Thursday, 29 June 2017

A Little Wild

Hi Crafters,

Have you ever picked up a stamp set and just can't put it down because the possibilities are just endless? What started off as a day designated to catching up on housework, a few errands and appointments, ended up in a full afternoon and evening playing with this stamp set! Today I am going to share with you an adorable new stamp set "A Little Wild" that is perfect for baby cards, gift tags, etc.  

A Little Wild 

A Little Wild features three delightful characters - a lion, honey bear and elephant, and comes with a range of complementary stamps to create a variety of images or backgrounds.  Once I sat down and started creating with this set, I couldn't stop... grab a cuppa, pull up a chair and check out my latest designs...

A Little Wild - Honey Bear Baby

I was wanting a honeycomb effect for the background, and Stampin' Up! features a number of items that hit this nail on the head in a variety of ways, from their Hexagon Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder to their Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets.  I opted for the foil acetate sheets as they provided a lovely backdrop which didn't detract from the cute stamped images I wanted to be the main focal point. The card base used was Crumb Cake, layered with Very Vanilla.  

The honey bear, bee hive, bees and sentiment are all from A Little Wild stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink, and the edges of the stitched circle cutout & the honey bear are daubered around the edges in Sahara Sand.  Burlap Ribbon, a strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock & gold ribbon trim were added to make the central images pop, and the bees were raised using mini dimensionals to create a 3D effect. 

A Little Wild - Elephant Baby

For this card, my main intention was to having water shooting out the elephants trunk... easier said than done! I debated using the new embossing paste mixed with soft sky ink, and in the end opted to heat emboss the water drops using a retired stamp set.  So my apologies, as I have used retired product on this card.  The cardstock includes Whisper White, Pool Party, Berry Burst & Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (retired).  The elephant was stamped using A Little Wild stamp set in Memento Black Ink, and I heat embossed the heart & water droplets using a retired whale stamp set.  

Metallic black sequins were used, as was the lovely new Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon.  The sentiment was taken from the Baby Bear photopolymer stamp set.

A Little Wild - Lion Baby

Aren't these animals just adorable?!? And this lion is no exception.  Teaming the Calypso Coral cardstock with Night of Navy, Pool Party & Whisper White, this card is nifty for a newborn baby or for a toddler/ children's birthday card.  Simple but effective, the card was finished off using calypso coral enamel dots.

A Little Wild - Marbled Honey Bear

My last card was centred around the marbled background, easily created using the Marbled Clear Mount Background Stamp.  

Stampin' Tip:
The trick with using these large background clear stamps is to remove the sticker paper off the back of the stamp but DO NOT adhere the clear printed sticker on the back! This enables it to stick easily and smoothly onto your large clear block, providing a seamless flat stamped image. Alternatively, if you do not own a large clear acrylic block to adhere your stamp to, you can buy the wood mount stamp which is only a couple of dollars more.

This shaker card used a base colour palette of Soft Sky and Whisper White.  The sentiment was taken from the Floral Phases stamp set, and heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder.  Using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, I used my Big Shot machine to cut out the oval and scalloped oval shapes on Whisper White cardstock, and also my marbled background cardstock.  A clear acetate sheet was placed underneath the marbled background cutout, and foam strips adhered to create a shaker, 3D card.  Silver metallic sequins were placed inside, and the marbled layer was raised using dimensionals.  

To finish off the card, the honey bear and bees were stamped in Early Espresso, and coloured in using an aqua painter & ink.  The leaves were punched out using a retired bird punch, and the flower was diecut from the Flourish Thinlits Dies, in Berry Burst & a Rhinestone Jewel placed in the centre.

I hope you have liked the cards on display today and inspired you to try out some new stamps and background ideas.  

Till next time, have a lovely day :)

Lorin xx

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