Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Livin' the Wild Life!

This is as wild as my life gets these days...playing with the Wildlife Reserve stamp set! That's OK...I'm lovin' every minute I get to play with new stamps! My Mother-in-law just got this set, and lucky for me she always insists that I use her stamps also. :-) When first looking at this set, I was stumped as to how to use the smaller images. So I looked in the Splitcoast gallery to see if anyone else had some ideas. I came across this card which I used for my inspiration. I loved the unique layout, and I doubt I would have thought of that myself.

First, I cut out an oval shape on some scrap paper using my Coluzzle. I then traced that shape lightly in the center of my kraft card stock. I stamped my images around my penciled guide line using basic black ink. Next, I centered my Coluzzle template over my stamped images and carefully cut my oval shape being careful to stop before I cut into part of the animal design. After I had most of the oval shape already cut, I carefully trimmed the remaining card stock next to each animal.

Now that the hard part was done, I got to go to the fun part...coloring! I used both my pastels and watercolor pencils to color the animals. It was quick and easy to add a hint of color on the Kraft card stock. Then I stamped a background using my Weathered stamp inked in Artichoke. The Shakespeare quote comes from the Touch of Nature set. I stamped that in Chocolate Chip to match the mat. To finish this, I used the Ticket Corner punch and some copper brads in each corner. I didn't glue down the edges of the animals, so they kind of pop off the page and look a little bit 3-D. I really like the way this card turned out!

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