Monday, June 27, 2016

Your Special Day

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, Cloisonn√© Smoky Obsidian
Colored Pencil:  Prisma White
Dies:              Sweet ‘n Sassy Grass Border (negative waste), Tim Holtz
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