Friday 25 April 2014

big stamps.....

This week I received Sheena Douglas's new stamp set and they really got my juices going. Then I read on the Simon Says Stamp challenge that it was about using big stamps and decided to start playing.

The other thing I wanted to use was my new gelatos that I bought from ally pally. So i stamped the indian arches on the matte side of centura pearl and embossed in ivory. I then shaded it in with gelatoe using my fingers to apply and blend. They are yummy and now i want more colours.....

Getting back to the card.....
I stamped the tiger in versamark and embossed in black and coloured him in with gelatos and fingers again. He is one amazing detailed. I fussy cut him and feathered around tail and cheek/whisker areas.

Then i stamped some leaves all around edges with fern and olive archival inks. I stamped and clear embossed more leaves using same inks. Then came the laborious task of fussy cutting. I must confess I lost the will to live.
I layered them over the stamped images to give impression of lush vegetation.

I stamped the sentiment in versamark and embossed in detail black. I die cut it with a spellbinders tag die and  coloured it with gelatos while still in die. I cut another piece in black and offset it at the back creating a shadow.
I assembled the card and matted and layered on black, orange and black and stuck to craft card base card. I stamped some images from same set in versamark creating a watermark effect on the side.

And viola'. I finally finished it. I hpe you like my offering. i sure did enjoy making it ( bar leaves). Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Fan-tastic Tuesday _ anything goes
Paper shelter - for the boys
Sister act card challenge - anything goes


  1. Absolutely fantastic, I love Tigers and just adore this card xx

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  3. Sorry about that, a gorgeous image and I love your colour choice to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. Gorgeous Design, thank you so much for joining in with the the fun over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it means a lot....I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and Good Luck in the draw....
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  5. Fabulous project hun and ty for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hugs Judith xxx

  6. Love your beautiful card. The embossed background you created is gorgeous. Love the great tiger image, too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

    1. thank you Alrik. i see you have commented on a few of my posts. tried to get onto your blog but didn't manage to leave any comments as couldn't navigate around. Aber toll karten xx

  8. A beautiful card, perfect for the men in our lives
    Thank for playing along with The Paper Shelter

  9. Very beautiful thanks for joining us at sister act this week and good luck
    Hugs Tonnie DT

  10. What a fantastic scene you have created here! Thank you for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    TPS DT