Hello friends! Today I'm sharing some tall and skinny card ideas with the new Zodiac animals stamp sets from Mama Elephant. These cards measure 3 1/2" x 9" (created from a piece of smooth white cardstock) and fit in a basic business envelope.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
Watch the creation of these 2 zodiac animals tall & skinny cards from start to finish below or click HERE to watch in HD:
Here's a look at the Zodiac animals tall & skinny cards side by side. Aren't these fun?!!! And stay tuned in the coming months as Mama Elephant will be releasing additional Zodiac critters to add to the collection!
To create the scene I inked a 3 1/2" x 9" card base with Hero Hues Pool Party Reactive Ink. Three borders were die cut with Grassy Trio Creative Cuts Dies, inked with Hero Hues Key Lime Fizz and Green Apple Reactive Inks with a blending brush and adhered along the bottom edge of the tall and skinny card base.
The Thanks Script Creative Cuts die was die cut from smooth white cardstock adhered to Fun Foam with Stick It Adhesive. The greeting was inked with Lawn Fawn Lobster Red Ink and adhered to the card base as shown.
A sentiment from the Zodiac Ox Stamp Set was stamped on Hero Hues Pitch Black cardstock with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The phrase was die cut using a Sentiment Strips die and adhered to the design with foam adhesive.
The cows and other images from the Zodiac Ox Stamp Set were stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Inkon3 Fadeout No Line Coloring Ink and colored in with the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:
Cows: Natural Gray, Gray Tint, Blender, Pink Haze, Beige, Light Beige, Tea Rose
Mug: Beige, Light Beige, Haze Blue, Blenders
Milk: Blue Haze, Gray Tint, Blender
Hat: Natural Gray, Gray Tint, Deep Red
The images were die cut with the coordinating dies and adhered to the pasture scene as shown.
A black gel pen was used to add detail to the eyes and Honey Bee Stamp Kiss Me Hearts were added to the design for a little pop of color and embellishment.
To create the panel for the front of the card I used the Sew Fancy Circles to die cut circles from a 3 1/2" x 9" panel of smooth white cardstock. I temporarily adhered the circles to the back of the panel to ink the design with Lawn Fawn Butter and No 2 Pencil dye inks with a blending brush. FYI, you could totally ink the panel before die cutting. In fact that would probably be better but I kind of thought I would ink the circles in a different color. Why? I don't know. Obviously that would have been a mistake! LOL
On the card base I used the panel to help line up and adhere the circles. I stamped a greeting from the Zodiac Mouse Stamp Set using the Lawn Fawn No 2 Pencil Ink. I die cut the Tri Window "Hugs" greeting from the panel and then adhered the panel to the card base with foam adhesive.
Foam adhesive was also die cut using the Tri Window "Hugs" greeting twice and adhered those to the die cut openings in the panel. I adhered the inked die cut letters on top and finished with a layer of Glossy Accents. I did this step right off the bat to give the Glossy Accents a chance to completely dry.
The mice and other images from the Zodiac Mouse Stamp Set were stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Inkon3 Fadeout No Line Coloring Ink and colored in with the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:
Mice: Mid Gray, Brick Beige, Blender, Pink Haze
Cheese: Light Brown, Flesh Colour
Milk Carton: Light Blue, Blue Haze
Cookie: Mid Brown, Oatmeal, Blender
The images were die cut with the coordinating dies and adhered to the die cut circle opening as shown. Aren't they adorable?!!!!
A black gel pen was used to add detail to the eyes and Honey Bee Stamp Kiss Me Hearts were added to the design for a little pop of color and embellishment. Hearts are the answer to everything!
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