Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bombshell art

For those that don't know, once a week, I take a workout class that is the most fun and exciting class ever. It's called Pole~ah~tease. It's a sensual pole class that combines yoga, pole, dance, etc. I look forward to it each week and the class has made me so much more confident than I could ever have imagined. I know people are probably thinking "um, pole, like stripper" but it's not really like that at all. I took the first level last year thinking oh this will be fun and I'll do it for the 6 weeks and that's that. But it was so awesome, that I kept signing up for the next level. I'm now starting level 6 next week!

Ok so you are probably wondering what this has to do with crafts. Well our level 5 graduation was on Thursday. I've had the same teacher since level 2 and she's been completely awesome and makes everyone feel like they can do anything and that they look amazing. So, I decided to make her a mini gift for graduation so I could give something back to her for all that she's done for us.

Of course, this meant I HAD to use my Bombshell stamps. I mean, how can you not. My teacher is a bombshell and deserves only the hottest stamp ever. I decided to frame a layout that I made using the stamp as the main focus.

Here's a cull picture of the completed project. I love how it turned out. I used retired Stampin Up cardstock that I found on ebay. I'd been trying to find the cherry paper from them and so glad I finally got it.

Here's a closeup of the stamp. It's the "Bombshell Angel" stamp. I will probably be using this set a lot soon since there is a SCAL option for the cricut to make different outfits. The bombshell wording is also from the set. I used my Stampin write markers to do the coloring (after using Staz On ink for the outline). I of course added some stickles to do the outfit and hair flower. Then I just sponged on some chocolate chip and I think real rust all around the image.

Another closeup with the working. Express MiE (putting the I back in me:)) is the name of the fitness studio I take the classes at. They have so many different fun classes that make working out enjoyable. I cut the letters out using my Cricut and then stickled all over them. I had to use mono adhesive since the glitter made it too thick for the zig 2 way glue. The "Be yourself...everyone else is taken" is from my favorite "Close to my Heart" stamp set.

I'll also point out the way I fixed a mistake. ha ha That red strip at the bottom, well it wasn't going to be there. But I smudged ink there on accident. So I quickly cut a trim piece of the cardstock from the top and adhered it over the smudge. That's why I like crafts, you can easily cover your mistakes. And, that's also why I decided to put the bow on the ribbon. It was going to just be a strip of ribbon, but the stamp made a mark and I covered it up with the bow.

Ok finally, here's the card I made her. I didn't want to use the same stamp set since I thought that would be too matchy matchy so instead I just pulled out the polka dots and a similar ribbon.

The stamp is Stampin Up Medallion. I think this was my very first SU purchase. I love it, but it is VERY hard to ink up all the way since it's so large. I recommend turning it over and putting the ink over the top rather than pressing it on the ink pad. That way you can see where you miss. I used a bronze embossing powder and heat embossed the medallion.

Hope you enjoy! And if you have any questions, just ask. Also, if any of you are in the Phoenix area and want to find out where to take some super fun workout classes, let me know and I can get you all the info.


  1. Whoa! GREAT job on this!!!! Bombshell Angel is one of my favorites and you rocked it! What a great idea for a gift!!!

  2. OMG, Crystal, this is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing, and I'm sure it's even more stunning in person!

  3. Your project turned out great and your instructor is going to be blown away! Awesome!

  4. That is a fantastic gift! I love the "be Yourself" verse too...Great projects.

  5. Thanks everyone! I've been on a mini vacation so sorry for the late response.

    I just needed to get that gorgeous stamp off a card and given more of a focus.


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