Today's card features two sneak peeks from the soon-to-be released 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog: Tall Tales Designer Series paper, and the Animal Stories stamp set.
My color scheme simply follows the colors featured in the DSP: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, and Old Olive.
A fun tree print from Tall Tales serves as the main backdrop for the design- it was mounted onto a Chocolate Chip base. TIP: The two Chocolate Chip Jumbo brads were actually adhered first so that they wouldn't show through to the inside of the card.
A piece of Old Olive Textured CS was given a scallop border (using the punch), and matted with a slightly larger square of Chocolate Chip to give it a little more contrast to the DSP.
So Saffron Grosgrain (SAB Freebie) was wrapped around an Old Olive DSP print and attached next. TIP: when combining DSP be sure to balance large scale prints with smaller ones.
A Whisper White rectangle just seemed too plain to me. So I added a strip of So Saffron and a paper pierced border. The elephant, from Animal Stories, was inked up in Close to Cocoa and stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White before being snipped out and popped up on dimensionals.
Aren't the little Saffron elephants cute? They were actually snipped out from another Tall Tales print.
The sentiment, from Bitty Birthday, was inked up in Chocolate Chip and stamped onto Whisper White. A 1 1/4" circle punch was used to pop it out before it was matted onto a 1 3/8" circle of Old Olive and a So Saffron Scallop Circle.
I will be holding onto this card for my friends little boys' birthday this fall.
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Stamp Sets: Animal Stories (available July 1), Bitty Birthday (114934)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Close to Cocoa (103139)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), So Saffron (105118), Whisper White (100730), Old Olive Textured (108697), Close to Cocoa Textured (108697), Tall Tales DSP (available July 1)
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Crafter's Toolkit (104310), So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (SAB Freebie), 5/8" Jumbo Brads (112533), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)