Hello Saturday! My team (The Midnight Margaritas) is up this week for the Drunken Stampers Challenge, “Miss Congeniality”. We can use the movie Miss Congeniality as inspiration or use a Princess or Pageant theme. I SO wanted to base my card on the movie! I re-watched it last weekend as it’s been a while. Silly fun and crazy!
One funny exchange:
Stan Fields (Beauty Pageant Emcee): Miss Rhode Island, please describe your idea of a perfect date.
Cheryl “Miss Rhode Island”: That’s a tough one. I would have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.
There were other fabulous quotes from the movie but I couldn’t think of an idea that would tap into them. (Okay, I lied…there was ONE but then I’d have a card with just beer and pizza on it! Alright, well that doesn’t sound too bad either but I didn’t feel like it because I just received a Dyan Reaveley stamp set with a quote that is PERFECT for a Princess themed card.)
I loved how it turned out and couldn’t wait to share it with everyone! I was so anxious I couldn’t resist posting this little teaser on Twitter yesterday.
Haha! Love it!
Here’s a helpful hint for you! (I do this quite often and it helps me in a few ways. I may have mentioned it before but it’s worth mentioning it again). I fiddle around when I’m working out a layout with elements that I already have. I place them in positions that I like and take a photo of them. I just use the camera on my phone. I can get caught up in the card and loose sight so by taking a photo, it removes me and I can look at it unbiased. Sometimes I have so many elements that I’ve forgotten where they go! Having the picture handy makes assembly much faster!
Here’s one of my first pictures where I’m figuring sentiment placement on the sprayed background.
Here’s the finished card:
I really liked having the bulk of the words over the white sprayed area, leaving the other side for something else. Isn’t it a fun card??! (fyi, I’m not sure about the availability of the crown die by Spellbinders. It was a promo from CHA and I can’t seem to determine it’s availability)
A close up of the dress form. I inked up the dress form stamp (being a solid stamp) then “kissed” it with the Fabulous Flourish stamp (which is also stamped in black for the background) removing some of the ink, leaving the swirls on it. I then stamped the dress form stamp onto some card stock. [If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, leave me a comment that you’d like a tutorial and I’ll whip one up ;) ] It’s a fun technique to do but one of the stamps should be solid for it to work well.
I’ve seen what the rest of my wonderful Midnight Margaritas team mates did this week for this challenge. I know you’ll absolutely LOVE what they’ve done! Be sure to drop in to Drunken Stampers to see how they creatively took this challenge!
What I threw at it and stuck: