This week's challenge over at Cinema Saturday is to make something out of the box inspired by Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland!" While you may look at this and think it looks like a traditional card, it posed a big challenge to me to think outside of the box!
I had a stamp of the White Rabbit that I thought would be just perfect but when I pulled the stamp off of the backing, I saw that his scroll was filled in and would always say "You Are Invited." Outside the box #1 for me was making an invitation I was grumpy about. How can I use just one invitation? :)
The next part of my adventure started when I saw another stamp in the set that I realized I'd much rather use in the Rabbit's scroll. Who wouldn't agree that the "congratulations" message is generally much more useful?
Tada!! You can see my outside the box moment #2 below! I used my craft knife to remove the part of the stamp that had the message permanently attached to the scroll! Clever!!
As stampers, it is rare that we find something that is perfect, as-is, and since we are such a crafty bunch, we can certainly tailor things we buy to suit our needs a bit better. I am thrilled with my new stamp and will get a ton more use out of it this way!
Supplies: Stamps - Card Sentiments (Clear Art); DP - Garden Gals (Webster's Pages); Cardstock - Certainly Celery (SU!); Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Tea Dye Chai (PTI); Misc - Distressed Seam Binding(DebSimpleTreasures (Etsy)), Vintage Sparkler (Webster's Pages)