Tuesday, December 21, 2010
My goodness, I could totally write a post on how many attempts it took to get this card from idea to finished card. Let's just say I have enough of each animal cut out to make at least two more cards.
The stamp is "All the Animals Stacked Up" from Eat Cake Graphics, stamped on October Afternoon and Stampin' Up patterned paper and heat embossed with black (makes it a bit easier to see on the patterned paper and to cut out). I stamped the entire image onto Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado and cut it out, leaving a small border. Almost all of the animals could fit through the small Xyron adhesive runner, which I love to use to adhere paper pieced things. To get Miss Bessie Cow through, I took out the cartridge from the X and it gave me enough room so she just fit.
I stamped the message (also from ECG) onto some kraft and tried out my new distress ink (fun!). Then the whole stack was popped up with dimensionals onto some Echo Park Christmas paper (yes, more distress ink practice the edges), bordered with Ripe Avocado and kraft.
I'm just sayin' that the recipient of this card better love it or I'm asking for it back.