Front and Back Cards
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
Front and Back Cards
Art Impressions’ Front and Back stamps are unique, creative and funny. I recently brought in 2 sets that are perfect for birthdays.
The card on the left shows the funny lady peeking into the card. The name of this set is Eat Itself -- the name is taken from the sentiment that comes with the set. I used other sentiments on my sample cards.
Here's the inside of the card which shows the front of the funny lady peeking out.
Another fun thing about these stamps is that they lend themselves to lots of funny sentiments which you probably already have on hand.
Same stamp, same paper but this time she is peeking out on the front of the card.
Inside of card 2.
The technique is simple – here are some step by step photos:
Stamp front and back images; color them; cut out with matching dies.
Cut frame for opening. I cut Spellbinders Lacey Circles then cut the middle with a circle die.
Create card with an opening – it can be large or medium and any shape you wish. Position image peeking in or peeking out and glue in place. Your card becomes a treat both outside and in! Here's another sample using the Maturing stamp and die set.
The sentiment shown comes with the stamp set. Isn't this the funniest bunch of people?
World Elephant Day
Today is World Elephant Day. My niece Emilee Larkin is completing her 4th year of veterinary school at Texas A&M and her curriculum includes serving externships all over the world. Right now she is spending 2 months at the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust in Malawi in southeastern Africa.
The Lilongwe Wildlife Trust was set up in 2007 to help protect the wildlife and habitats of Malawi but its work has evolved beyond wildlife rescue and rehabilitation to include wider issues threatening wildlife and habitats.
Last September one of their vets, Amanda (kneeling in the foreground of this photo), removed a snare from an elephant’s right front leg in Liwonde National Park. Recently however the elephant was seen throwing dust on the injured leg and bathing it, indicating the injury from the snare was still causing him pain. Last week Dr. Amanda and my niece Emilee (shown at the elephant's rear) recaptured the elephant and found that he had a large tumor resulting from chronic irritation from the snare. Even though the snare had been removed, the tumor continued to grow causing the animal much irritation and discomfort. After the initial assessment and treatment, the vet attached a tracking collar to help locate the elephant for future monitoring and treatment if necessary.
In this picture you can see Emilee at the rear of the elephant with Amanda in the foreground. Emilee is monitoring the anesthesia (basically she’s the anesthesiologist) while Amanda treats the wound and secures a GPS collar on the big guy.
I can't imagine being in Africa much less treating a huge elephant. Congratulations to my very smart, ambitious and dedicated niece, Emilee!