Happy Wednesday! It is time for another Hambo Hoedown! This week’s challenge is to use an image and come up with your own sentiment.
This week’s image from Hambo, free to those who participated last week, is “Reading Boy”.
My sister is a first grade teacher and is responsible for teaching her kids to read so this image reminds me of her. I used a sentiment that also reminds me of her… she is a B-I-G fan of the Doctor, Dr. Seuss that is, so I used a Seussy sentiment. “Oh, The places you’ll go!”
To make the background, I used a map/globe stamp that I have had for so long that I am not actually sure what the brand is (it is unmounted rubber with no label.) I liked the idea of having it in the background because it went with my sentiment. To soften it, I covered it with tissue paper and the “faux silk” technique from Splitcoast Stampers. I used “Dream Text” by Stampendous on the tissue paper (to represent “reading”.)
I used Pure Poppy and True Black cardstock from PTI for a base and for color contrasts. I punched my sentiment out with a Label punch from EK Success and used an oval punch (SU) cut in half, some red eyelets, and red and white twine to finish off my sentiment.
I colored my “reading boy” with Copic markers, cut him out and popped him up on the card with dimensionals.
It turned out pretty cute, and now that it is finished, I think it will make a great graduation card – of which I just found out that I have a need!
I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Anything Goes Challenge Blog -#93 Handmade Background
- Craft-room Challenge – Stamp Your Own Background Paper
- Shop Our Stash – #102 What’s in your tool shed (I pulled out a label punch that I have barely ever used and not in a while and I stumbled on a rubber stamp that I haven’t used in a lot of years)
Thanks for stopping by!