I love the mini stampsets from Lawn Fawn and this chameleon stampset is no exception. I often buy the mini stampsets with out any intended purpose and then later I figure out what to use them for. A good friend turned 30 this september and I originally thought I was gonna make a pink princess themed birthday card – but as you can see that didn’t happen. Instead she got chameleons and all the colors of the rainbow.
I started off with stamping the center chameleon together with the sentiment in versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the remaining chameleons with momento tuxedo black ink, let it dry for a minute or two, masked the center chameleon and colored in the background with distress inks. I considered leaving the center chameleon white but after a survey amongst creative friends – well I only asked one – I colored it in.
I actually used my sons pens for that. They are waterbased so I scribled a bit of color by the black line and then added a little water on a small brush to drag the color out. I followed the same percedure all the way around and heatsetted it. A few places I gave it a second layer – especially the yellow didn’t stand out very much to start with. Unfortunately it bled a little by the neck of the chameleon but I don’t think that is very notciable, at least that what I tell myself, haha. When the chameleon was all set and dry I added a layer of glossy accents.
Since it is a birthday card I added a sentiment saying “happy me me me day” on the inside of the card. It is from a MFT stampset called “Anything but basic birthday wishes”, which has a lot of untraditional ways of saying happy birthday.
- One in a chameleon from Lawn Fawn
- Stitched rectangle from Lawn Fawn
- Anything but basic birthday wishes from MFT stamps
- Distress inks
- Cheap waterbased pens
- Glossy accents