Hey summer friends!
Today I want to show off my first card using the 'free' stamp set from Creative Stamping Issue 57! The magazine cost me about $27 Cdn which I admit is steep, but I really, really, really wanted the huge stamp set that came with it! GO WILD is a safari-style stamp set that contains large wildlife stamps and plenty of accent stamps including one very gorgeous African savanna tree, the acacia! I can't wait to use that one! Plus there are themed greetings....it's all there! AND there is a mini-ink cube to boot! Yeah! Along with a magazine that features many examples featuring the included stamp set - so this more than justified the price for me. I shall be watching for future issues :)
I had a hard time choosing which of the animal images to start with but I went with the sweet llama .
I started by using Distress inks to create my card base and then stamped it with a leaf stamp in the mini ink cube . Using my watercolour pencils, I coloured the llama which I had stamped in black. Next, I created and coloured a long strip of cardstock using the border stamp. A bit of glitter on the leaves, a couple of fussy cut leaves and a greeting finished it off. Voila!
Here is the Go Wild Stamp Set. You can see what I mean by nice and large
stamp images! There is so much to work with here!
You can find the magazine at Indigo's here in Canada and small independent retailers who carry a
strong magazine selection. I didn't find it at Walmart or Shoppers but that's not to say some lucky location won't have it. Paper crafting magazines seem to not have a strong presence in those stores. The knitters have us over that one, darn it!