Back when I first posted this "envelope card": A Walk on the Wild Side, one of my friends posted a comment to that post. Brian has quite the sense of humor and if you scroll down to see the comments, you can see that he wrote this: "No stamp of the crocodile acutally chomping on one of those antelopes or zebras?"
Okay, I'll admit it, I have a twisted sense of humor, as well. The wheels in my head started to turn and I started thinking of the possibilities with this stamp set. Alright, so it may not be a conventional use for this stamp set, but hey, I'm sure there would be a use for this card at SOME time in your life, right?
And no, I didn't have anyone in mind to give it to when I made it, but I'll keep it handy just in case I open my mouth one of these days and stupid comes out. ;)
When I was making this, I was sitting at my craft table chuckling and my husband came over to see what it was that was making me laugh. I showed him the zebra and he got right into the spirit of it and said, "No! You have to put MORE blood on the zebra! Crocodiles don't eat dainty. They make a mess. Make it more REAL." hahahahaha When finished, it makes a 3x3 inch card. Hey, you don't want to leave any more space to write in than you need. I mean, after all, your words got you in this spot in the first place! Don't make it worse! ;) haha!
To create this card:
1) I cut a piece of Close to Cocoa cardstock at 3 x 6 inches and folded it in half to make my card base.
2) I cut a piece of Creamy Caramel cardstock at 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches and mounted this on the front of my card.
3) I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and mounted that on top of my Creamy Caramel cardstock.
4) I stamped the word "Sorry" with Close to Cocoa ink by using my Simple Type Alphabet set (which is now retired, but just about any smaller type alphabet set would work.
5) On a piece of scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped the crocodile from the In the Wild stamp set with Always Artichoke ink and stamped the zebra from this set on my scrap paper with Basic Black ink, then cut them out with my Paper Snips scissors (they're AWESOME for precision cutting). I then cut a slit where the crocodiles mouth came together with my Paper Snips.
6) I tore the head off the zebra and rubbed the torn edges of the head and the body against my Real Red ink pad.
7) I adhered the crocodile onto the front of my card and then adhered the head inside the crocodiles mouth.
8) For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Creamy Caramel cardstock at 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and mounted that on the inside of the card.
9) I adhered the body of the zebra in the bottom right hand corner then used a black marker to write the words, "for biting off your head. Forgive me?"
Happy creating! (and laughing)
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~e.e. cummings