Some time ago, I saw a card on a blog - (for the life of me, cannot remember the blog, or the lady's name), and thought, yeah, I like that. I have that cardstock, I have that stamp, I could easily do that!
Well, I can't lol. :)
I went and grabbed the stamp, thought nah, I'll change it a bit and grabbed the crocodile stamp instead (from whipper snapper), grabbed the cardstock -Stampin Up Green Galore, Gable Green, Whisper White, grabbed some black paper (another layer of cardstock would make the card heavy) and my trusty coloured pencils.
I also grabbed the stamp - Snappy Birthday from SU (I really love this stamp - only 2x in the set appeal to me. The other is the santa hat!) And, snappy birthday goes with a crocodile, a crab, a turtle....you get the picture?
But, I digress - I stamped and coloured the image. P was hanging off my arm wanting to help me. In the end, I gave her a crocodile to colour in and sent her on her way.......
I thought I would give the card some texture, and used my cuttlebug with the mesh embossing folder (haven't used the bug for a month or so....feeling slightly guilty about that) and ran the cardstock through. I cut the cardstock to size first, as I find that when I emboss, then cut, it never cuts properly, the cardstock tears, and the pattern flattens slightly....or is it only me?
I made the first 2x cards pretty plain, then I thought, why not give the texture some colour. So I smeared the green ink over the card....but then Penny sidetracked me again, and I forgot to use another colour, just to see how it would look. I had planned to use another shade of green, maybe some brown or black - try to make it look crocodilish.
Anyway, I still like the way the cards turned out:
What do you think? All constructive comments gratefully received :)
Until next time