Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Punny Cards

I try hard to love making cute, punny, funny cards. I try soooo hard. But in the end, I must admit, while I love others' efforts in the more light-hearted direction, my own style tends toward stuffier (or more straight-forward) subjects.

Still, it's always fun to break out of my nice, safe, boring box and play around with a cute, punny set.

I wanted to make a scene, and the fabulous cloud folder Sarah gave me came in handy here. Scenes are not my specialty, but this one turned out fun!

I decided to use a googly eye on the whale and immediately regretted it. The white inside is so dull and gray looking, and it doesn't pop like the treatment I used on the card below. It's also a good idea to increase movement on a card by having any character or person LOOKING where you want your audience's eye to go. The googly eye is gravity dependent, so it doesn't look up at the sentiment unless you tip the card top-down.

It seemed like such a good idea until the glue went down.

The clouds are lovely, though!

This scene is lots of fun because there's so much movement! The shadow stamp wave from Hero Arts is always fun to use, and in two shades of light blue, it's even got some faux dimension. I used a small black gemstone on the whale's eye, which means he's always looking up at the sentiment, which increases the unity of the card.

Which makes me happy.

What's your feeling for punny cards?

Tons of mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: Clearly Besotted
ink: various dye inks
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Tim Holtz inking tool, craft knife, cloud embossing folder, Cuttlebug, dimensionals, googly eye, gemstone


  1. I love to make punny cards, but it depends on the recipient. Kids who understand puns love punny cards, and some, but not all, adults. Both of yours will be "keeper ideas" for the future. Thanks!

    It's always good to break out of the box once in awhile! For me, it's making a card in one dimension, no dimensionals or layers....

  2. I like the punny cards. Recipients who know me (or knew my dad) understand the card's meaning right away.

    1. That's awesome you had a punny dad to laugh with!

  3. I wasn't going to comment, but since you asked... I hate punny cards. They come across as childish and silly. I really don't know why they bother me so much, but they do.

    1. I'm with you. Shakespeare can pun all he likes and earn my respect, but puns are not my thing.


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