Punk Stamp | Sometimes Life Just Sucks

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Lynda has made this awesome card with punk stamp from our new REFUSE NORMAL stamp set with our new ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment.


The new Visible Image release, as always, is absolutely fabulous and very unique. I think this stamp set, Refuse Normal, that  I am showcasing today is my favourite. The punk stamp is so much fun and reminds me of the era I grew up in. I was too young to be influenced by the punk scene myself , but my older sister most definitely wasn’t and this image really reminds me of her back then!


punk stamp | handmade card | sometime life just sucks | sentiment


I wanted to reflect the current challenging times with this card, and make something fun that could be sent to a friend as a cheer up gift. The hair on this stunning girl just screamed ‘rainbow’ at me of course! I coloured her in with Copic markers, and fussy cut before making my background.



Distress Oxides on black card look really striking through a stencil, and the Ripped Fishnet was the perfect one to use for this.  I simply laid the stencil down and spritzed lightly, lifted carefully and heat dried.  I did this twice as I knew I would need an extra strip to create my lollipop holder.


ripped fishnet stencil


I then stamped and heat embossed the new Grunge Tones stamps over the top.  I measured my lollipop stick, and cut a strip of card a little longer, scored twice at each end to create a pop up stand and pierced holes in it, and using a craft knife I cut slits in the base card, popped each end through and adhered to the back with tape.


grunge background stamps


To add even more layering and colour I splattered acrylic ink in bright tones over the top before mat and layering it onto a card and placing my lolly licking punk on.


handmade card with lolly


The ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment is also from a new set, called Lost For Words.


sometimes life just sucks sentiment stamp



To finish I added some bright plastic dots to compliment that rainbow hair.


punk stamp | rubber | clear | copic markers | rainbow mohican | life sucks sentiment



Supplies


punk stamp | refuse normal | rubber | clear | visible image



card making sentiment stamps | sometimes life just sucks | you got this | i miss your face



Grunge Tones | Background stamps | Circles | Two Tone



Ripped Fishnet Stencil



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Wow how awesome does our punk stamp look with that incredible rainbow mohican?! We are loving the way you interpreted the ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment with the lolly pop holder.. this card would make anyone smile! Awesome background too, ripped fishnet was the perfect choice of stencil!  Thank you Lynda ♡



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punk stamp sometimes life just sucks

Moth Stamp On Fishnet Stencil

Hello and Happy Friday to you! Today’s inspiration comes from stempelfrida who has made a fantastic mixed media card featuring our moth stamp and ripped fishnet stencil, with some elements from our ‘Somewhere in Time’ stamp set…



You cannot turn back the clock and change the past. That’s the way it is, and I think it’s also pointless to think about “what would have happened if…” because who knows if things would have turned out differently again.

With this attitude I managed my life well so far. It has helped me a lot to take decisions. In this moment, in this situation, with this mood and at this point in time you made your decision. And that is good. Fate contributes its part.  This situation will never come back. It is about standing by your decision and moving on. Do not look back, but enjoy the moment and look ahead. If it is intended differently for you, something will happen to you again, someone will meet you, something will happen…



moth stamp | fishnet stencil | handmade card | alcohol inks



For this collage I used a special technique to transfer an alcohol ink background from Yupo paper to normal paper. You use Alcohol Lift Ink Reinker. From this you put some drops on the background, spread them with a brayer, put a paper over it and smooth it with your hand.


The wonderful thing is that you can stamp and emboss on the “normal paper” this way. On the three photos you can see it well:

1. alcohol ink background on Yupo paper



2. transfer on normal paper



3. stamped background



On the background I applied colorless embossing paste through the ripped fishnet stencil. When it was firm in consistency but not yet completely dry, I applied Perfect Pearls in gold. So you can see through the structure, but it has a nice golden shimmer.

I also added Nuvo Drop pearls.




I stamped the moth with Ink on 3 and fussy cut it. I then coloured it with Copics. I shaped it and glued it to the background with distance pads.

I rounded off the corners of my card and the base and knotted some bast around the text.



 

Supplies




Stamps:


Somewhere in Time


Time stamps | smashed clock | cogs | Visible Image



Glimmer of Light


moth stamp | lightbulb | inspiring quote | Glimmer of Light | Visible Image



Stencil:


Ripped Fishnet


ripped fishnet stencil | Visible Image



Stamp pads: Ink on 3; Distress Oxides – wild honey, brushed corduroy, aged mahogany
Copics E53, E19, E97, YR14, R11, R22, R46, R59
Alcohol Ink Ranger cranberry, sunset orange, lemonade
Alcohol Lift Ink Refiller
Perfect Pearls sunflower sparkle
Nuvo Crystal Drops Metallic auburn pearl
Sakura 08
Polychromos 101, 177, 199
Dreamweaver Embossing paste translucent



moth stamp | fishnet stencil | handmade card | alcohol inks





Wow what an amazing card! These colours are stunning together and the background is so atmospheric! Our moth looks wonderful too.  Thank you stempelfrida ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s gorgeous inspiration on her blog.

 

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