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Friday, June 3, 2016

A fun surprise...

The little print reads:
"...and I still want to smack some people."
I recently signed up for one of Sandy Allnock's classes and she sent me a "Customer Appreciation" card and four [!!!] little sets of stamps. How cool is that?!  This is one of the images that I really liked and I immediately linked it with a sentiment from Ginger's House.  Not really a normal "thank you" card - but I wanted her to see one of the stamps as I would use it!  Hope she likes slightly edgy [read snarky] sentiments!  I've left the inside blank for a thankyou note to Sandy.  That front sentiment doesn't really fit a Thank you card - but I think it is perfect for that image!


  • "In the Bag" set from Art Impressions.
  • Sentiment is a freebie from the wonderful Ginger's House!
  • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to give her dimension. Printed 3 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the images.  The layers were both glued in some places & elevated in others with foam tape to achieve the desired dimension.

  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • DP used for the background was a loose sheet in stash.
  • Die Cut used to shape scalloped ovals are from Spellbinders.
  • Duo Glue and gold foil used on her earrings and on her cane handle and tip.
  • Antique gold mesh ribbon from stash.
  • Glossy Accents used  for her pince-nez and to stiffen the fussy cut cane.
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics:
    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Crafting from the Heart #114 – ATG Always
    Incy Wincy Designs – Add Texture [Embossing of image, ribbon]
    Penny's Challenge #280 – ATG
    Inspiration Destination #88 – ATG DT Favorite
    Aud Sentiments #156 – ATG + Sent
    Crafting for all Seasons -#127 – Make it Girly
    Open Minded Crafting - #5- Favorite Technique [Paper Tole]
    Pile it On #109 – Tic-Tac-Toe [Dry Emboss, Rubber Stamp, Die cut] AWARD WINNER
    Oddball Art –Girl!
    Crafty Girls Creations – #20 ATG Always
    Art Impressions - Layers

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. Perfect combo of layout, image and sentiment. Isn't Ginger hilarioius?

    2. Ha ha, this made me laugh, just my kinda humour. A fun card, lovely colouring and dimension too.

    3. Gorgeous colouring, Ginny! And I like how you just used the gal, and not the vaccuum - makes it quite versatile. Thanks for joining our Layer It On Me challenge at Art Impressions!

    4. ☺ love it made me smile first thing in the morning a love the way you have coloured here smashing card and sentiment Ginny x
      My Blog As I do Rodos

    5. LOL!! maybe I should take some of that advice coz that's how I feel :D :D Love the quirky image. Thanks for joining us at Oddball Art, we hope to see you again soon
      Andrea x

    6. Lovely fun project, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

    7. Awesome creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at OMCFC.
      Cathy DT Member

    8. Love the card, Ginny, and your paper tole is wonderful ! I think the sentiment is fabulous. :-D OK, time for a DT hat -- Thanks so much for joining in our "Favorite Technique" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this month and good luck in the draw.
      NanaConnie DT

    9. Fabulous card and that brilliant sentiment so suits the image lol just been to try and find it -no luck
      Carol x

    10. I'm sure she'll be thrilled to see how you used one of the stamps. This is a great image, perfectly colored and I love that sentiment!

    11. Fabulous, fun card. Thank you for joining us at Crafting From the Heart.

    12. Ha-ha - she's awesome! Love the sentiment and design. :)
      Have a great day, Ginny!

    13. WONDERFUL!! Love it!!! Great image
      Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
      Hugs Cicci
      TTCRD DT
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      Through The Craft Room Door

    14. Beautiful card Ginny. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

    15. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons Challenge. Good luck :)
      Hugs, Valentina DT

    16. LOL! I love the In The Bag set and your sentiment is too funny! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Art Impressions!!

    17. I saw this as a favorite at Insp. Dest. and had to check it out. Great job!

    18. this is fabulous! doesn't she have the greatest sentiments over at Ginger's House? I save them every day. :)

      Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes plus a sentiment' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)

    19. A great card which made me laugh! Thanks for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges for our challenge #5 Use your favourite technique. Good luck!
      Kerri OMCFC DT

    20. Oh, I love this card - such fun!
      Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
      Helen x

    21. This made me laugh out loud Ginny! I utterly love that sentiment and image paired up. Utterly inspired hun. Hugs, Wends x

    22. A great card and a lovely design.

      Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge and we hope to see you again in July.

      Helen x


    Thank you so much for your comments!