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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!


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!