F un card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Pineapple Punch Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Call Me Clover Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 2-3/4" square from Call Me Clover Cardstock
- 2-1/2" square from Pineapple Punch Cardstock
- 2-1/2" square from Whisper White Cardstock
- 1" x 2-5/8" from Grapefruit Grove Cardstock
Open the Hexagons Embossing Folder in front of you. Lightly rub the open Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad over the inside of the front flap (the one that has the "Sizzix" and "Stampin' Up!" logos on it). You are just trying to get a little ink on the raised areas.
Place the large Whisper White rectangle inside the inked up Hexagons Embossing Folder. Close the folder and rub firmly all over the folder.
Note: You are NOT using the Big Shot. You just want to transfer the ink from the raised portions of the embossing folder to the cardstock to give the look of chicken wire fencing.
Adhere the "fence" white rectangle to the large Call Me Clover rectangle and then to the front of the Pineapple Punch card.
Mount the giraffe image from the Animal Outing Set on Block C (it fits at a slight angle). Ink it up with the Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad. Stamp it in the lower left corner of the white square at a slight angle towards the middle.
Mount the frog on a branch image on Block C. Ink it up with the Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad. Stamp it so the leaves are pointing up and the frog is at the bottom on the right side of the white square as close to the giraffe image as possible.
Pick out the square framelit from the Layering Squares Framelits that cuts out a square that is 1-15/16" wide. Place the giraffe and leaves stamped white square on the Cutting Pad on top of the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Place the square framelit on top so the bottom of the giraffe image goes off the edge in the lower left corner of the cutting area. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Use the Markers to color in the giraffe and leaves.
Use the Grapefruit Grove Marker on the giraffe's spots and inner ears and to outline the giraffe's nostril, eyelid, and eyebrow.
Use the Pineapple Punch Marker to color in the rest of the giraffe.
Use the Call Me Clover Marker to color in the leaves and stems.
Punch out a single leaf from a sheet of Touches of Nature Elements.
Use the Call Me Clover Marker to color the leaf punch out on one side only. Set it aside to dry.
Pick out the square framelit from the Layering Squares Framelits that cuts out a square that is 2-1/8" wide. Place the Pineapple Punch square on the Cutting Pad on top of the Platform on the Big Shot. Place the square framelit on top. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Pick out the scalloped square framelit from the Layering Squares Framelits that cuts out a scalloped square that is 2-1/2" wide. Place the Call Me Clover square on the Cutting Pad on top of the Platform on the Big Shot. Place the scalloped square framelit on top. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Adhere the colored, stamped white square to the center of the Pineapple Punch square. Then, adhere that to the center of the scalloped Call Me Clover square.
Adhere the matted squares to the card front so they are about 7/8" from the top, left, and right sides.
Unlock the Banner Triple Punch. Insert the strip of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock into the punch as far as it will go. Punch.
Mount the "wild about you" sentiment from the Animal Outing Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad. Stamp it on the top of the Grapefruit Grove banner.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment banner to the card front on the right side of the squares so it covers the bottom of the leaves (and the frog if he is on the square) and is evenly centered over the bottom of the squares.
Cut an 8" piece of Call Me Clover 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.
Tie a small bow in the center of the ribbon. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon bow to the bottom left corner of the squares at a slight angle.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the colored wooden leaf to the right side of the squares just above the sentiment banner so it appears to be a leaf on the stem.