Welcome to the Ink Stamp Share Monthly blog hop. Our theme this month is Something New or In Colors. I’ve chosen to use a new bundle and one of the returning colors of the Color Refresh. I’m sure this color is new to lots of crafters.
This card uses the delightful alligator from the Zany Zoo bundle as well as black and white paper from the Zoo Crew patterned paper that is part of the suite. The Zoo Crew paper has lots of images that you can use the dies to cut out or fussy cut easily. The “other” side of each piece of patterned paper is a black and white pattern. I think you’ll love both sides. I chose to stamp and color the alligator and use a bit of silver foil behind him. The little flowers and sentiment are all part of the bundle, too. The “You’re too Wonderful” sentiment is just perfect for sending this card to my husband. He is so helpful and supportive in so many ways. I’ll be sending this card to him.
Instructions to make the Zoo crew zany alligator Card
- Cut a Thick Basic White card base 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 5 1/2″. Burnish and fold on the score line.
- Adhere a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Lemon LIme Twist card stock to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic Black card stock.
- Cut a 3 7/8″ x 3″ piece of black polka dot paper and adhere to the bottom of the Lemon Lime Twist card stock.
- Die cut the 3rd largest circle piece of Silver Foil.
- Stamp “your too wonderful” on a scrap of Basic White card stock and die cut with the 4th largest circle. Stamp slightly above the center to leave room for the flowers.
- Also using scraps, die cut two small flowers in Berry Burst and one in Lemon Lime Twist. Carefully save the center dots and adhere the Lemon Lime Twist center to the Berry Burst flower and Berry Burst center to the Lemon Lime Twist flower. (You will need to die cut an extra Lemon Lime Twist flower for a second center.)
- Adhere the three flowers to the white circle below the sentiment.
- Stamp the alligator on a scrap of Basic White and color with Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Smoky Slate blends. Use a Black Stamp & Write marker to color the tires.
- Use adhesive dots to attach the alligator to the foil circle. Use dimensionals to attach the white circle.
- Add five Parakeet Party In Color Dots to the area around the foil circle.
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