Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sweet Safari

I'm popping in to share how you can "color" images without using any
coloring medium. How, you ask? By white embossing the images on colored
card stock. Here's my card.

I chose several animals from the Sweet Safari set and white embossed them 
on scraps of colored card stock, then used the matching dies to cut them out. 
I stamped the Etched Tribal Background on kraft card stock, then cut a panel
with the rectangle element from Blueprints 24.

I spattered the panel with white ink and adhered it to a kraft base after it was dried. 
I adhered the animals, sentiment banner, and enamel dots and yes, that monkey 
wanted to sit atop the elephant.

Give this technique a try. It's a good way to use up your scraps, and makes
for quick "coloring" when you don't feel like coloring. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous idea, Donna! and why wouldn't he want to sit atop this darling ellie? Love the papers ... did you perhaps add a bit of color to each?

  2. Oh my...aren't these safari animals the cutest, sporting their bright, colourful coats! What a darling arrangement; the monkey perched atop the elephant...charming monkeying around! Love this!

  3. Good golly, how I love these critters. They look terrific on colored cardstock. Great card.

  4. Very smart Donna...and I think I can do this!

  5. This is totally adorable Donna! Love your idea and colors, I think I can do this too and will definitely case you! You always inspire me! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Hugs!

  6. ADORABLE! Love the crips white embossing :-)

  7. OH, Donna, this is so adorably sweet.
    Have a Merry Christmas.

  8. Oh, this is so super sweet, Donna! I love it!

  9. Gorgeous card Donna!
    I hope you are having a very sweet Holiday!

  10. This is brilliant in its simplicity! Why do I forget things like this? :) Love this cute card, Donna!

  11. Awesome design, Donna!! Love the ink splatter in this!

  12. Love this idea. How did you do the ombré look?