Sunday, 24 October 2010

Long fellows cut short

Hope you're having a good weekend. It's lovely to be back home though a little frantic for me now, getting all my swaps ready for convention! Hard to believe that in a fortnight it'll be all over. In case you don't know what this convention is that I'm whittering on about, Stampin' Up! hold an annual 2 day event for demos - a chance to learn new crafting techniques, be inspired by other demos, swap, swap, swap and craft, craft, craft. (If you want to come along next year then join my team). I can't wait for it to roll around but I've still got so much to prepare that it's a good thing that there's still a week or so to go.

Anyway a quick little card for you today. Although the Long Fellows stamps seem ideal for long, thin images, there's no reason you can't cut them down to size for other types of layout.

Stamp set: Long Fellows (Level 2 hostess set)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive,
Punches: Scallop Square, 1-1/4" Circle, 1" Circle

The card blank is an A6 portrait in Crumb Cake. I punched a Scallop Square from each of the other colours and then stamped each of the Long Fellows animals (apart from the elephant) in the corresponding colour ink onto Whisper White card. For those that looked a little too plain just stamped (the alligator and the whale) I added a little more shading around the edges using a blender pen. The birthday wishes greeting was selectively stamped by colouring direct the the (tortoise) stamp with a marker. The animals and the sentiment were punched out with the 1" Circle and adhered direct to Crumb Cake circles punched with the 1-1/4" Circle. The Circles were popped up on dimensionals on top of their Scallop Squares and then popped up on the card front.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx


Elizabeth said...

I love what you did here. I am not sure about those long critters - but they look fab when cropped. X

SarahLP said...

I love them long.. but they look totally amazing here! SO excited to have my own set of these to play with! ;o)