A prize will be awarded to one participant whose book-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way! Another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all the blogs along the way. The winners will be announced on the Hoedown blog, as well as on the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, February 1.
So I was chatting with my friend Leslie about what to make for the hop, and she mentioned this book - but she didn't own a stamp to make it happen. But woohoo, I did!! And she said I could borrow her book title. Can you guess what it is?
How about a closer look. There is real duct tape on the mouths of the "lambs"...
That's right - SILENCE OF THE LAMBS!! hee hee hee!! I used the Hambo Party Sheep, but masked out the party hat & noise maker when I stamped the image. Then I cut some teeny tiny pieces of duct tape to put over their mouths. Which I'll have you know was NOT easy. Turns out duct tape is super sticky. (That's your newsflash of the hop. HA!) I decided after the card was complete to add a little Liquid Applique to the sheep for fuzzy wool texture. Another thing about duct tape - it sorta shrinks and melts when you hit it with a heat gun. Who knew?? Oops.
For the card layout, I decided to play along with the CPS #252 sketch challenge. Thanks for the inspiration, CPS!
And just in case any of you are doubting me, I want to assure you that Silence of the Lambs really is a book. Not just a movie. The book is even better than the movie, if you can imagine! Ok I'm fibbing right now, I've never actually read the book. I just read that the book is fantastic. As was the movie. SUCH a great movie!!
I was the final stop on the blog hop today. I do recommend that you head back to the Hambo Stamps blog one more time, though, and let Monica know how much you enjoyed this hop! Because Monica is awesome, as are Hambo Stamps!
Until next time,
- Stamps: Party Sheep - 3202 from Hambo Stamps
- Paper: Stampin' Up cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
- Other: Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), circle die (Spellbinders), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), ribbon (American Crafts), twine (American Crafts), Liquid Applique, duct tape