It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

SU Ink Blog Candy!

That's right, baby! I've got blog candy today. See that cutie over on my card, sitting on the dock fishing? He could be yours! More specifically, the entire Look What I Caught stamp set from Storage Units, Ink & More could be yours. Check out the entire stamp set here, after you enter the drawing of course.

Now, about the card. I stamped the boy/dock/fishing pole (all one big stamp) and colored with Copic markers. I added in a few extra waves with my markers. The cattails, bait and hat were stamped and colored on scrap card stock, then cut out and glued on the card. I glued them flat, but it still gives a little bit of dimension in real life. The scallops on the right are one inch circles glued part way under the next layer, with a brad in each center.

What's In It?
Stamps: Look What I Caught (SU Ink)
Paper: chocolate chip, celery and saffron prints (Stampin' Up!); Boho Chic (Making Memories); white (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: graphite black (Brilliance); Jumbo Java (VersaMagic)
Accessories: Copic markers; 1/2" circle and photo corner punches (SU!); antique brads (Lasting Impressions)

Now, how do you win?
Leave a comment right here on my blog. Any old comment will do, but if you need a question, how about this: what is you favorite stamping technique? I rarely remember to do it, but I like when images are cut out of the box, sort of like the cattails and hat above.

The Fine Print:
Be sure I can get hold of you. If I choose a winner with no email address/means of contact, I'll choose another winner. I'll pick a random commenter to win after midnight (Eastern) Thursday night and let you all know by Friday morning.

Now, head on over to Lauren's blog, cause she has candy too!

146 comments:

Rachel said...

Cute card! I still consider myself a new stamper, but I do love embossing! Gives cards just the right touch!

rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

stampinc said...

OMGosh!!! This card is just to adorable. Love this little guy. I could do so many things for my nephews with this little guy. Thanks for a chance.

Anonymous said...

Adorable card. I like cutting out the stamped images and popping up on dimensionals. Thanks for a chance to win this cute set.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Good morning Betheny,

Your card is very cute and of course makes me want to win this set.

Johanne (Montreal, Qc)

Heidi Gore said...

My favorite technique is using versamark and pearl ex. Thanks for offering the blog candy

heidi@dicarlo1.com

Aunt T said...

What an adorable card. I love it.

At the moment paper piecing is my most favorite technique. I love cutting those little pieces of paper and sticking them to part of my image! It kind of reminds me of playing paper dolls all over again!

Teresa

sandyh50 said...

Great card! I would love to win that set. Right now I still like to emboss and then color with my markers and aquapainter.

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Cathy Y. said...

Bethany-love your work. Thanks for a chance to win. I have some great scrapbook pages I could create with that set of my kids and my dad fishing.

ceyoung@comcast.com

Janna Hull said...

I think this is the cutest card and set. I just love the little bucket of bait. Thanks for the chance to win!

ALLY said...

That cards is adorable! I'm in a house full of boys! Super cute card!
Ally
sosketchy@live.com

leanne said...

What a fun set! I love to fish:) I think one of my favorite techniques is paper piercing. It is so easy and adds a lot to a card! Thanks for the chance to win.

Doris said...

great card, I like stamp image and than colour it with watercolur pencils

dorota said...

cute card! I like masking when I stamp

doris86@gmail.com

SCRAP AND CRAFTS BY MICHELE said...

Waoo!! I love this stamp set, you make beautiful cards.
I think that my favorite stamp technique is coloring, I love to color the stamps.

my email is mdebarrera@gmail.com

jayne said...

Great card - this would be a great set for me to finish my son's boy scout album! One of my favorite stamping techniques is embossing. Thanks for the opportunity!

jaynerossielliott@yahoo.com

Mandy said...

Oh that is so cute, great job! I like to try all techniques, I have no favorites! :)
Mandy Kirk
mandykirk@hotmail.com

Pam in Ar. said...

OH...thanks for the opportunity to win this set.
My little grandson is about the age of the little guy in the picture and he LOVES to go fishing with his daddy!
I can see so many different ways in which to use this set. It's great!

Lori said...

I love this card! So cute! I have a little boy and this set would be perfect!

Laurel said...

How cute is that card! I'm with you I like my images to go 'outside the box'.

Sandy Knecht said...

Cute Card! Your coloring and composition is wonderful. I like it all, no particular technique.

Raquites said...

Love the card. I can always use more cute boy images. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

What a cute guy! There can never be too many "guy" stamps - hard to find!!! and guys like cards too.
My favorite technique - using saran wrap to "ink" on glossy paper. Great effect and I can make it my own.
Erin M
twinzmom1@yahoo.com

Sarah A said...

I adore stamping with a glue pad and adding fun flocks, beads, glitter, etc. I think it jsut adds that extra pop!

sarahbellum@juno.com

Cindy Vernon said...

HOw cute! I would love to win this set!

Cyndi said...

Such a cute card! I love your coloring too! I really like this stamp set for guy cards.
My favorite technique is paper tole (I think that's how you spell it) I am just learning how to do it. I also like the out of the box technique but I am like you in that I always forget about it. I am usually taking a picture of the card when I remember about it - duh!

Blessings,
Cyndi

cdrapstine@gmail.com

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oooh...that card is adorable...now, it's your job to pick me! Ü

Sandy said...

Oh wow! great card and love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win a very cute set!!
sandyathomewith2@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Your card is very cute and so is the rest of the stamp set.

Brenda said...

Fabulous card!! My favorite stamping technique is coloring, and this would be a great set for that. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amy said...

I've never tried your technique--I agree that it's hard to remember. I also like paper piecing.

Thanks for the chance to win! It's an adorable set!

ChrystalN said...

Great week og blog candy!!! Thanks for the chance to win this fun stamp set. =)

Angie said...

My favorite stamping technique is masking although I haven't tried it yet.

Tanis Palmer said...

Very cute card!! Much like yourself, I love the out of the box stuff, but I always forget about it when I'm working on a card =(

Christy said...

I love your card!! My favorite type of stamping is COLORING!!! I love you stamping with black ink and coloring. celtichck30@gmail.com

terri said...

Your card is too cute! I also like to cut out and use dimensionals to add depth

BarbL said...

current favorite technique is coloring with prismacolor & OTP.
Love the stamp set! Looks like my little boy!!
Barb L
cblimone@tds.net

Wendy said...

Cute Card. I always feel like it is harder to make "boy" themed cards.... this is perfect!

dana wyzard said...

My favorite is using the embossing folders on my new cuttlebug. Trouble is, they're so PRECIOUS that I can't just put them on a card! That would be so WRONG!! So I just sit and look at them and go "Ahhhhh. Ohhhhh" and smile a lot.

Annabelle said...

love the card, I love cutting images, it ust give it a pop.

Anne S. said...

Cute card! I still like to sit and color. I stamp up alot of different images and then I just color..always relaxing to me. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs,
Anne S

Kathleen said...

These stamps are perfect for my FIL and Nephew. Even though I have been stamping for over 20 years, I am just now getting comfortable using the wonderful patterned papers available. Thanks for the chance to win this great set!

Stephanie said...

This card is adorable! I absolutely love it! :D I am excited for these new stamps!

dasimonds said...

Adorable Card!!
I have been learning many new
(to me) techniques. I love
paper piecing...watercoloring..
embossing.
*Thanks for a chance to WIN!!

Dee

Donna said...

This card is Soooo adorable! You did a beautiful job. As the mother of sons, and a husband who thinks every day should be a fishing day, this set could come in very handy. Thanks for the chance at it. I had never seen this company before until I saw this card and followed your links.

Charline said...

Love this card.. appropriate for my l ittle boys.. Always find that everything is made for girls but i love this one...

ladyb266 said...

What a cute card!! I would love the chance at winning this set. I don't have hardly any masculine sets and this would be Great!!! TFS! Heidi Tucson, AZ
ladyb266@aol.com

Donna said...

Ooops, the best email to get me is rubyslippers@neofast.net

Elizabeth said...

What an adorable card! :) I love coloring. Ever since I was a little girl. My copics are my new favorites. :)

Anonymous said...

I love these stamps! I love cute outdoor/camping things. I'd love a set like this one. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to win it.
Vivian

vtrigue795@aol.com

Maria Matter said...

What a great card!!! Love the little fishing boy and your coloring is fab!
As for a technique, I love smudging/shading with pastels. That's my *thing* right now!!!
Blessings!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win the "Look What I Caught" set. I have 5 grandsons and can think of lots of uses for the set. I really like your card BTW...very cute...and like the way the cat tails hang off the side. Thanks for the chance to win.
Jo Ann B.
browj40@sbcglobal.net

Two Happy Stampers said...

Hi there! What a cute set! We just got back from a mini-vacation up in the mountains and my husband and kids went fishing. Anyway, a favorite technique? I suppose at the moment it is embossing. I've been doing that a lot lately.

Kathy said...

I love embossing with clear powder and then using my brayer to make the image come alive.
phonio@yahoo.com

kim said...

I just love to stamp-I wish I had more time to do it. I love the comments when you give a hand made card to someone. So many people say they keep them and can't wait to see what I'm going to make for a Christmas card!

Bunny B said...

Super cute card!! I wanna win, please!! Thank you! :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

Becky said...

I love hanging my feet over the side of the dock and just relaxing..he looks like he if having fun fishing!! What a great card. I just started paper pieceing, have only been stamping a year. Right now its my favorite technique.
Rook3034@aol.com

Mandy said...

Adorable card! Thanks for the chance to get it! - Mandy

jenstamps said...

This set is adorable!!! And your card is too cute!!! I could do so much with this set, my hubby LOVES to fish!!!

I guess I would have to say I really enjoy paper piecing! Thanks for the chance!

jenstamps@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Paper piecing is what I am loving lately. Your card is great and thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Have a great day!!!

Debbie/khlomeister@yahoo.com

Carol said...

Super cute card, love the images! I'm not sure what my favorite technique is, but I do love water coloring and paper piecing! :-)

Carol
cweather9@gmail.com

Denise said...

I love embossing. I guess I can say it is one thing I am good at. I do like coloring but cutting out images....that is another story. Thanks for the chance to win

Terri Fleming said...

That is a very cute card! I could really use some boy stamps! I like any technique that looks good and doesn't take an hour or mega bucks!
Brat_Cards@comcast.net

Another Loock Creations said...

What a cute set!!! I would love this, as my youngest daughter loves to sit on the dock at our cabin and fish. Soon my son will be following her lead. As for my favorite tech, well I just can't choose one. I just love to create, and want to do it all day long!
Thanks for the chance to win this great set!
Brenda

Jillybean said...

I have to say that I love that card.. too cute!! I guess i like something new. I like to learn. I tend to like to color.. :-) Jill

GAZ said...

What a great fishing card. With a family of fishing fanitics, this would be perfect. thanks for your card and sharing.

DanaK said...

Absolutely adorable card! Kinda takes you back to the good ole days. I love adding dimension to my projects by cutting them out and using a pop dot. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer marasco said...

Love this set. My dad is a fisherman and this would make some nice cards for him! If I have the time...I love dry embossing!

jenm1973@hotmail.com

Ashley said...

What a cute cute card! I just love it! I have a little guy so little boy stamps are always appealing to me.

My favorite technique is paper piercing.

actressangel at gmail dot com

Barb M. said...

Great card! I am obsessed with the Crayon Resist technique. There's not a white crayon in the house that's safe from my stamping room! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win!
Barb M (moyerb@ctc.com)

Christi said...

This card is adorable!! I think embossing is my favorite technique right now. :)

Pat said...

What a cute stamp set and your card is adorable! I am always on the lookout for "boy" stamps. If you have the right stamps, it makes the boy cards easier to make. Thanks for sharing a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Cute card. That little stamped boy is so cute too. My fav stamp technique is dry embossing. I don't really do it very often, but I like the look.

thekeneficks@hotmail.com

Tara said...

What an awesome set! I have a 4 yr old (it's his b-day today!) and he loves this set. Yes ladies, I'm training him right, he already buys his own stamps! LOL! I love dry embossing, and using the cuttlebug dry embossing folders! Thanx for the chance to win this super set!!!

Katie Renz said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. I love pop dots after cutting out the image.

Bethany Paull said...

I'm so sorry. I erased Alexandra's comment instead of publishing it. So I'm leaving this as a comment for her, who always signs STAMPIN HUGS ALEX.
californiastampin.blogspot dot com

Karen said...

What a cute set. My favorite is to paper piece. I don't know why, maybe it reminds of paper dolls when I was little. I have approx. 15 nephews and just a few neices so any kind of boy stamp gets my attention. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Laurie in MN said...

The stamp reminds me of vacations, fishing off the dock at Green Lake, WI. One summer, my dad was laid off from work and our family spent three months living in a garage with a nearby outhouse; returning home in August. That was the best vacation ever.

jennerally stamping said...

Recently, I have become a paper piecing expert! I thoroughly enjoy "dressing" my stamped images!

I love your card it reminds me of my sons when they were younger...fishing at the lake...what fond memories!

Thanks for the opportunity to win this GREAT set!!!

Jenn

Kim said...

Your card is adorable! I love to distress my cards.

kim
sarah1395@yahoo.com

stacie said...

I love going out of the box too, but I always forget about it!! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a cute set!
luckydux@sbcglobal.net

Sharon said...

OMG! What a cute set! I don't know if it's considered a techninque, but I love popping up different elements on my cards with dimensionals. It gives it just the right touch. Thanks for the opportunity to win some candy!

Bella Rose Creations said...

So cute!!! I love it...we just took our 4 year old fishing the first time (my husband's as well) and I'm really not sure which one had a BETTER time...Dad or Son. Very cute stamp...favorite technique...embossing...especially cuttlebug.

Janean Campbell said...

Very cute card...my favorite technique is kissing.

Debbie Olson said...

Bethany, it looks like you and your Copics are getting along great! :-D I thinkone of my favorite techniques is paper tole--I love layering images.

PAS said...

Your card is adorable. It reminds me of the fishing we used to do on my grandparents farm when my sister and I were little

Julie K said...

Cute card...thanks for sharing it with us.
I just love the whole idea of making cards. Its great therapy for a chaotic world.
mjlkopp@aol.com

Tami said...

I love using OMS with the colored pencils- both Koh-i-noor and prismacolor. Fun!

Jami said...

What a great card, and fantastic stamp set!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this!!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

So Adorable.....Love this creation!!!

LuvCraftn said...

What an adorable card!! I have never heard of this stamp company, but they obviously have great stuff!!! My favorite technique is Rock and Roll. I love added that extra color element to my stamped images!

Donna said...

Oh, how cute your card is! I love to color- Never could get away from those coloring books when growing up. Thanks, Bethany!

Donna said...

What a cute card! And you've done a nice job coloring, which is probably my fav technique. I find it very relaxing- Never could get away from the coloring books when I was growing up. Thanks Bethany! -djmoran@carolina.rr.com

Donna said...

What a cute card! And you've done a nice job coloring, which is probably my fav technique. I find it very relaxing- Never could get away from the coloring books when I was growing up. Thanks Bethany! -djmoran@carolina.rr.com

Donna said...

What a cute card! And you've done a nice job coloring, which is probably my fav technique. I find it very relaxing- Never could get away from the coloring books when I was growing up. Thanks Bethany! -

starsia_70@yahoo.com said...

I think there are too many fun techniques to pick just one. Cute fishing card. kim

Rita said...

Awesome card! My favorite right now is inking the embossing folder, you get two different effects when you ink one side, then another when you ink the other side & emboss with the cuttlebug word on the folder facing down & emboss that way too! I luv it!

Jennifer Love said...

How cute!!

I like to add lots of stuff and doodle on my things currently. That could change tomorrow...or 5 minutes from now though. LOL!

Cindy said...

What a darling set. My new favorite is coloring with copics. Second is the kiss technique.

Gail S. said...

I just like to stamp! Whatever way the set seems to "speak" to me, if you know what I mean! I'm not very good at coloring...I think I need to take a class. Thanks for a chance to win, your card in cute. Gail S.
gslagle@nctc.net

Dawn said...

Wow, you girls are being very good to us readers!! Love the card!

Anonymous said...

Adorable and great for my little boy. His only experience fishing was trying to catch koi in my in-laws tiny koi pond.

Jeanette js_co@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

Oh thats too stinkin' adorable! I can only imagine the cards I would make with this set..I learned how to fish from my grandfather so I could send him some cards with that set!

"The Sassy Divas" said...

Very cute card! My favorite technique is paper piecing.
Thanks for a chance to win such a wonderful stamp!

Mom22RedHeads said...

thanks for the chance to win. My favorite technique is coloring with my copics. Now that I have them I use them for everything.
julie.hughes@fiserv.com

Sus said...

Cute card! My favorite right now are using transparencies on my or as my card. Not really a technique tho, huh?

Anonymous said...

what a cute card my sons love to fish and so does my little grandson I would love to win this set thanks for the chance to win. Ann Lind

Mariska said...

Hi Betheny,

Your card is so cute! But as for your question: I'm to new to the stamping world to have a favorite technique, I just love how many ways there are to use your stamps :).

Wendi K said...

I love to emboss and would love to win these stamps

Dizzy Broad said...

I would love, love, love to get this! My son always says I only make girly cards so he'd be so happy to see a card with these images! Too cute! Thanks! - Gigi

Linda w said...

What an adorable card. I would love to win this set.

MJ said...

This is my favorite of the new releases. Great job with this card, it really makes me want the set even mnore!

cherylhorton said...

Bethany,
What a great stamp set. Just perfect since my boys have been asking to go fishing all summer long, this totally reminds me of many photos I've taken. How cool to put it on a card! My favorite technique? I think would be creating backgrounds with different mediums. But then.......I don't know if I really could pick. Thanks for an awesome stamp set! Cheryl

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

Cute card! I'm not entering the blog candy, just wanted to drop in and say that I love your card. Just to answer the question...I LOATHE techniques for the most part!! If I had to pick one here on the fly, I'd say paper piecing bc you can get some fun images dressed up.

Julie Masse said...

Your card is adorable! Love the cutout cattails!! Great job! :)

Lisa said...

Love this card. TFS!

Renee V. said...

Very cute card! This is my first visit. I can't believe I hadn't found you before now.
I really love this set - Billy reminds me of my little one. Thank you for the chance to win.

SUE AKA COFFEESTAMPER AKA PERK said...

I JUST LOVE YOUR CARD!! BEING A MOM OF TWO BOYS I WOULD REALLY GET ALOT OF USE OUT OF THIS SET. I HAVE NEVER WON ANYTHING OR ANY BLOG CANDY EVER! MY BOYS AND I HAVE ENTERED A MOTHERS DAY FISHING CONTEST FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS AND YOU CAN JUST IMAGINE THE MEMORIES I HAVE. THIS IS REALLY A CUTE SET AND WOULD LOVE TO WIN IT! AGAIN YOUR CARD IS AWESOME AND SO IS YOUR BLOG. HAPPY STAMPING! HUGS!

Shanna said...

I really like the looks of embossing wet or dry. I think it gives that little bit extra!!! Thanks Shanna
Shannafudge@hotmail.com

Chrystal said...

I have to re-leave my comment because I forgot my e-mail... For a stamping technique I am quite into faux metal right now. Thanks for this opportunity to win blog candy!

chrystalynne@msn.com

Shannon said...

So cute. Perfect for the little fishermen I know (my 2 sons and husband).
Um, my favorite technique is when you stamp an image on patterned paper, cut it out, and stick it to the image on the card. I forgot what it is called.

sekrusty@sbcglobal.net

Tracy.H said...

Very cute! I don't really have a favorite technique. I guess if I had to choose...embossing is still something I like to do...although not enough of it lately! :0)

Anonymous said...

LOVE this!!! Thanks for the chance~

Kathleen said...

So cute~ thanks for the chance!

Harley Dee said...

I just love that card, and the phrase is too cute! It would work for sooo many men in my family! :)

Susan said...

Your card is adorable. Thanks for the opportunity to win this set.

slbest@comcast.net

Sue D said...

Cute card and stamp set--reminds me of my boys when they were little. I am currently having fun with paper piecing.

slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Nicola said...

Adorable. I am always looking for images for man cards. very cool. Love the card.

Hugs
Nic

Aliogator said...

Wow, what a cute card! My favorite technique is bleaching. I love to bleach, sometimes my clothes, but it is a nice effect on dark paper. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my goodness is this darling! LOVE your coloring! Fabulous!

karen m. said...

Cute Cute Cute!!!! Adorable card. so many possibilites with this little guy. thanks for a chance...
Blessings...
kmills2@ec.rr.com

dolls123 said...

I'm just learning so I have no technique.

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

reeree62 said...

Oh, my! I LOVE the sentiment on the fishing card!!!!! So cute! Pick me, pleeeze!! LOL!

PatsyB said...

Love your card! Makes me want to close the shop and take off to the pier and fish! AS for technique, I like anything that I can learn to do!! I just love anything with layers! They add so much to the card. Thanks for offering candy!

Giovana said...

Your card is really cute!!!! My favorite technique is Heat embossing!!! I love it!!

Thanks for the chance to win
God bless
Giovana

Tamrah T. said...

Fishing has got to be the number one activity at our home! And, I can imagine how much use these stamps would get :0)You gave a nice example for it!

Tamrah T.
(jttsoATcybertrailsDOTcom)

Kat Gomez.. said...

Hola chica.. my favorite techniques are well.. I have so many.. I love to embellish.. so I like to use demention, cut things out and pop up and disstress too oh and I love to use my cuttlebug embossing folders and sanding to see the white come through the paper... shabby look..!!lol so many.. thanks for chance to win tu amiga Kat..

Anonymous said...

Love the card. I love to emboss. I love to do it all!!

Kathy Brown
kabstampup@yahoo.com

KellyB said...

I like to do masking and cutting items out to layer. Thanks for the chance!
braundk@comcast.net

Marge Sexton said...

Love you card!!!! I must agree, I like the cutout look also; I just don't think to do that very often...but it's perfect for this image.

jules p said...

My fave is embossing! And also using the new flock stuff. That is so cool!

Jules p

imisstx@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

That is such a cute card. I would love to have that set. My family is full of fishing fanatics.
valerpati8@aol.com

Julie.G said...

Your card is so cute. I am always looking for new techniques to try. Thanks for the chance to win this set, it is a cute one.

Jessica said...

This little guy is so cute! I do a lot of paper piecing and often end up modifying stamps to make new designs. I've mostly used animals or objects, and am getting into People stamps. So this set would be great.

JIB said...

I really love the look of background dry embossing.

Thanks for the chance to win.

JIB
jibim@neo.rr.com

Tammy said...

Love the Stamp!! It's so so cute.
I would say the technique I get most comment about when I do it is using my ink pad and a blender marker. It's such an easy way to get a neat watercolor affect if you can't watercolor very well like me. It's so easy to shade the card using the technique. It's been around a while but it's a trusty "WOW" factor for me.

charlene.herter said...

Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! I love stamping on glossy paper with Versamark and using the brayer over top. You can get some really cool effects this way.