A second stamp set I pre-ordered from the new Stampin' Up! catalog is Animal Stories and its coordinating Tall Tales designer series paper. This card is going to be one of my convention swap cards. I wanted the Tall Tales paper to go as far as possible so I cut three different width strips of one of the stripe prints. The darling giraffe image has spots along his back. I punched these spots out with the paper piercing tool so the So Saffron cardstock would show through the spots. This technique is called Heavenly Holes and can be found in the current Technique Junkies Newsletter. The eyelet border punched along the side softens the lines of the card and a Certainly Celery grograin ribbon is just the right finishing touch. You can order this stamp set and coordinating paper at my online store beginning July 1.
Stamp Sets: Animal Stories, Short and Sweet
Card Stock: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Tall Tales Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark, Old Olive
Other: Eyelet Border Punch, Certainly Celery Grosgrain ribbon, Paper Piercer