I was once again inspired by the fabulous Yana Smakula and her Pretty Pink Posh Jungle Cards. My take is a little different, and uses some stamps I had ordered a while ago from Simon Says Stamp, but were delayed at the US/Canada border, so they just arrived last week! Yay for new stampin’ goodies.
I started with a piece of Bazzill cardstock in Star Mist and did a very light inking around the edge with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass and Broken China. It’s ever so subtle, but gives a nice shading around the edge.
Then I stamped the top of the trees from the Clearly Besotted Picture It Jungle stamp set. I also stamped several of the leaves from the Jungle Plushies stamp set – all in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then coloured in using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.
Once all the leaves were coloured, I fussy cut them all out and figured out my frame placement. That took some fiddling, trial and error, and some foam squares of course for extra dimension. Once I had the frame and the overhanging leaves trimmed from the edge, I moved onto my plushies.
I stamped several of the plushies from the Jungle Plushies stamp set, but only ended up using the giraffe and the hippo. Again, these were coloured using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Before positioning these little characters, I stamped the “It’s Your Birthday Go Wild” sentiment in the middle of the card. Then I added my plushies on each side.
I finished the card off with some Liquid Pearls from Ranger in Daffodil. At first I thought it might have been too many, but then I thought they kind of look like fireflies, which is kind of neat. I might try a version of this card in the future doing a night scene instead! That might look really cool.
I have several of these “plushies” stamps sets now from Clearly Besotted, and I just think they’re so cute that I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of them in the future as I come up with new ideas on how to use them.
Cardstock – Bazzill Star Mist, Recollections and Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White
Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass and Broken China
Stamps – Clearly Besotted Picture It Jungle and Jungle Plushies
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Liquid Pearls by Ranger – Daffodil