Friday, April 11, 2008

More American Art Stamps

I wanted to post a couple more samples of American Art Stamps to show the versatility in their stamp lines. The first image is from Karen Stolper's line and is called BBQ Bob - I just couldn't resist him! It's the perfect stamp for a man's card... whether it be birthday, Father's Day, or just an anytime card (well... most likely a Summer anytime card!). I wanted to use the Barbeque theme to make a card that could be used as an invitation to a spring/summer party - so I used Rub Ons from Making Memories to write BBQ on the top. I accented it with an arrow from a package of Ranger Grunge Board (this stuff is awesome) that was inked with Ballet Blue. The main image was colored with copics, and the "Happy Summer" sentiment came from Gina K's Just Be Claws set.

I wanted the second card to be a sweet, girly card to offset the macho BBQ card. I used the Love Flowers stamp also from Karen Stolper for this one. The image was stamped on Spring Green with Versamark, then embossed with black ep. I colored the flowers with Prismas. I combined the Spring Green with Berry Sorbet (both from papertreyink.com) and added black for a little drama. The scalloped edge was done with a pinking blade on my rotary cutter.


I've been have a great time going through the blogs and galleries from the American Art Stamps design team call. I'm still taking submissions (probably until Sunday), so if you would like a chance to serve on the AASDT then check out my previous post for all the details.


Let me know what you think of these cards... which one is your favorite?

29 comments:

Tina Werner said...

love bbq bob! too cute! and yes it's a great card for a guy... those types are hard to find.

Shannan Teubner said...

I love them both for different reasons! The first one for all the little details. The second one for the buttons (I always have such a hard time with those!). TFS!

Kim Muhl said...

I love them both, but the pink is my favorite (I'm biased, since its my favorite color).

Janean Campbell said...

What are you using to embed the digital watermark in your photos? I really need to start doing this.

Cassie said...

I want it to be BBQ Bob - but the girl in me just screams out for the pink flower card! I think it's the combo of pink and black with the white polka dots...

happiness blooms said...

ooooo' BBQ Bob is adorable, but I love the bright colors of the pink card!
HB

wendyp said...

I love them both, but the "love" one is my favorite. love the bright colors and fun little details like the scallops and buttons!

Lori said...

Your cards are so vibrant I love both cards, nice details and color combos!!!

Katie said...

Ok, since you asked for a favorite, I will pick the BBQ one. I love the color combo and its perfect for the "manly" thing :)

Lindsay Spencer said...

Cute cards! I just took a peek at those stamps, and they're great!

retiredheather said...

Both are great but the BBQ is just so different...gotta love it.
Retired Heather

KardKrazy said...

They're both great...but I really like that BBQ guy -- awesome stamp!

Christina Fischer said...

I love them both! The first one is fun and funky and perfect for a guy! The arrow is a great touch! the second one is beautiful -- fantastic colors and details!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Love the colors of both cards... the embellishments... buttons, ribbons, scallop edge...TFS! I borrowed my friend's AAS stamps yesterday... can't wait to come up with something. :o)

huntla1 said...

Pick a favorite, no way! They are both too cute and for very different purposes! I love the tall lanky look of Bob, but the LOVE stamp is really sweet. Nope, no favorite picking here, but I am glad you introduced me to this brand of stamps. I really like how tall and lanky they are! Wait, maybe I'm not so glad you introduced me. ; )

Conniecrafter said...

I would have to say the second card, pretty colors, love the row of buttons and the cute stamp!

Aimee said...

I love the flower card...but also like the bbq one could be a great father's day image

Darlene L said...

Love the love card--everything about it from the bright colors to the embellishments and of course the flowers! TFS!

lunurse said...

Both are cute, but I LOVE the bbq one--so cute!! Just perfect for any guy!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Hi Michelle!

It's hard to choose!! They both have such a different feel. I love the BBQ one as it's so great for many occasions for a man. I love the exaggerated bbqing man! The beer in his hand and the boots are all just so funny. I love the color pairings that you chose for this card too!!

I love the colors in the second one as well as the white stitching. So fun and SO springy!

Very fun and very pretty!

Thanks for sharing!!

Janine said...

Definitely the pink one!!

Paula said...

I love the second card the best! I went to my LSS today looking for that stamp and they didn't have it yet, but they had the new angels. So pretty!

Feenie said...

I like the BBQ one for 2 reasons: 1-guy cards are harder to find and 2-I LOVE those long-legged figures!!!

Penny said...

I like both cards, but really like the image on the first card.

I have some Karen Stolper & Emerson Quillin stamps, but have been unsure how to use them. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

MacKenzie said...

Oh my gosh! How cute is BBQ Bob?! Love the layout, love the colors. Great job!

ingemg said...

The cards are both gorgeous! Because I love "people" stamps my preference goes out to BBQ Bob;-)

Inge.

Janine said...

I have posted a card with an image from the Kim Bowles collection. Take a peek!!!

Shari said...

I love them both! The new BBQ Bob is great and I love the colors in the other card!

Kendra Giles said...

I would have to say BOTH! They are both waaayy cute!

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