A dear friend of ours is an Australian and I thought that along with the bird, he would especially enjoy this image of a kangaroo. It's done in the aboriginal dot-painting style – I wish someone would design more stamps in this charming and distinctive form . . .
I picked out some of the details with a white pencil, which helped the animals to stand out against the busy background. Fussy cutting was easy, as most of the edges are only slightly curved. All in all, I was happy with this layout and made five of them for some of the nicest gentlemen in our lives!
The inside message reads, "It's your birthday - GO WILD!"
Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm, Generic Black
Stamps: Judikins Aboriginal People, Hero “Your Special Day”
Inks: Hero Black, ColorBox Black
Emb Powder: Judikins Detail Black, Cloisonné Smoky Obsidian
Colored Pencil: Prisma White
Dies: Sweet ‘n Sassy Grass Border (negative waste), Tim Holtz