Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tiger and Elephant

I'm back. Now I know these cards aren't strictly stamping but I think that these particular 3d's are different and lend themselves to being jazzed up a bit.
Both these cards were done in a class but only with the base card, the 2 pieces of dsp and the 3d image. I wanted to put my own 'stamp' on them to be a bit different.

All the edges of the top pieces that have been 3d'd have been inked around the edges with brown ink. This one I used Tim Hotlz's distress ink Vintage Photo. Uninked edges don't blend in with the pic and look unfinished. The greeting has beens tamped and clear embossed with Vintage Photo distress ink and this ink CAN be embossed if you are quick. The ribbon is from a pack I found online one day. It's not easy to get different animal ribbons. This pack has a zebra, leopard, tiger, and a couple of others. The beads I picked up at Needleworx here in Mackay on Monday. Thought they would be cool with these cards. I used retired SU black hemp to thread the beads onto. A photo corner with a brad finished it off. I'm really happy with the way this card has turned out.

This one of the elephant I had started ages ago but wasn't finished and had a different ribbon on it and I didn't like the way it was, so today I got into it and fixed it up. The twill tape is from SU and the twine is retired SU black hemp. Again I've added the beads. This time I used some metal photo turns that I had in my stash. Again the edges have been inked in brown ink, I think I used Versamagic Jumbo Java on this one and the greeting (retired SU set) has been stamped and clear embossed with Jumbo Java as well.
My silly sense of humour came out here, 'cause elephants aren't supposed to forget, are they?? rofl Well I was amused anyway!!! It's the little things you know...

Thanks for looking.


Mandy Schiller said...

Very cute Leigh!


Jean said...

Leigh, this idea of 3d work is certainly different. I am sure this technique shows up much better IRL. I love how you have finished off the cards - embellishments, wording etc. Great pictures and I bet you had fun putting them together.