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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Shirley Goes On Safari

I've been playing with the Artsy Tribal Doodles stamp club set again. This time, I wanted to make my own tribal patterned paper so that I could die cut some giraffe and elephant shapes using Deepti's Tweet Love dies.

I started off by stamping some of the shapes onto white card. Rather than stamp each image individually, I put four of the shapes onto one acrylic block so that I could fill the sheet quicker.

I can't stamp in a straight line to save my life, but it didn't matter because I was die cutting shapes from it.

Once the sheet was stamped, I filled in some of the gaps with the small dot stamp, then die cut my shapes.

On to the background. I sponged Distress Inks across a panel of white card, splashed with water then stamped the leaves (from Trendy Leaves).  I used the new Stitched Snow Hills die to cut a hill from green card, stamped the sentiment (from The Bee's Knees Birds of Paradise), then attached it to my sponged panel.

All that was left was to place my giraffe so that he looks like he's nibbling the leaves.

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  1. How clever to use the tribal doodle stamps for the giraffe, such a fun card x

  2. Love the fun patterns and your pretty background! Great colors!

  3. the animals are cute. Great that you
    could get things like an eye in the correct
    spot with the stamping.
    fun idea

  4. On my goodness - what a fabulous giraffe and the beautiful background is wonderful

  5. Lovely card. Every detail is in harmony with the overall design. Those tribal stamps make a perfect background. Your background is beautiful. Cheers!

  6. I am so inspired by your sponged and water splattered background..Stamped with your Trendy Leaves Shirley. I love how you added your stitched hills and creatively stamped and die cut Tweet Love animal. TFS...My wishlist just keeps, growing and growing :-) Hugs, nancy


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