It will be sad to say "good-bye" to this stamp set if it doesn't make it into our next catalogue, so I thought that I'd make a "family portrait" of Fable Friends while it's still current!
I used the masking technique which is as old as the hills, but it's a fabulous one. It's like adding another layer to make the image appear from behind. Basically I stamped all the images on the sticky part of a post-it note and cut each one out just inside the line to use as my masks. You can store these inside your stamp case for future use until it loses its stickiness. By then you may want to make new ones!
In this card I stamped the squirrel first. Then I laid the squirrel which I'd stamped and fussy cut from the Post-it note on top of the squirrel I stamped on my card. Subequently, I stamped the rabbit on top of the squirrel and removed the Post-it note afterwards to reveal the rabbit which now appears to be standing behind the squirrel. How cool is that?
Benjamin Bunny's tam o'shanter hat was cut out freehand - and the bauble in the middle is 3 layers of flowers punched from the Bitty Blooms punch pack.