Monday, February 20, 2012

Desert Island Camel

I love when I discover a new-to-me challenge! I had already settled on a "desert" theme when I ran across the recipe-type challenge at Desert Islands Crafts. Seemed like a sign!
I got 8 out of 10 from Taylor's Itinerary this week:
  1. stars 
    • MS border punch
  2. green 
    • three green inks
  3. sparkle/bling 
    • sentiment is heat-embossed in copper 
  4. kraft 
    • Recollections brand kraft paper
  5. polka dots
    1. Sizzix texture folder 
  6. twine 
    • Brown bakers twine from the Twinery, bought from CYDI
  7. 2 or more die cuts 
    • Image, sentiment, and circle pieces embossed & cut on my Big Shot with Spellbinders dies
  8. stickers
    • Camels are cut out and run through my Xyron sticker machine 
    • Orange circles from Eyelets Rain Dots set from Fiskars

This was my second attempt at the Faux Silk technique, as seen on the Annabelle Stamps blog

The camels are a wooden-block stamp Mom bought in India and sent to me to play with. The sentiment stamp (from the BaZooples #4 set by Inky Antics) actually reads, I'll never "desert" you, my dear friend!, but for design purposes I edited it down. It got a huge eye-roll from my husband, but I couldn't resist! I'll send it to someone who appreciates the punny!

And the inside:

May you have as many blessings as the world has camels...Which is a lot!


  1. Just love your punny card! It is so original, and what a fantastic stamp...your mum has a good eye...haaa! Love those stars, at the top...great touch!

  2. This is great! Thanks for joining us at Desert Islands Crafts. :)

  3. beautiful card CG. you created a wonderful pic for desert...

  4. wow CG this is totally different and creative, love your style.

  5. wow CG this is totally different and creative, love your style.

  6. Love the animals and the earthy look.

    Monica xxx


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