Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Zoology Birthday Card

I love taking grandkids to the zoo. We've had lots of good times there. It's a perfect birthday spot. So Here's a card I made for a grandson following the challenge at CCEE Stampers to make a card with a favorite zoo animal.

I cut out elephants from Basic Grey's Marrekech paper and mounted it on Close To My Heart paper. Then I stamped and layered several elements from three stamp sets the way I do when scrapbooking. I call it clustering. I stamp several things that I think would look good together using different colors. Then I "play" with them until I have a good combination.  Thanks, ladies, for the great inspiration. I probably wouldn't have made a card like this if it wasn't for your ideas.

5" x 6.5" Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey "Marrekech" Close To My Heart "Mayberry," Colonial White, Garden Green, Dutch Blue, Vanilla cardstock
Stamps - CTMH - "Zoology" (elephant, ticket), Limited Edition (large tag, good times), "Heartfelt Treasures"(leaves)
Inks - Dutch Blue, Moonstruck, Olive
Other - CTMH Pewter Badge Button, Outdoor Denim Twill (retired)

1 comment:

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

What an awesome birthday card for your grandson! I love the elephants! Thanks for playing with the CCEE Stampers!