is so cool and totally genius! Love how your made your bomb, using the tomato pin cushion for the flash was brilliant, and your McGyvering is just plain awesome! (Yup, I watched it too!). Thank you too for leaving a little comment on my blog - little comment = big huge smile for me!!

  4. SHUT UP! This is too fun & brilliant. The spark? The McGyvering....that is totally a verb. Love it!!!

  5. What a fun card. Awesome take on the sketch.

  6. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that you used the negative space and the die cut as well!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! McGyvering technique-- LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!

    ps... THANK YOU so much for leaving love on the Virtual Smooches blog during the month of June!! I love sharing my videos-- and I love that you enjoy watching them:) THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

  7. You are genius, girl! What a creative and beautiful card design! Love your crafty bomb creation and love the negative cut work on the front! And what a clever wick and spark! Just genius!

  8. love your macgyvered card!!!

    absolute crafty genius going on here :)


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