Viva Las VegasStamps blog. I decided to play along. The prompt was the color orange, and summer and girls and well, pretty much anything goes. So I designed the above card using three different VLVS stamps:
and the quote.
I stamped the images and quote using StaZon Jet Black Ink on glossy white cardstock. Then I colored in the images with water-based markers and sponged around the edges with an orange-y water-based ink. Just to add some bling - because that's how I roll - I "colored in" the diving woman's top with yellow Stickles.
It should be noted that I have been a huge fan of Viva Las VegasStamps practically since the day I began stamping. They offer tens of thousands of different stamps. Really. They cater to every rubber stamp need you can imagine, including my own penchant for sarcastic and whimsical stuff. They also have a great variety of naughty stamps - as naughty as you can think it. I'm a fan of that, too. Go figure.
In 2006, a couple of years after I'd fallen headlong into the addictive world of rubber stamps, I was fortunate to meet up with a group of friends for a rubber stamp convention in Las Vegas. One afternoon, we ditched the convention and made the trip to the VLVS store. I am not joking at all when I say that the place is a stamper's wonderland. My friends and I happily fell down that rabbit hole and whiled away that entire afternoon looking at rubber stamps. It goes on record as one of the top ten afternoons of my life and it's probably why I can't use a VLVS stamp without breaking into a somewhat enigmatic grin.
After all, I'm trying to not take this non-permanent life so seriously. Rubber stamps help.