Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Oh Dyr, Oh Dyr

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been playing with the fabulous new stamps set African Animals from Rubber Dance Stamps.  I decided to make a set of cards and a matching box. 

Tip:  Make sure the box is big enough for the ENVELOPES!!  LOL

I made my box to fit my cards, and then realised envelopes are bigger!!  Duh!  Luckily I found some slightly smaller envelopes, so I just adjusted my card size to fit.  My box is cut from MME patterned card and stamped with distress inks.  

I made two versions of each card, one with Norwegian and one with English text. 

I made all these in the same way.  I stamped the animals on MME coloured card and masked.  I added the sentiments and then randomly stamped using different stamps and distress inks to create the backgrounds.

Love that giraffe.

Do not adjust your set!!!  These rhino's look a little blurry cos I stamped them in distress ink, but they started to get a bit lost in the background.  So I decided to over stamp with black archival.  Oops, a bit off target.  I kinda like the blur effect.......  Well, I got to say that haven't I? LOL

I used stamps from the following Rubber Dance sets: African Animals, Norwegian Funny Birthday, Happy Birthday, and ATC Backgrounds 1.

All stamps are available from Rubber Dance, and if you would like 15% off your order you can use the code gail2015 

And don't forget there is still time to join this month's challenge with the chance to win some loverly rubber 

Thanks for your visit.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
DRS Designs Challenge 196 - Inspired by Color
As You Like It Challenge - Monochrome or Colour? definately colour.  Colour is like sunshine and butterflies.  You just got to have it
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #126 - Bokser


  1. What a super gift this would make, wonderful designs Gail. I had to laugh when you said you forgot to measure the envelopes, that is something I would do too lol
    Julie x

  2. Wow!!! These turned out great! To be true... I hadn't time to test my own stamps. Hugs, Susanne!

  3. There is an awesome collection of amazing designs. I'm wild about your boxed set!

  4. Fantastic gift idea, Gail! Thank you so much for showing my stamps off in such a creative and cool way!

  5. Waw this looks great as well! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  6. Love it love it love it, Ionabunny! :-) And I agree - the giraffe is adorable.

  7. They look fabulous....I'm thinking a great gift idea, too....really LOVE them. Haha to the right sized box, though. Something I'd do!!!

  8. Wow, this is such a great set. Lucky person you give them too!! Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge. Hope to see you back again! Brenda

  9. Had to laugh at your comment about the box - I have done that before! You are lucky the cards could be easily adjusted (I was not - lol). Great card set - love it and the box. Thanks for playing with us in the DRS Designs Challenge - your cards work perfectly for it Gail and we always love to see what you are up to. Hugz


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