Monday, January 26, 2009

Racoon



And I bet you thought I did nothing but moose!




I got this image from Eureka and I have had this stamped for a long time with it just floating around my stamp desk for a long time. I finally decided I better clean it up a little and well, instead of cleaning, stamping is more fun and I did need to make a card to my son.... LOL


I stamped the little bugger in Pallet Nior black ink on white cardstock and colored with one color of brown copic. Pretty easy just using one color. Then I used my Nesties labels and cut him out and layered on a black Nestie label a size bigger. I ran some brown cardstock through a cuttlebug folder I think it's Herringbone and layered the coon on it. The washers are really grommet things (you know the ones with the little pokie things on the back) I found at Hobby Lobby by the Cropadile stuff. I was excited and in a hurry so didn't read it close enough that they only work with the big one which I don't have so when I got it home, I was bummed. Anyway I figured out a cool way to put them on without killing your fingers.

HINT: Take some of the foam wrap stuff that comes around furniture and fold it up so you have 3 layers or something similar. Put your cardstock on top and push your grommets right through. Turn over and use a hammer to pound them down. I have one of those little ball peen hammers (not the girly pink ones) in my stamping room. Do you know the difference between a ball peen and claw hammer? A claw hammer is the type that you can pull a nail out with...with the claw on one end. A ball peen has a round end in that space....but I digress, we're here to talk stamping.

I had a piece of black cardstock, not big enough to make a full layer but liked the look of only using part for the back layer on the card base. I just added some word windows with a brad on the top and there it is....oh I put some money in it before I send it to my son in grad school too. He always complains he doesn't have any cash on him so being the wonderful mom I am, once in a while my cards have some money in.

Basically it's a very simple manly card but I like it. It's something different from the normal Asian type ones I usually send him since he's studying that part of the world and I usually catch heck if I do something wrong like stamp my name chop he got me in China upsidedown.

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2 comments:

lilscrappers said...

I love your raccoon stamp, I have been looking for one and some nice moose stamps....so guess where I am headed from here ;0 Beautiful simple guy card....I love it!

connie paxman said...

Betty love this little creature. I really admire the cuttlebug folder you chose and the embellishements
connie paxman