The Gangs All Meer Cute Cactus Card. On Tuesday I shared a card with you all using The Gangs All Meer stamp set that will be available as a FREE item during Sale-a-Bration. I am predicting that this will be VERY popular, and I seem to be on a bit of a roll with projects using it. It really is too cute.
On Tuesday I showed how to get a very large Gang of Meerkats, today there is just one and a gecko, plus a few cacti (I used the same Masking Technique for these as on Tuesday). The cactus and meerkat stamps both have ‘ground’ so to tie everything together I simply took a Black Stampin’ Write Marker (available as a single marker) to draw in the rest of the ground.
I wanted this project to really ‘pop’ so chose to use Call me Clover and Calypso Coral Blends, as well as the Crumb Cake for the meerkat. The sentiment is part of one of the sentiments in the set. To only stamp the words I wanted I used one of my favourite craft products, a Sticky Note, to mask the words I didn’t want. I then inked up with Versamark before removing the Sticky Note and stamping on Basic Black card. By using White Stampin’ Emboss powder the sentiment really stands out and mounting the image on a Basic Black mat ties everything together.
On the first card I used Call Me Clover for the card base and did not add any shading to the ground, but on film I used a Calypso Coral card base and added shadows on the ground. So, the question is, which do you prefer and why? Why not leave a comment below or on my YouTube video letting me know?
I am trying to remember to stamp on the inside of my cards now, so for this one I stamped and coloured an additional gecko on the bottom right corner. It is really cute and I think a great addition to the finished card.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
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