Here are the instructions for the stunning animal cards in our August 2011 Animal Magic gallery.
Designer: Joanne Allison
Stamps used… Crafty Secrets: Wizard of Oz; Adore Alphabet
Stamp the lion with Espresso dye ink and colour with your choice of media (I used Copics). Stamp the crown, colour and cut it out and glue to the lion’s head. Sponge the edges of the image panel with Vintage Photo ink, mat onto brown cardstock and stitch to blue panel. Add a banner with the sentiment stamped or printed onto it and stitch the whole lot to the card front, leaving the banner tips loose and curling it slightly by rolling gently along a paintbrush handle. Finish with three brown brads.
Stamps available from The Craft Barn, www.thecraftbarn.co.uk
Designer: Hels Sheridan
Stamps used…Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection: Purely Random (CMS088)
I have made a 6” square card using the gorgeous sketched Elephant from this popular Tim Holtz Mini Collection set. I stamped the elephant using Coffee Archival Ink and the card was coloured with Distress Inks before being layered onto co-ordinating Bazzill cardstock. I used the wrinkle free distress technique on my craft sheet and dipped cream card into the ink. This was then punched with a Martha Stewart border punch and made into a banner for the centre of the card. I added seam binding which I had coloured using Distress Stains to add a little extra texture to the card.
Stamps available from The Stamp Attic, www.thestampattic.co.uk
Designer: Jo Capper-Sandon
Stamps used… Art Journey: Christmas
Take an A6 folded cardstock and place a mask (Prima. 505604) over the card. Blend various inks – Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk and Soap Powder and Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge and Broken China – over the card blank to colour. Flick water onto the card to ‘bleach’ the inks, then blot the water with a paper towel. Stamp the camel train in black ink. The text is a download by Paper Whimsy.
Stamps available from www.artjourney.nl
Designer: Melanie Quin for Crimson Cloud
Stamps used… Hero Arts: Timely Bird
Stamp the Timely Bird twice on cream card using Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire. Using a waterbrush, blend the Distress Ink on the bird's head and clock. Die cut a circle from this stamped image. Cover with Versamark and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Repeat three times to get a thick enamel. Mat onto a larger circle cut from blue card. Die cut the different layers and flower petals using Spellbinders Nestabilities and Grand Nestabilities. Use the Distress inkpad to ink around the edges of the sentiment. Mat together the different layers and assemble the flowers with a pearl brad. Put together the card using hat pins and feathers behind the flower.
Stamps available from Crimson Cloud, www.crimsoncloud.co.uk
Designer: Kim Costello
Stamps used… October Afternoon: Ducks in a Row
Create a background by stamping the clouds and sun, then airbrush the sky. Stamp each duck with black ink onto white card. Apply a layer of glue then adhere Fun Flock to the ducks, cream for the ducklings and white for the larger duck. Finish the features with markers and cut out. Create a wooden waterfront from kraft card, dry emboss and ink to enhance. To construct waves trim three Core’dinations cardstock pieces with decorative edges, sand edges, score and adhere to the front of the card, spacing evenly. Stamp the sentiments and assemble the card as shown using dimensional adhesive.
Stamps available from The Craft Emporium, www.craft-emporium.co.uk
Designer: Louise Crosbie for Crafty Individuals
Stamps used… Crafty Individuals CI-297 (ducks); CI-293 (flowers)
Paint the key cabinet cream. Allow to dry then apply a layer of duck egg blue paint with an almost dry brush. Allow to dry then
stamp the flowers on randomly. Distress the paint and the wood with sandpaper. Add gold leaf in a distressed patchy manner. Now attach the flourish (inked with Jumbo Java Versamagic) and rub gold gilt wax polish lightly over the raised parts and edges again in a random patchy distressed manner. Add ribbon and the numbers. Stamp ducks with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink on to a piece of aged paper and cut to size. Glue on to front of cabinet. Add gold leaf around edges of stamped image. Inside the cabinet is painted with a blue colour wash and has straw, feathers, and fake eggs attached to the bottom.
Stamps available from Crafty Individuals, www.craftyindividuals.co.uk
Designer: Fleur Pearson
Stamps used… Lili of the Valley: Mix It and Make It
Cut a 16.5cm (6 ½”) square of card and sand the edges. Cut various sized mats from card and patterned paper, distress the edges and stitch onto the background. The ribbon is scrunched up and sewn in place. Stamp the image using Versafine and water colour with Distress Inks (Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw). Shade using Walnut Stain. To finish the card add a spray of paper flowers, punched leaves, a die cut dragonfly (Magnolia Doohickey die) and pearls.
Designer: Joanne Wardle
Stamps used… Papermania Pampered Pets: Sitting Pretty
Stamp the image onto an A6 Papermania recycled card blank. Colour with Derwent Coloursoft pencils using colours white, peach, pale brown, brown, baby blue, blue, and electric blue. Use the colours to give the image shape and definition. Add white highlights to lift areas of the image. Glue a blue bead onto the cat’s collar. Repeat the process for the envelope, stamping the image to the left hand side, but do not add the bead.
Stamp available from Do-Crafts stockists including www.craftaholicsupplies.co.uk
Designer: Petra Boettcher for De Stempelwinkel
Stamps used… Rubberstampave: Lion; Enchanted Ink: Southern Woodlands plate; De Stempelwinkel: Plate 84 (‘Wild Thing’ text)
Cut a panelled card design, cut cream and blue cardstock to fit each of the panels and ink the edges. Add a dotted border as shown using Copic marker E59. Add pieces of animal print felt to the side panels. Stamp the central panel with the fern using Adirondack Acrylic Dabber in Sandal, wrap with ribbon and add brads before gluing in place. Stamp the lion image in StazOn Timber Brown onto cream cardstock, add a dotted border as before, mat and glue onto the central panel. Stamp the ‘Wild Thing’ text stamped onto cream card and cut into a label shape. Finish the card with some metal embellishments.
Updated: 04 July 2011