Who knew the last 4 years would fly by so quickly? He's growing up so fast and it's hard to believe that he will turn 4 next week.
He's a tall boy and this card I think will bring a smile to his face.
The animal stamps are an older set from Pink and Main, Happy Birthday stamp from Stamper's Anonymous (Tim Holtz collection) Crazy Talk.
A masking technique was used to stack the animals.. Masking is easy to do and requires stamping off on a piece of tissue paper (masking material) or even copy paper and trimming to fit the stamped image.
TIP: If there are any components on the stamp you do not want to appear, use a little bit of blue painters tape to cover those parts, ink up your stamp and then remove the tape. If you're using a fast drying ink, huff a little on the stamp to refresh the ink on the stamp.
Now, layer the mask you stamped previously and ink and stamp the next image. In this card, the elephant was stamped first. The lion second, the turtle and monkey are a combined image on one stamp and they were stamped over the mask of the lion. Pretty simple, but is a fun process. Color with water soluble pencils. In this case, I used Caran D'Arche supracolor soft pencils for this card. They do blend well, dry or wet.
A sheet of color block paper (in blues) was used for the backing on the AC smooth white cardstock base.
Birthday "season" has arrived! Looking forward to making each one a little special this year.
Thanks for stopping by. Hoping you're able to fit some creative time into your crowded days. Keep nurturing your spirit! It does much good for your mental health too.