Thursday, September 24, 2009

Candy is Dandy!

My card today is one I really really like. Must you ask??? Because it's full of BRIGHT colors!! You know I LOVE my colors... and this card fits the bill perfectly!!
My stamp is from Impression Obsession, "Candy Jars". I saw this initially on Stampers Dream site and when I ordered it was sold out. WHAT??!! If you know me at all, you know I am NOT a patient person when it comes to something I want. So, of course, I headed to Impression Obsessions site and QUICKLY ordered it. Just in case THEY sell out too!! The cool thing about IO is that you can order your stamps mounted or unmounted and as permanent, cling, or clear (most stamps). But I will warn you... be VERY careful when you order. I intended to order the cling stamps and when they arrived, they were unmounted with permanent adhesive on the foam backing. Did I CHECK and realize this BEFORE putting it on my acrylic block... NOOOOO!! Eeeek. I went to pull it off and "OH NO!!". You guessed it... it was stuck. But I worked it slowly and "patiently", ugh, and it finally came off. Needless to say... IO was wonderful about it and said I could return them and they would exchange them for the cling. Thank goodness because I ordered more than just that ONE stamp and have NO plain wooden blocks to mount them on anyway. Check and double check before you order.
I LOVED coloring each piece of candy in this stamp. I must tell you what most caught my eye was the rock candy suckers. While at the Iowa State Fair a month ago my daughter HAD to have one... no problem... they are only $1. So I bought her two. Well, if you look at the design, they have a little wooden ball at the end of their stick. After not even half way thru, she dropped the sucker on the ground and grabbed her 2nd one. Again... not long after she dropped it TOO!! I suddenly realized, she was holding it by the little ball. Ugh. So, back we went for more. Just remember, if you get some for your kids, tell them not to hold it by the ball!! *smile*
After coloring the candy with my Copics, I covered the fruit sticks and gumballs with my Sakura Glaze pen to give them a bit of a shine. For the rock candy suckers I used my Quickie Glue Pen and then covered them with glitter. My daughter was totally in awe of the card and was dreaming of more rock candy. LOL I was going to highlight the glass jars with some blue when I decided since I embossed with my nesties I wanted to just shade the whole image with blue. I got lucky when I went looking for ribbon the other day and found this brightly colored stripped ribbon and it went wonderfully with all the colors.
I think I'll save this for a day when my daughter is being especially "sweet". She will love it! *smile*


craftieodamae said...

gorgeous! So full of life with all those colors! Fantastic!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the card but you have me scared. I am waiting for an order that I placed to them 2 weeks ago and I ordered cling. Yes this is a perfect Tina card with all the colors!

redwasher1 said...

Fantastic!! Looks so real I could just take a bite!! LOL


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