Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stinky Socks!!

Did that get your attention? You're probably wondering what stinky socks have to do with a blog about cards. Well, here's the connection:

I made this card for the Joy's Life design team challenge "Boys Zone" - make a project rough and tough using distressing, grunge and anything else we love about our boys. While I'm not a fan of stinky socks (and, really, who is?) I think it is a perfect representation of the typical rough and tough lifestyle that boys embrace. And I know!! I have an adorable six-year-old boy who comes home with muddy grass-stained jeans almost every day!! Ha! Gotta love those boys!! 

The stamp is from the Joy's Life Wild Life Puns set, which is full of cute sentiments about animals, camping and scouting. The socks came from a free coloring page I found online. I printed and cut them with my Silhouette machine and colored them with Copics. Then, the real fun began. The socks were way too pretty, so I misted them with some water, crinkled them up into a ball, let them dry and uncrinkled them. Then I distressed the edges. I adhered them onto some distressed card stock with dimensional stickers and drew squiggly "stink" lines. The grunge image under the sentiment is from Tattered Angels. I can almost smell it ... almost.

And now, I have something that is not so stinky to share with you. On Friday, Joy's Life will be having a Holiday Card Blog Hop. The design team has been hard at work making some lovely (aka NOT stinky) cards. You are invited to attend. And note: THERE WILL BE GIVEAWAYS!! Oh yeah, baby. Free stuff. You totally need to check it out this Friday. The hop starts at Start there. Just. Do. It.


EmyB said...


Maria Matter said...

omgosh Annette, this is too fun! I love your stinky socks!!!

Rachel said...

i LOVE that card! my husband plays soccer a lot and his soccer socks just WREAK i hate it so much! lol... thanks for the smile :)

-rachel w k


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