Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stamping 411 Animal Stories

Good Morning Everyone!

Time for another Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411

I decided to use the Animal Stories set for this challenge. I actually was going to use the other gorgeous side of this Designer Series paper and turned it over to tape it and saw that I had some pretty cool scenery going on….so I built on that. The DSP is called Tall Tales from Stampin’ Up!


Now here is my interpretation:

ssc110 Animal Stories

The base of the cardstock is So Saffron and is cut to 5 1/2” x 8 1/2 “ and folded in half. I ran it through the Big Shot with a Texturz plate to of course give some texture.

I then used the large Scallop Bigz Die to cut the Designer Paper and my Circle Scissors to mat it onto some Old Olive Cardstock. I set the Circle Scissors at 4 3/4” and cut.

I stamped the Giraffe with So Saffron and kissed it with the stamps from Circle Circus (Thanks Tammy for brining back this favorite technique) in Close to Cocoa. By kissing I mean you stamp the main image and then before you stamp it to paper add a design by inking up another stamp with a different color and stamping directly to the rubber…then huff (heavy breathing here) and stamp! I did a little Faux Stitching added a bit of ribbon and finished it off with a cute little button. Ta Da!!!!

I hope you enjoyed my sketch card this week and will play along over at I’d love to see you there.

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Robin Merriman said...

This is fabulous, Lee. I love how he looks like he just walked out of the scene! Super job!

Connie said...

This is so cute, Lee! Great job with the sketch.

Selene Kempton said...

Amazing job with this sketch. I love this paper and your choices with technique.. I love that you used circle circus.. how clever.. I might be casing this one!

Selene Kempton said...

I love this paper, and your choices of color.. I really had to read about your kissing to figure out how you did this... Awesome! See you in a few days my friend.