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