Welcome to the Sparkle and Sprinkle World Animal Day Blog Hop!
If you arrived here by way of Patti White's blog, you are in the right place. If you didn't get here that way, you might want to start at the beginning at the Sparkle and Sprinkle Blog. That's where you'll find all the important info, like prizes and blog addresses.
Animals are part of our world- - -whether you have pets as members of your family or you just love the animals that live on this planet with us! For my card inspiration I chose Ginger, the giraffe from the Critters Stamp Set 275. Ginger has so much personality and would bring a smile anyone's face.
This was a pretty straight forward card for the most part. I die cut the shape four times--twice with silver card stock, once with white card stock and once with tag board. Then I embossed the white piece using Plum Wine Embossing Powder EP376. For the main image, I embossed the tag board with Plum Wine, but it has to be done approx. four times until the embossing powder becomes puddled, then using silver metallic pigment ink stamp Ginger into it. The silver pigment ink will take quite a while to dry, so let it stay overnight before assembling the card. Then, I used the plastic bag from a ham/turkey to cover the purple card stock to add a little interest. Full directions can be viewed here.
If you are ready to continue on your safari, the next stop is at the talented Barbara Bruder's Blog. You'll find some more great ideas there!
And don't forget to leave comments on everyone's blog to qualify for the prizes!
As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by!