Monday, September 5, 2016

Noah And His Ark of Critters (And My Obsession With Noah's Ark)


Happy Labor Day everyone (in the states).  Here it is just another regular Monday for me.  So....I admit it....I have an obsession with anything to do with Noah's Ark. I have no idea why.  I do remembering reading the story as a kid and just fell in love with it. Considering my love of all animals, it's really not that odd. Right?  I have several puzzles of Noah's Ark (that I will probably not get to put together until I retire) and a box of Noah stamps, most of which have never had ink put to the rubber -  


But that all changes today as I finally ink up one of these babies and enter this in the Retro Rubber Challenge 46 - Critter Time!


I started with a top folding A2 card base of navy blue cardstock.  To that I adhered a piece of light blue plaid patterned paper that went well with the theme of the card.  


Next, I used two Lawn Fawn dies - Stitched Journaling Card and Ocean Wave Borders.  With the Stitched Journaling Card die, I cut a piece of white cardstock and two different shades of blue cardstock that would act as my "waves".  Then I used the Ocean Wave Borders die on the two pieces of blue cardstock to give them waves.


Now to stamp the image.  I decided to use an image called "Noah's Ark" by The Artful Stamper, which is now sold by Stamp On It, because it fit perfectly on the journaling card and because of the cute faces on all the "critters".  Because there are "waves" in the image, which I did not want to have showing, I placed the larger of the blue pieces next to my white cardstock and, using a stamp positioner, stamped the image in Versafine Onyx Black ink.


I colored in the image using various Tombow Markers, adhered the two blue wave sections over the image, and adhered the journaling card to the center of the card front.  Lastly, I stamped and die cut the phrase "sweet baby" from the Itty Bitty Banner set by Stampin Up, and adhered this to the card front.  Then I applied some Lagoon Stickles along the tops of the waves to give some shimmer.


That's it.  Done!  Not too difficult and, I think, an adorable baby card.  I hope you enjoyed this little Labor Day card.  Enjoy the rest of your day everyone and stay safe. Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil- 

Michael

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    1. Thanks Lois! Sorry for responding so late.

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    1. Thanks Susie! Glad you like. Sorry for the late response.

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  3. You do have quite a collection of Noah's Ark themed products to play with, Michael. This card is another perfect card for our critter theme! Lots of texture and colors. I recognize the "sweet baby" as another SU vintage product, but don't remember the name of the stamp set. Thanks for sharing another critter card with Retro Rubber!! Enjoy your Monday!

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    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on the card. Sorry it took me forever to thank you. Glad I played along again and enjoy Retro Rubber and you guys!

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  4. This is an adorable card...love the critters! This was one bible story I always liked and I love your collection! I like how you did the 2 different waves

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    1. Thanks so much Birgit. Sorry it took me forever to respond! Thanks for stopping by the blog again.

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  5. WOW!! Michael, what a great collection of Noa's Ark stamps!!! I'm so happy you shared your Ark full of critters on our RETRO RUBBER challenge this week, love this sweet baby card, wonderful details, specially the way you made the waves, totally awesome.
    Thank you for playing along Michael, hope you come back next time.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Thanks so much for all your comments Maria. Sorry it took me forever to say so! Yeah...I have an issue with Noah. LOL. Glad I played along again and glad you love the card.

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  6. Great choice of background paper - just perfect. I don't think anyone else has done such a big group of critters - wonderful image and beautifully coloured - so I think the ark trumps everything!

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    1. Thanks so much Jan. Glad you like the card....and my bunch of critters. Thanks for your comments and for stopping by the blog.

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  7. Adorable! Love your card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thanks Donna! Glad you love the card. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  8. There are critters galore on this Noah's ark card! What a sweet collection and beautifully colored!! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be back soon.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie. Glad you like the card and glad I played along with you guys again!! Thanks for the comments.

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  9. Hi Michael! That is one impressive stash of Noah's Arks stamps! You are on critters overload with this stamp and you have colored it beautifully! I love the papers and textures! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us again at Retro Rubber!

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    1. Hi Jane. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and for the comments. Glad you like the card. It was fun to play along again.

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