Saturday, February 7, 2009

Java Lion

I found the cutest papers at Joann's the other day by DCWV. It's called Animal Crackers! What a darling name for a paper line! It's also a glitter stack! And better yet, on sale 40% off! I grabbed the 6x4 pack, which is perfect for making cards. There's another set called Green that was new to me, made from recycled papers, and it's too stinking cute too! It's a green theme, so it's has animals and trees and stuff on it. You should see the animal artwork-gosh! Cute! Here is a link showing the chip board for this set.

I have TAC's Wild For You, and I always forget to use it. Such a cute set to not use! I knew as soon as I grabbed that paper pack, I was gonna put the two together! The only thing I don't like about this card is I choose to make the lion's face a shade lighter than the body, well that and he's standing too tall on the right. I had already stamped him twice in creamy caramel with poor results, I just couldn't get him just right in the nestie or inked right in the creamy caramel, so he stayed that way the third time I had stamped him! Mental note, I need more ink for my creamy caramel pad. Next time, I'll keep his face and body the same color though.

Have you ever noticed that solid stamps seem to do better being stamped in pigment ink, compared to dye based ink pads? Or am I just a hair lip that can't get the ink coverage right on dye based pads? I finally pulled out my Versamagic spots, and the coverage was wonderful.

I cased the layout off my friend Kim's blog. She did this layout the other day.

Supplies: SU Wild wasabi cardstock, PTI pure poppy, DCWV Animal Cracker's, versamagic spots, nesties, TAC Wild for you, ribbon from Joann's and stickles.


Kim said...

That paper is perfect to use with the lion. I'm sooo going to have to check out the green paper! Sounds uber cute. Great layout!!! :)

Tammi said...

This is GGGRRRRReat!! :) That paper IS perfect with the lion, really cute Anna! And I've been saying Grrrr alot lately, lol! (Has to do with a few tv shows)!

Pie Guru said...

That is really cute!!!