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Saturday, June 21, 2008

It's a ZOO in here!

(A short tent topper tutorial is included with the last card in this posting!)

I love making elegant cards. I love making pretty cards. I love making baby cards. But my favorite cards to make are cutesy cards with animals. Here are some animals you might find at the zoo.

I love this Hokey Pokey saying. I knew what card I would make first with it as soon as I saw it in the catty! This card uses SCS sketch challenge #168.

Stamps: Tickled Pink, Smarty Pants
Paper: kraft, chocolate chip, pretty in pink DSP, white
Ink: black, brown stazon
Accessories: pretty in pink & apricot markers, Copic gray marker, taffeta ribbon, paper piercer & mat stack

I wouldn't be "lion" when I say that you are welcome to visit any time.... at my blog. Now, if you wanted to visit me at home, you have to let me know in advance if you're a neat freak.... because then I would have to clean my house. LOL!

This color combo and sketch are from a demo Stampin' Success magazine. I wish I had thought to layer the mane on the lion. I'll have to go back and do that.

Stamps: Wild About You, Be Design
Paper: ruby red, brocade blue, more mustard, white
Ink: more mustard, brocade blue, craft white
Accessories: ribbon, WWC, slit punch, eyelet, paper piercer & mat stack, dimensionals

This last card is called a tent topper. You start with a 4.25 square card that opens at the bottom. Then you add the topper. Your topper can be any shape you'd like. Use a standard A2 card (5.5 x 4.25) as your guide so that it isn't too tall for the envelope.

Stamps: Zoofari, Canvas, Short & Sweet, Crab & Company (hat), Great Impressions (paws)
Paper: chocolate chip, ruby red, more mustard, white
Ink: brown stazon, chocolate chip, ruby red
Accessories: SU markers, cutter kit, CM custom cutting system, Marvy scallop punch, hemp
Technique: distressing, tent topper

All supplies used are from Stampin' Up unless noted differently.

1 comment:

SmilynStef said...

Love that sentiment with the flamingos ... so fun.