Monday, September 7, 2009

Wild Mojo

This weekend I spent time caring for 2 friends' animals while they got away for the holiday. After getting our own animals down for the night I counted up that I had just finished tending 13 chickens, many fish, 5 cats, 2 bunnies, and 2 dogs. So with animals on the brain, I reached for my Animal Stories stamp set this morning once I checked out mojomonday sketch 103.
I did flip the sketch sideways, but other than that it is straight forward.

  • Tall Tales designer series paper helped this card go together quickly

  • colors are soft suede, old olive, so saffron, and whisper white

  • gold brads anchor the hemp twine on each side

  • the spiral punch lends some pizzaz to the paper strip (that punch is a bargain at only $10.95)

It's hard to see, but I did use the Shimmer Paint (yes, I am still loving it) on the giraffe.

Sponging the stamp with the shimmer paint, then inking it in soft suede, gives a shimmery --almost embossed-- look!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!



Sarah said...

That is a lot of animals!
Cute, cute card! love the shimmer.

Alicia said...

Love how you exchanged the two side panels with embellishments very imagintive.

Anonymous said...

This is a very cute card! :) What size is this card? Do you sell this size cards (cardstock) in your online store?

Tasha Hickert said...

To Anonymous...this card is a standard A2 size which is 4-1/4"x5-1/2". That is a sheet of cardstock (8-1/2"x11") cut in 1/2, then folded. There are 62 colors of cardstock to choose from in my online store.

Thanks for asking!

Eugene said...

Not one of your quickies for sure, Tasha, at least not in my eyes. Lots of embellishing with brads and strings. Looks like you're trying to keep the horse tied up in the coral! Lol. Really a fun piece.
Cool cardin',

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is adorable!

Lori said...

WOW very cool card. Nice job!

Deanne K said...

Love your card - your image is awesome!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the shimmer paint and your design with the twine! Great card!

Andrea M said...

This is a fantastic card! It's so original and...just plain awesome! The giraffe is stamp is so cute.