Sunday, 11 February 2018

Hiding in the jungle

I'm sorry to be deluging you with posts today - I've had a busy few days of crafting and now I have a hectic week ahead and may not get chance to post at all. So I'm having a bit of a blitz today.

This is one of those cards that is just so much easier to make when you have a stamping platform!

First of all I put the CLOSED card in the Misti, using the Creative Corners to position the card, placed the animals ( a set that was a magazine freebie) where I wanted them to be peeping out, drew lightly around their heads to show where I wanted the apertures and closed the platform to pick the stamps up on the clear plate. Then I removed the card, leaving the corners in place to make sure I replaced it in exactly the same spot.

Next I stamped jungle leaves, from a couple of Uniko sets, all over the front of the card. Then I taped circle dies over the pencil markings, so that each head would appear to be peeping through a circle, and cut the apertures.

Now I returned the card to the Misti, positioning it inside the corners, but this time I opened out the card and turned the front panel to the back, so I was stamping on the inside. Then I inked the pre-positioned stamps and stamped the images. I coloured them in with watercolour markers rather than alcohol ones, so the ink wouldn't show on the back of the card, although I could have used the alcohol ones and covered the back panel with a spare piece of card - but I've only just thought of that. Although you can't see them on the photo, I stamped a few more bits inside - some grass for the giraffe  and tiger to stand on and a vine for the monkey to swing on,

Finally I turned the front panel back to the front and re-creased the fold.

Now, please don't point out to me that tigers and giraffes don't live on the same continent - I know that, and had intended using the lion and not the tiger, but he was facing the wrong way and looked all wrong!

I am sharing this with

Make My Monday - Going around in circles

Inkspirational - Aperture card



Dotty Jo said...

This is great, Jane! You should send it to the magazine for publication! Jo x

Margarets designer cards said...

Briliant card, love the jungle and your design

cotnob said...

A super card Jane, adorable critters and fun design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Cara said...

Artistic licence, animals can live wherever they fancy! This is so cute and I love how they are peeking through the leaves x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, great design.

Barb said...

A lovely card Jane and clever use of your stamping platform! Barbxx

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Shauna said...

Yay.. this is such a fun little animal card! Your three apertures are perfect for the challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

sweetpea said...

a real fun card, thanks for sharing it with us at MMM challenge Janet DT

cm said...

How adorable your critters, peeking through the jungle! A clever, delightful take on 'aperture'; thrilled to see you in the Inkspirational gallery!