Sue Wilson's blog. Sue sent me two sets of Creative Expression stamps - Vintage Sewing and Big Game Animals. I was delighted to win and the Vintage Sewing set appealed to me immediately. However, I wasn't quite as drawn to the Big Game Animals as I don't do much 'scene stamping'.
Being a contrary sort of person I therefore decided that my challenge was to use the Big Game Animals set first.
I uhmmed and ahhed and played with the stamps and the giraffe quickly became a favourite. A bit more inking and stamping and I decided I quite liked how it looked stamped multiple times and decided that would be the focal point of the card.
Tim Holtz Core-dinations card moved me towards the oranges and browns. I finally settled on Rusty Hinge, Dried Marmalade and Antique Linen.
I layered the stamped giraffes onto a piece of plain card coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I used my Cuttlebug and a bubble embossing folder to emboss a piece of Walnut Stain Core-dinations and sanded it lightly. I liked the way it echoed the giraffes spots on the stamp.
I created and then printed the stand TALL in Craft Artist (stand in DuTomChe font and TALL in ColdSpaghetti BTN)(how cool is that font name?). I cut it out and layered it onto another piece of card coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I used some lightly sanded Rusty Hinge Core-dinations for the base card and added 3 small adhesive pearls that I coloured using a Burnt Sienna Pro-Marker. (How is it that despite having a gazillion colours of adhesive pearls I didn't have any brown ones?)
I like the finished card even though I don't have a recipient in mind just yet.