Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Who doesn't llove a llama??? This new release has quickly become one of my favorites (and I'll bet one of yours too!).

Be Cool Llamas (SD818) comes as a single image...

...but with a little careful snipping, I turned it into three separate images. If you don't like doing stamp surgery, you can also use masking techniques.

For the first card, I created a background using the Dot Matrix stencil from Art Anthology and some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Persian Red) on some orange cardstock. While that dried, I stamped the black and white llamas several times on white cardstock using a grey ink and cut them out using my Brother Scan-N-Cut. I then stamped the "Cool" llama in purple, and then again in black and cut them out. From the black image, I carefully colored and cut the sunglasses and added some craft lacquer to the lens area and let it dry thoroughly.

Once everything was dry, I added embossed panel to the card base, and attached the neutral llamas. I curled their ears forward a bit to give them a little dimension. I added some decorative trim, then placed the colorful llama wearing his sporty sunglasses on the front with dimensional tape.

For the second card, I alternately stamped the black and white llamas around the edge of the card base. On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped and embossed the "cool" llama using Nuvo Embossing Powder in Blue Odyssey. Using alcohol markers, I colored in the sunglasses and lenses. I then die cut him out along with a matting panel and attached it to the card with dimensional tape.

These cool guys are so adorable. I can see using them on all kinds of cards and scrapbook layouts.

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I hope you found a little inspiration today! I'll see you soon! Be sure you visit us on September 1st when we will have a fun hop full of brand new stamps! In the meantime, stay tuned for the next post by one of our talented Design Team.

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!