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Asymmetrical Stamping

Hi there! It's Cha. Last week, I was trying the Safari kit from Hero Arts kit June 2017. I have to say that I received this kit quite late but you know 'better late than never'. 

For this kit, I decided to create some cards with an asymmetrical look meaning two scenes on one panel (one scene at the top of the card and the another one at the bottom) and the sentiment in the middle of the panel. It's really easy to create an asymmetrical card with this kit because of the animal silhouettes that came with the kit. The kit is no longer available but you can purchase some add-ons that there are absolutely gorgeous! 

First of all, I took one piece of Hero Arts white snow paper to create my scene and I put it on my stamping tool (DIY stamping tool). I made some masking with carpenter's tape around the edges of my card and also added where I was going to stamp my sentiment. As you can see in the previous photo, I added the carpenter's tape diagonally and in the second and third card, I just added some masking tape horizontally. 

Secondly, after making the masking, I created my sunset backgrounds with the inks from the kit that are Just Rust and Mulled Wine (on some cards, I also inked with Deep Ocean). When I finished, I also stamped the Mud Cloth Bold Print rubber stamp with Ombré Ink called Serengeti Sunset which is a combination of red, orange and yellow. 

Thirdly, I started to add the silhouette animal stamps from the main kit and decided where I was going to stamp them. When it was ready, I inked them with Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink and stamped onto my card. Then, I also stamped the grass stamp which is included in this kit with the same ink. I usually stamp my images twice and even three times. When it was done, I moved on I removed the masking from the card. You need to be careful because you can break the panel while you are removing the carpenter's tape. Later, I stamped my sentiment in the center of the card (also inked with Versafine Onyx black). Notice that if you want to emboss your sentiment, I recommend you to do it at first of all because if you follow this process and do it now, probably your images and the inked background could emboss, too. 

Finally, I trimmed my card around the edges although you can leave it as it is and added onto a white card base. For other cards, I also added some dimension with a piece of white sheet foam and added onto a piece of black cardstock to give a contrast between the images and the background. 

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Here there are some more photos!

I hope you like these cards!
See you soon!