Friday, February 27, 2009

Bumper Cards

I am on an email list for Craftengineer who lives in Austin, TX. She is on the design team for AMuse Art Stamps based in Seattle, Washington. The end of last month she sent an email saying that she was going to start a Bumper Card List and if those on her email list wanted to participate to send our information to her, name, address, etc. I had no idea what Bumper Cards were but thought it would be fun. What it is, is a list is made up of people that want to participate. A card using AMuse or Saltbox stamps is made and sent to the person whose name is below yours in the list. It needs to be sent before the month is over. Here is the card I made for the person whose name is below mine on the list. She lives in Bowling Green, KY. The base is an AMuse red polka dot 4-bar card. It opens on the side. I used a piece of black cardstock and topped it with a piece of white. The stamps I used are all AMuse. I used Copics to color the bird, mushrooms and grass. The bee and beak of the bird was colored with a Spica gold glitter pen. I used a Spica silver glitter pen to color the dots on the mushrooms. It's probably not clear enough to see that. I used a fine point black pen to do the "line" that the bee makes from the mushroom and then went over it with crystal Stickles. I then used Copic Cool Shadow marker to outline the images. It was finished off with black stitched ribbon from AMuse. I thought it turned out really cute. AMuse cards are very simple and I love that style.
Here is the card I got from the person who had to send a card to me. These are some of the new AMuse stamps for Spring and the card base is also new. She stamped the clouds and top of the tree first, then stamped them again on blue and green polka dot card stock, cut them out and used foam tape so they are dimensional. I really love this card, so cute and fresh looking. The scalloped trim is a Fiskars border punch called Threading Water. I've been wanting this punch, have not been able to find it in any of the stores I shop at for stamping stuff. I have found it online so I may have to order it. It is such a cool punch. Absolutely love it!!
I'm signed up for next month too and should be getting the new list next week sometime.

1 comment:

jalna said...

Sounds like a great idea! What a neat way of sharing.