When I first saw The Gang’s All Meer in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure I knew I had to get it. That large group of 5 meerkats immediately made me think of my daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. So I was shocked yesterday to find that I hadn’t yet inked it up. That was remedied very quickly and this sweet card was the result.
THE GANG’S ALL MEER
I began my project by stamping all my images using StazOn Saddle Brown ink. First the family group was stamped at the bottom of a layer of Shimmery White Card. Next I stamped the head image onto the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I stamped the same image in the bottom right corner of another layer of Shimmery White Card.
TIP – Shimmery White Card does not break down in the same way other card does when wet so it’s a good alternative to Watercolor Paper.
With the stamping done I set to work using my Aqua Painter to ‘paint’ the images with ink. I pressed on the closed lid of each ink pad so the foam pad could deposit ink onto the inside of the lid. Then I opened the pads and used the lid as a ‘palette’, adding a little water to the ink as needed. I chose Soft Suede for the Meerkats, with Seaside Spray for the sky. The ground was created using layers of So Saffron, Sahara Sand and Old Olive.
Once everything was painted I set the pieces aside to dry while I prepared the rest of the project.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Sahara Sand Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base. After that, I cut a layer of Soft Suede Card to use as a mat layer for the main panel.
The sentiment came next, stamped onto some Shimmery White Card with StazOn Saddle Brown ink. This was cut out using the #2 plain edge die from the Layering Ovals Dies (counting from the smallest up). Then from Soft Suede Card I used the #2 scalloped edge die from the same set to cut a mat for the sentiment.
I was now ready to start putting it all together.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the main panel to the Soft Suede Mat. Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around the layers and secured it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. With that done I used more liquid glue to attach the assembled layers onto the card base.
Next I glued the sentiment onto the scalloped oval piece before adding it to the card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Then to finish I simply fixed the second Shimmery White layer to the inside of the card base.
Oh my goodness, I so love this card. The simple colour palette and layout really makes me smile. Now I’ve finally used The Gang’s All Meer Stamp Set I have a feeling it won’t be long before I get it inky again.
SALE-A-BRATION – The Gang’s All Meer is an exclusive Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set which means that it’s not available to purchase. To get your hands on this set simply place an order for $60 CAD (before shipping and taxes) then choose it as your FREE item.