Thursday, December 6, 2007

A Clear Advantage

There are some very distinct advantages to clear stamps. This is one of them. This giraffe from My Favorite Things normally looks straight ahead but I wanted to tilt his head so he could look up. All I did was bend his neck and then stick him to the acrylic block. This is a very cool feature. You can see in the card below why I wanted this. My little giraffe is looking to the sky seeing his monkey friend float away with his balloons.
I don't do one layer cards very often, mostly because they can be sometimes intimidating. To me it is a very raw look at elements and they need to be done VERY well to be effective. I just love the vibrancy in the alcohol inks so I used my aquapainter to apply the color to these images. I sketched a little ground and cloud and the stamps did the rest. The animals are from "It's a jungle out there" the balloons from the new "Icing on the cake" and the sentiment from the "essential sentiments" sets all from My Favorite Things! I just love it when sets work together!

Happy Stamping!


Shannan said...

So so cute Sherrie!!

Deborah said...

Great card Sherrie! Thanks for the cool tip on the flexibility of the acrylic stamps! I will give that a go! Deb