I started by inking up the goose stamp with markers and stamping onto a piece of scrap card stock. After cleaning the stamp I inked up the grass again to make a longer strip as the sketch suggested, then cut the image out with my sharp paper snips. I cut an aperture in the front panel of the card with a large circle punch to lay the goose across.
The Wetlands stamp set comes with a variety of useful sentiments. I chose the birthday one, inking it up with markers before stamping inside the aperture. The 'i' was dotted with a candy dot for a little bit of interest.
I raised the front panel up on dimensionals and so the goose and the centre of the grass had to be too. It's a while since I made a card with a slightly 3D effect and I'd forgotten how much fun it is!
This is the sketch I was working from today (right) and I'll also be linking up to Make My Monday where the challenge is to use stamps that you've never inked up before. My Wetlands set is new and I certainly can't see it doing much languishing in its (beautiful) case!
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Gumball Green, Island Indigo in marker form
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Garden Green candy dot, 2 1/2" circle punch, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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My teenage daughter has incorporated animal noises to her usual language. For example if I tell her I like her outfit she says thank you and purrs or, if I ask her to do the washing up while she's happily looking at Pinterest she might simply hiss. Sometimes she doesn't actually make the noise but describes it instead ("barks excitedly" or "buzzes angrily"). There is never a dull moment around here!
See you tomorrow,