Tuesday, August 30, 2022

SOS478: Animal Antics

For the new challenge at Shopping Our Stash we'd like to see animals acting like humans, so break out your baking mice, cycling cats and driving reindeer and get to work! Personally, I'm partial to bears that read, like Big Bear does in my Waffle Flower Books and Coffee Stamp Set:

Someday, I'll make a card with this set which doesn't feature Eyelet Outlet Book Tape as the background. I thought *this* might actually be that occasion, but as I was sorting through a pile of miscellaneous stuff, I came across a panel of white cardstock that already had the Book Tape neatly lined up on it, which seemed like a sign... so I just went with it. Quite a while ago, I had formatted my favorite Groucho Marx quote in a fun typewriter font and it was just the right size for this slightly-larger-than-A2 panel; so I printed it and used an ancient Nestabilities Label Die on it. I colored the cute critters and a few accessories with "base coats" of Tombow Dualbrush Pens in the lightest shades, then added a little bit of shading with my Prismacolor Pencils. Scraps of older woodgrain paper (Photoplay, I think; or possibly Echo Park?) plus EO Book and Waterlily Brads polish off the scene.

There's lots of Animal Antic inspiration awaiting you at SOS, I hope you'll hop over and check out the awesome cards that the Crew have made!


  1. Books books and more books....those little library critters are darling!! I love the silly sentiment too...it make me chuckle!! Way to go shopping your stash and inspiring those who decide to play along with our "Animal Antics" challenge over at SOS!!

  2. Book tape? I've never seen that but now I want some. lol. Your card is perfect with the critters, books and fab sentiment. I wish I could send it to my daughter who would love it, being a book lover.


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