I always love the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop because it means I get to use lots of the newly released products that I have fallen in love with! I felt like I haven't given this sweet Llama Just Say stamp set enough love, so I chose to use it on 2 cards today! Also, don't forget to see what fabulous inspiration the rest of the team is sharing!
Amy Kolling Amy Rohl Lea Lawson Kelly Lunceford (you are here) Kerin Sylvester Raluca Vezeteu Simonne Clay Stéphanie Beauchemin Vera Yates
Not gonna lie....my mojo is missing....like gone, gone, gone! I hope it returns soon because I have a lot of things I need to get done! LOL! I often find that when I take a vacation it is REALLY hard for me to get back in the creative groove. I need constant creative time or my mind turns to mush! That being said, the "desert" card is an idea that I had when I made my card for last month's Mix it Up Challenge that you can see HERE. I loved how that card turned out, but my original idea was to have it be a scene with cacti and perhaps a llama as well.
I think I mentioned during the release that this Llama set reminds me of paper dolls because there are so many fun accessories for these cuties. I chose to use the stack of birthday gifts and the pot of cacti for this particular card.
To begin, I die cut all of the rainbow rectangles using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles, starting with blue and working my way towards the center with red. I thought this would be a fun backdrop to showcase the llama. The images are stamped in black and then colored using Copic markers and then die cut using the Llama just Say sugarcuts. They are added to the card using foam squares. The sentiment, which is included in the llama set, is heat embossed in white onto a black sentiment strip. I added some gold Nuvo drops to each of the "bells" around the llama's neck for some added detail. I also used a white gel pen to add some additional details to the cacti.
For this next card, I had originally only planned on having the cacti here and there, but it seemed empty. I cut and colored this little "lady" llama and got her all ready to perch in the sand. I quickly googled "can you find llamas in the desert?" to which I found a big fat NO....No...they are not found in the desert! Did that stop me? Nope! She can do what she darn well pleases! Am I right? LOL! So....here she sits perched just as pleased as can be!
The sand dunes were created by using the Card Front Element Builder and then blended using Linen Distress Oxide ink. I also added some Vintage Photo Distress ink to the tops of the dunes for some variation. The cacti are from the Stuck on You set and are stamped in two green inks and then die cut using the coordinating Stuck on You SugarCuts. I also made a blazing hot sun using the Zig Zag Stitched Circles blended with Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. The background was spritzed with water and shimmer spray before I added the stamped pieces. The sentiment that says "Ill never desert you" is also from the Stuck on You stamp set and was the inspiration for the entire design. It is heat embossed in gold onto an Aqua sentiment strip. I hope you get a chance to hop along to the rest of the stops and thanks for fluttering by!