Here's today's card:
Once again, I went into my trusty pre-colored Dreamweaver scrap drawer and pulled the background piece for the elephant stencil. The paper is glossy and I (believe) I used the 'smoosh' technique where I sprayed 2-3 colors of Memories Mists in Margarita, Orange Juice and Strawberry Daiquiri onto glossy cardstock. I 'smooshed' another piece of glossy cardstock over the first piece and peeled it off to reveal the smoosh!
The baby elephant was laid over the dried glossy panel and traced using a Small Sized Black Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen and then the stencil was removed. The tangle designs used the Xtra Small Sized Black Faber-Castll Pitt Artist Pen as well as the Small pen.
Once the tangling was done, I wanted to add embellishments (of course!) and I had a previously Gelatoed piece leftover from tomorrow's project consisting of greens which worked beautifully for my Dreamweaver diecut leafy branch and petite ferns. The sentiment from Stampendous Wild Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black onto a scrap from my Dreamweaver drawer. It was diecut with (I believe) a Spellbinders, but I've lost the packaging I've had it so long.
Here's a fun discovery, as I was assembling the card and layering the cardstock panels, I had pulled a painted scrap from my Dreamweaver drawer. It looked a little too plain to me, so I laid the Dreamweaver I-Beams stencil over it wondering if a baby wipe would remove some of the paint. It worked! Happy dance! So now I had my jungle primitive background panel.
One more embellishment to go and that was to grab some rafia and hot glue strands into the corner. Remember, even if you have thick strands of rafia that you glued in place, take a pin (or even small scissors) and run it up the length of rafia to create skinnier strands. Works like a charm! Cut them in various lengths as desired.
Hope you enjoyed my jungle card today! Before you go to the next designer's blog, I'd love you to leave me a comment! See you tomorrow!
Lyn Bernatovich (that's me!)