Tuesday 22 June 2021

Little alpaca herd

I've been having a play with one of the stamps in the 'Friends' set by Tracey Hey and made myself a mini herd of alpacas.

The one on the left is the image as it comes in the set, I used masking and mirror stamping to do the other two. 

After stamping and masking off the first one I wiped the stamp and reinked just the head (with grey memento) and stamped it onto a sheet of mylar. Mylar is the stuff stencils are made from  (I got it at The Craft Store), but I've used acetate on previous projects with some success.

I then turned the mylar upside down and transferred the image onto the card to the right of the first alpaca - the head is now pointing the other way.

After wiping the stamp again and inking up everything except the head I stamped the body underneath the head (tip - leave a little gap in case they're not quite aligned, you can join them up with a pencil). 

I repeated the process again to get my third alpaca, but covered up the little bird whilst inking.

With the stamping all done I coloured the three alpacas in with Copic markers 
left: E71, E74, E77, E49
middle: E40, E41, E70
right: E53, E35, E23, E37

The sentiment is also part of the Friends set - I stamped it onto vellum with versamark ink and covered with Stampendous shabby taupe embossing powder before heating. I cut it out with a small border before glueing it in the corner.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:-

As You Like It Challenge Favourite tip & use it on your project - mask off parts of your stamp when inking if there is part of it you don't want on the project (especially useful if you want to adapt a sentiment, though here I've done it just to remove the bird from one of the alpacas).

Scrapping 4 Fun #194 AG with an animal

Bastel-Traum  #btchallenge102 animals

Simon Says Stamp (Wed) Animal antics

Crafty Catz #556 AG opt animals

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe
Katrina x


Sue said...

This is adorable Katrina I love it! absolutely gorgeous and thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz hugs Sue x

Carole Pollard said...

Just adorable love everything about this card an£ the colour choice is perfect Loveand hugs Carole x

Jannet said...

Very cute, and wonderful mirror stamping.

cotnob said...

A sweet card Katrina, your Alpacas are adorable - thank you for sharing how you created the scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

Lynne said...

A fabulous card with cute alpacas. I've had an unsuccessful attempt at mirror stamping but yours has worked perfectly. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT

Sarah said...

A brilliant tip Katrina, masking terrifies me but I think even I could manage to have success with masking out part of a stamp!! A lovely card, thank you for sharing at AYLI xx

berucrafts said...

What for a sweet card, love the idea with the animals so much and your coloring is beautiful. Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

Hugs and good luck
DT bastel-traum challenge

Papierlisi said...

Now this is one adorable card! Love your coloring on the alpacas, too! Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

Hugs and good luck
Tina aka Papierlisi :-)
DT bastel-traum challenge