I was asked to make a card for a friend who had a baby shower to go to. I wanted to make something that was a bit different from every other baby card going around, so I decided to combine a few stamp sets to create my card. The first idea that popped into my head was Noah’s Ark so I looked to see which stamp sets had animals in them that I could use. I ended up using Bird Banter (which will be retiring at the end of May), along with A Little Wild, Bella & Friends and This Little Piggy (which are carrying over into the new catalogue) and Animal Outing which is a new stamp set from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue which will be available from 1st June 2018.
Here is the card I came up with …
I first stamped all of the images in Black Archival ink and set to work with the Watercolour pencils and Blender pens. Once I had finished colouring all of these, I then fussy cut the majority of the images with the exception of the pig and lion which I used the layering circles to cut them out. I had to mirror stamp the giraffe image to get them looking both ways.
To make the ark, I used Soft Suede cardstock and used a bowl to trace the curved edges before cutting it out. Both the base and the top part of the ark were then run through the Big Shot using the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder. I used Early Espresso cardstock for the trims on the ark.
The background was created by sponging Soft Sky ink with sponge daubers and then I used the Shimmery White Embossing Paste with the cloud stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. I created the water using Marina Mist card stock and then stamped the water image from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set in Marina Mist ink. I then finished off the water by using the 3/4″ circle punch to create the waves.
It’s amazing what you can come up with when you start with an idea, start creating and build the image. What stamp sets would you combine to come up with a card?
This week I’m playing along with 2 challenges, Craftaholics R Us and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Why not join a long with a challenge, it’s a great place to get inspiration for your creations.
Until next time, happy stamping