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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Rustic Chalked Giraffe

This scenic stamp is from a half sheet of awesome safari images by I Brake For Stamps - see the sidebar for current sale info!

Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

I started this card by stamping the image on cream colored Stampin' Up! cs with black Staz-On ink. I colored it in with SU chalks as shown using the smallest applicators I have.

I tore off the bottom of the panel and then edged it with a sponge and Staz-On Timber Brown, then Distress Antique Linen. I layered this piece to a dark brown panel.

I punched holes in the upper corners and attached brown eyelets using a Crop-a-dile. (Life has been so good since I started using that instead of hammer!)

For the background paper, I started with a piece of ochre color cs. I ran the long edge of the Timber Brown pad lightly going in one direction, crumpled it up, smoothed it out, and then ran the black pad lightly over the ridges. I attached this panel to a dark brown panel.

To assemble the card, I tore a piece of coordinating cs and adhered a strip to the top and then used twine to wrap around a decorative stick and tie on the reverse, placing it over the cs accent. Then I wrapped some more twine around the branch, ran an end thru the eyelets and attached it to the back of the main image panel, before pop-dotting the panel to the card. The last step was to apply a couple fabric leaves and then trim them to fit the corner.

Thanks for looking!

3 comments:

Donalda's Blog said...

That is just gorgeous !!!!!!!

Trudy said...

Your scenics are always so colored and shaded. Another beautiful safari card!

leenda said...

This is such a handsome card!