So I mentioned yesterday that I got a few free stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps with my order I received over the weekend. I seem to be in a monkey mood lately so I decided to play with "Mike on a vine" first.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with him....a tilt card. Since I saw this card on Beate's blog, I've been wanting to make a tilt card. I tried once before, but it didn't work with the image I used. I thought this one would be great to try again.
I went to Splitcoaststampers to take another look at the tutorial on making a tilt card.
First I embossed and colored in all of my images. I used "Mike on a Vine", the Jungle Background, Banana Tree and Jungle Leaf Corner (I purchased the background and tree, but the leaf corner was another free stamp from my order I placed for the golf cart images I used for my husband's father's day card...don't you just love free stamps?). I used a thin coaster and stamped Mike onto the coaster then cut him out and pasted the coaster image to the embossed and colored image of Mike on a Vine. I wanted to give the tilt image a little more weight so it would tilt easier.
I mounted the background onto Chocolate Chip CS and attached dimensionals on the back. I added extra dimensionals around the area of the tilt to make sure the CS didn't droop around the tilt. You may also notice that I used a dime instead of a penny. I thought the dime was thinner than a penny and that it would not drag on the card as much (which was my problem with the other card I attempted to make before).
I cut the vine down to the size I needed and attached it using Sticky Strip to the dime on the front of the card (there is a dimensional in between the dimes through a whole in the CS). You may notice the half circle cut-out on the background image...that was a mistake which I later glued the half circle back on.
So, what do you think? Isn't he so cute?
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