Sunday, February 10, 2008
Well, I was so surprised and pleased that so many people guessed a kangaroo, I'm hoping that means you've all been yearning for one for your stamp collection?? I'm guessing 95% of you don't have one! And why not? They're one of the cutest animals EVER! So I had to make you one, and that little pouch is going to have a LOT of uses! ;) )Did you notice the little heart nose?* It's subtle, but it's there) :) The set is now available purchase at Gina K Designs, I will be posting a tip sheet fo it tomorrow!
For this card, I wanted to use one of the new Gina K Bling & Dazzle tags, so I used the "happy birthday!" greeting from her new "Tag, You're it!" set but omitted the "a", drawing in my own "o" with a Sharpie to make it "hoppy" (I DO have a "hoppy birthday" greeting in the "Just So Hoppy" set, but it was longer than this tag, and I would have had to clean my stamp in between inkings to make it fit(now that's LAZY! LOL!) The "cake" is actually made from a basket of flowers in my set, I just cut off the handle (or you could omit inking that part if you don't want to cut) and drew three little sticks for candles, isn't that fun?! Not just for Spring and Easter, I told ya! And if you look carefully, there are flowers in the basket that match the one in the Just So Hippy set! I've got you covered, I think about all these things! :)
The left hand is hidden by the cake, but it's fingers form a nice litle "grip", so he'll be holding all sorts of other things, wait til you see! I wanted to show, though, here how you can mount somthing on top of the animals' hands and it will look like they are presenting something with a flat palm, works very nicely!
Finally, I mounted it on dimensionals and put it on this circle mat, which is fun with this DP, and added stickles to the cake and candles. What do you think? Are you ready to bring this sweet kangaroo home??
*My bunny has one, too :)