In the meantime, I made some cards.
I had some animal print paper that I bought...on sale. That is my favorite type of purchase. On the other hand, the paper has been on sale EVERY time I have gone to the craft store, so I am not sure it is such a good deal.
I stamped and embossed some elephant, giraffe, koalas and horses on different colored card stock. I cut them out and stared at them for awhile.
Then I went through the animal print paper and pulled out a few I thought would work.
This involved shuffling through the different animals and trying to see what went better where.
I like attaching some things with foam dots to make them more 3-dimensional. It does make putting them in envelopes problematical and I worry how they will appear when mailed.
I liked the elephant with a big leaf, but I have no idea what the leaf is ( a giant fern, maybe?) and I doubt there is a leaf big enough for an elephant to hide behind. Take it with a bit of artistic license.
I cut up some moss to add dimension.
I cut some paper flowers to look like grass and put the giraffe in the foreground.
The koala looked good on the safari print even though I doubt they have safaris in Australia.
The horses worked on the snake print paper. I have seen a lot of snakes while riding in the mountains and deserts of California. Once again it was not a safari, but it seems to fit.
Thee are some embossed animals left over for a future card making endeavor. I like to make extras when I am embossing because it is time consuming and I might as well do a bunch at a time. You never know when you might need something specific and find it languishing in the drawer.
I have to cook something pretty soon. I am bored with cards.