Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Zoo Crew and Paper Smooches!

I have loved Paper Smooches stamps from day one. With all my design team work I rarely found time to stamp with other companies products. I am finding it sooooo liberating to create with whatever I want to. I now have the time and I am happy about that!

I picked up Zoo Crew and made sure to ink it up right away. I stuck to some pretty clean and simple designs for my cards. Both of these were made for some challenges on Splitcoast last week. 

I love Alligators.  Not the real ones, but the cute, and whimiscal ones. I also love the saying, "later Gator". So this was my choice when I went to make this card with the sketch on SCS. It was Card sketch 442.  

In place of the oval from the sketch, I opted for the Gator. I stamped him on x-press it blending card stock, colored him with copics,  and then cut him out. I placed him in a grassy panel and tied on some twine. I stamped the sentiment in Steel Blueink. 

Another favorite animal of mine is the giraffe. They are so mesmerizing, graceful, and beautiful. The one in this stamp set is a cutie-pie!

Beate has THIS awesome tutorial on Magical Masking tape. Once I chose my colors, this process was SO fast and I think it made a stunning card. It is an easy technique. You use Glossy cardstock and ink up some masking tape (I used painters tape, it has a lower tack and doesn't stick to your card stock) strips and stamp them onto your background. Once it's dried, you can stamp whatever you want over top of it. 

I used Brown Stazon ink so I didn't have to worry about my image smudging on the Glossy cardstock. My background was created with MFT inks in Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, and Berrylicious inks.

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  1. Such cute cute cards Lisa! And I know what you mean about design team commitments - it's nice to make a card just for the fun of it. :D

  2. So adorbs!!!! PS has always tickled me! Now they are a member company at SCS!!!! WOOT!!!

  3. Too cute, Lisa! The gater card is my favorite. He's adorable!

  4. Lisa these are darling!!The little gator is tooo cute with those dps :) Your masking tape technique with the sweet little giraffe made a dynamite card! Happy 4th :)

  5. Super cute cards Lisa! Love the little gator in the grass! Very clever!

  6. Both of these are so darn cute! Love the alligator in the die cut grass. :)

  7. Oh my these are too too fun!!! My fave animal is the giraffe, too!!! He's so cute on his tri color background !! Love it!! :)) :)) But, the gator is even more adorable hiding in the grass!!! ;)) look out!!! ;))
    Great cards!! I've said it a few times this year... Paper smooches makes the CUTEST critters around!!! :))

  8. These are AMAZING, Lisa! I LOOOOOOOOOOVE how you've used lots of greens for that gator card! And the inking for the background on the second is SUPER BEAUTIFUL! LOVE both cards:)

    I hope you join in the fun with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! I can't wait to see what you create <3


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