Peek A Boo, I miss you

EK Gorman CDD BP 1.8jpgcdd_logo_color_425px_1438310903_04267_1439400895__24025Hello crafty people!  I am coming in here today, and playing with Craftin Desert Divas‘ Peek-A-Boo Animals.  I have always adored this stamp set and all the different possibilities it presents.  Today, I am featuring the little critters peaking out from inside the paper.

This has always been one of my favorite paper piecing techniques, where you pop up paper on either side of the stamped images.

EK Gorman CDD BP 1.3To do this, I trimmed a sheet of blue Kraft In Color Doodlebug paper (I used both sides of this sheet of paper today) to 1.25″, 1″ and two .5″ panels.

EK Gorman CDD BP 1.4Using (hands down my favorite) adhesive, I added strips of Scor-Tape to the bottom panel  (kraft side) and added the blue stripe side on top.

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I measured where each panel would fall on either side of a 4.25″x5.5″ piece of white card stock, going .25″ further in so the panel would over lap the lines.

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I then stamped out the critters from the stamp set, plus the sentiment.  Again I wasn’t afraid to let the stamps over late the lines I drew, knowing, that the panels would cover them when added.  I grabbed my copics and quickly colored in the critters, using some basic shading.

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Using some dimensional 1/4″ Xpress Tape, I added the panels onto of the card stock, allowing the cuties to peak out.  I however, felt the card was missing something.  If just felt a little flat to me.  I experimented with adding another sentiment onto one of the kraft panel, but it still didn’t feel correct.

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In the end, I stamped out the sloth from the Peek-A-Boo Animals set, colored him, and fussy cut him out.

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With Scor-Tape, I added the Sloth onto of the left panel, so it looked like he was hanging onto the blue striped panel.

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But WAIT…

Son’t go anywhere yet.  I have a bonus card for you today.  Did you know there are four cute hats in this stamp set…that’s right FOUR different hats.  I don’t know why, but I have never used them, and as I was stamping, I kept thinking how cute a card would be using just the hats.  So using the same technique, I stamped out a bunch of the hats onto some watercolor paper, and watercoloring the images in with some pearlescent watercolors.  I may have run out of dimensional tape making the first card (and yes, I have already reordered more),  so I added the metallic panels with just Scor-Tape.  Hope you enjoy the second card!

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CDD Products:

Peek-A-Boo Animals
Peek A Boo Animals

Kraft In Color
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Scor-Tape
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 1/4″ Xpress Tape
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