Animal Outing Foiled
I love having a granddaughter who loves art. Whenever I need to spend the day in my craft room, Miss Amelia is right there at her table – painting, stamping, using glitter (with a lot of supervision!), coloring, and more.
One of the downsides, though, is when I create a project she really likes. She’ll ask, “Can this be mine?” When she looks at me with those big, blue eyes, and smiles so big her little dimples show, how can I say no? Especially when she follows all that cuteness with a “thumbs-up?”
So, since this is now one of her cards, I’m going to rely on memory (and hopefully a good photo) when I tell you how it was made.
I found a piece of Copper (or maybe Gold) Foil that I had colored with Brusho Crystal Colour. It seemed a shame to just let it sit there, so I decided to create something with it. I wanted to use the Stampin’ Up! Animal Outing Stamp Set and Animal Friends Thinlits (of course, I bundled them and saved 10%). Oh, wait. No, I didn’t. Animal Outing was a set that Stampin’ Up! gave us at OnStage in April, so I, of course, had to buy the thinlits. But you can bundle and save 10%.
Free stamps is a perk of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. And you can definitely enjoy all the perks with the super promotion right now. Select $125 in product for only $99 and add a color collection of brand new Classic Stampin’ Pads!
I heat embossed the sentiment using Versamark and Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (YAY! It’s back!!). Then I added some stamped leaves. I used Jet Black StazOn to stamp the leaves, since I was stamping on a Foil Sheet.
I knew I wanted to use the giraffe. He’s my favorite! I stamped him (her?) on Whisper White Cardstock, then colored with ink and Blender Pens or Aqua Painters. I’m going to just guess here, since Amelia has the card, but I think it looks like Pineapple Punch and Early Espresso (or maybe Soft Suede).
I colored my stamped leaves with a Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker. I knew it would be very faint, because it’s a water based marker on non-porous material. (My new color Stampin’ Blends came today, so I’ll have more options!) But that’s ok, because I also planned to die-cut more leaves from Call Me Clover Cardstock.
When I die-cut the giraffe, I added a little more of a cut to his mouth so it would look like he was actually chomping the leaves.
I added the foil to a Basic Black layer, then to a Call Me Clover card base. Thanks, Amelia, for sharing you card with all of us!
And thank you for stopping by Stamping with Buffy (and Amelia!). Have a lovely day!