llama tell you, I am in LOVE with this squinting llama. I made a whole set a few days ago, with backgrounds I had in my stash. I started with the gradient triangle background that I had created with one of a set of stencils. I think the colours turned out lovely and absolutely wanted to make sure I use it, before one of my cats (not looking at anyone specific...) manages to chew off the corners.
Then I coloured the llama with my ZIGs and fuzzy cut it out. I cheated a bit and made the neck longer. I adhered it flat to the card and added the sentiment strips with foam tape. The sentiments for all cards either say "Have a mad Birthday" or "Have a spectacular Birthday" in German. I think that goes really well with the squint. To draw attention to the eyes I covered them with glossy accents.
I liked the first card so much, I decided to use two older blended backgrounds as well and make a set of them. I added two black stripes with a black alcohol marker to the one, and some glass drops to the other, so they wouldn't all be identical. This time I also popped up the llamas on foam tape.
Those two cards completed, I was was still not done with the llama, I think it's so hilarious. I fear I may never use the rest of the stamps in the set, because I'll always reach for this fellow.
So I grabbed another prepared background. This one I had actually only kept for cutting shapes or maybe strips from it. I really hadn't liked how it turned out at the time. But I found that I could cover the parts I liked least with the llama and the sentiment, and now I think it's my favourite of the four.
I went back the next day and created matching envelopes, with very pale minimal shading.
So, that's it for today, have a lovely week-end
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