Monday, July 5, 2010

Smeared Ink Sponsor - Simply Betty Stamps!

Greetings!!! And welcome to a FANTASTIC day for hopping!!! Today Smeared Ink paired up with fantastic sponsor Simply Betty Stamps!! Simply Betty is one of our fabulous sponsors for the month of July!

Our very lucky Design Team even got to play with the awesome My Kids Emo World stamps! Betty herself challenged us to "Get Grungy with Simply Betty Stamps!"

Today's challenge was to use grunge and metal on our creations. I was lucky enough to get to use Miller!! He's super cool with just enough attitude. I am using this card for my darling childhood girlfriend's son's upcoming 12th b-day. He is one of my favorite people in this world and I simply "get" him. He's kind, caring, exuberant, passionate about his likes and interests, he's engaging and simply awesome. He's so cool with my little ones and his own little sisters. He's just all around a fantastic boy.
My card base is PTI chocolate cardstock, followed by SU! Summer Sun cardstock. I took the Summer Sun cardstock and wet the edges and just messed them up a bit with my fingers. I then took Tim Holtz's Broken China and Vintage Photo inks and rubbed them on the wet cardstock which then created a sort of tye dye effect which came out really cool.
My next layer is the green, science layer which I LOVE and must get more of...I *think* I got it at Michaels. As you can see, I've used it on the top 2/3rds of my card and then used the manila colored lined paper as the bottom half.

I left a "flap" door if you will on the top half because I stamped Miller twice. Once for the cover and once for the interior. On the exterior half of the flap I used the Chalk Board style DP which was meant to be distressed and I did..heavily!! =)
The flap is closed with a binder clip that has a piece of hearty twine tied to it for added grunginess.

Miller is colored with my Copics. On the outside cover he's got brown hair but when you open the flap up it reveals Miller's super rad punky green hair! So fun!! I had a BLAST creating the two different Millers!
My external sentiment is U Rock stamped in Royal Blue craft ink and heat set. Punched out with my 1 1/2" SU! circle punch and adhered with 3-D foam adhesive. I added a jumbo safety pin around the foam.
My internal sentiment says Just Be U. Which all teens need to know that they should always just be themselves!!!
I had a blast and cannot WAIT to get my hands on future Betty Stamps!!! Please hop along as the list of our fantastic SI team as well as Betty and a member of her awesome team are listed below!

Please leave lots O love!!








Black Dragon

Lady Brayton





Betty (will be posted later!)

Thanks for hopping today!



Alison said...

This is brilliant!!!!! I love that flap! And that Miler's hair is "funked" up on the inside! What a fantastic and clever card!!! Awesome job!!!

Daniella said...

You are CRAZY fantastic Meredith!! That flap is amazing, how you got him on both the flap and under, with NO gap is amazing. This is just AWESOME!!

Kathi said...

Oh! This is totally fabulous. I love the design. I love how you colored him (twice). Plus, I love (and must have) that patterned paper with the periodic table.

Crazy Creations said...

Amazing card,I just love everything you did ,Hugs Sarah

~Lady B~ said...

Wow! So much work went into this! What a crazy, cool idea with the flap! The whole theme of the card rocks and your coloring is off the hook! Fan-freakin-tastic! Love!

Barb said...

Simply outstanding work, Meredith! Wonderful coloring and love the little details... very polished :)

blackdragon said...

You are the only person i know who can make grunge elegant and classy.
This flap card is amazing, your colouring perfect,and the overall design simply stunning.
You really know how to grab the spotlight.

Alexandra Lundgren said...

LOVELY Meredith! The two looks are wonderful and what FUN! I might have to give something like this a try at some point. FABULOUS!

Kim Wilson said...

Too cool Meredith! I love that image, so fun! The colors r perfect for him!

ldfdesign said...

love the flap!!!! wonderful job on the hair!!! love this card

Tori said...

I LOVE IT! The paper is awesome, but the entire card is perfect! It just says "teenager" to me. I'm sure that little guy will love it too. I love all the little extras like the flap and the "green" hair on the inside Miller. Great attitue! The sentiments are perfect also! Great coloring - and fabulous job overall! Everything is just PERFECT!

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow, Meredith! This is sooo cool with the trap door front and super sentiment. He's gonna love it! xxD