Once again, this stamp set gives you the funnest sentiments to work with, such as “Feeling Swamped? That Bites!” and “Getting Older? What a Croc!”
To create the subtly textured background for the first card, I incorporated an all-over die cut from the By The Numbers Die.
Over top of that I adhered the stamped, Arteza Real Brush marker colored and die cut alligator (or is it a crocodile? Other than where they live but not much more – they are a closely related reptile – I’m not going to try and distinguish between them) onto the number die cut, along with a stamped and white heat embossed sentiment that I popped up with a layer of foam tape.
The second card was fun from it’s conception! I knew I wanted to create a sneaky Gator hiding in the swamp, so I used a water and waves stencil to blend a couple of blues in the Distress Ink line, and then cut it out along one of the lines at the top. I tucked a colored and cut out Croc under the top of the waves, added a bird to sit on top of his head, and let his cheesy grin either charm or terrify you. Your choice! I added the sentiment at the bottom with some Versafine Onyx black ink and a few enamel dots, to tie it all together!
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