3-D Safari

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These 3-D safari cards are made from Taylored Artwork stamps. I taught this class at StampWorks, a wonderful local stamp store in Chandler, AZ and had the distinct honor of meeting Jim Taylor, the artist behind the images and also the owner of Taylored Artwork. Quite by accident, he came to the store while my class was in session. We had a great time in the class and it became even more fantastic when Mr. Taylor brought in a huge basket of over 100.00 worth of Taylored Artwork stamps that we GAVE AWAY in a drawing. One stamper went home VERY happy! Thank you Jim Taylor!!!

Now "how to": Images were stamped multiple times (Marvy Matchables black ink) then cut out and layered. Some layered pieces were molded and shaped by simply pulling the piece between my thumbnail and middle finger nail; the cardstock begins to curl with each pull. The pieces were attached with foam mounting tape to give them dimension. Colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol blending fluid. Backgrounds were made with cuttlebug embossing folders. NOTE: The horizontal lines on the base cardstock of the elephant card were made with a Scor-Pal www.scor-pal.com(my newest and now favorite tool!!).

At this time, I'm unable to locate a website for Taylored Artwork (I believe they no longer have one). His fabulous stamp line is avaiable from StampWorks 480-899-5958.

Thanks for looking!


Chrissy said...

All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, Kathie. I love these! how can I purchase these stamps? I googles and keep coming up blank. Found some underwater type creautures, but I need these! Kathy Eddy

Connie Paxman said...

Kathie you really captured these unique designs in a awesome light.
Love the geometic composition of your cards.
Connie P

paperpest said...

I have several Taylored Artwork stamps. One is of a coyote family and another is of a partridge with a mountain background. They're among my favorites. I bought them several years ago.

Mary Lee said...

Can I Come???? These are great!!! He will be honored by YOUR work.

Mary Lee

stamps&cars said...

Wow.....oh wow! The layers are what really make these cards, Kathy! You did such a super job that I think the stamp creator will do flip flops when he sees them!

Ann C

LaVerne said...

Those are absolutely stunning! You will impress him! I may CASE the cards if that is okay.

HaleyD said...

These are GORGEOUS! How could he not be impressed? Good luck & have fun with your class.

Shar said...

Great cards! I am sure your class will get a huge kick out of them. I love the way that creating the 3-D effect actually enhances the detail of each layer so that your eye is drawn first to the animal and then to the background, giving each part of the image its due.

crafty_things said...

All 3 are great - but the elephant is my favorite. Very nicely done. Thanks for sharing
Marlene Youde

Barb Hardeman said...

Truly amazing and wonderful. AWESOME!! Even more than that, your compositon is amazing. I never thought you could do so much with the Cuttlebug! WOW!

Denise Tayor (NZ) said...

They look great Kathie and on looking again, I like them even more, Hugs Denise

Judi said...

Hi Kathie,
Your cards are superb and I think Jim will definitely like them also. I wish you lived around here so I could take one of your classes. All your work is great. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Kathy, these are absolutely beautiful. I definitely want to come to your class! I now have some more wants! You do beautiful work and you definitely did them justice! Thank you for sharing the instructions, too! And is there a link to these stamps?
Rose Alexa

AK Stamper said...

These are awesome cards, have fun with the folks they will enjoy having such nice cards………......yes you lucky lady for getting to meet Jim!

Shell in Alaska

Cathy Yamashita said...

OMG!!! These are absolutely spectacular! Did you do them justice?! I think Mr. Taylor will want YOUR art on HIS wall!!!

Penny said...

These turned out great, Kathie! I never thought of using my Cuttlebug embossing folders like that. I need to experiment with them. Thanks for the idea!
Hugs, Penny

Anonymous said...

All of your cards are great, but I LOVE the giraffe!

Tina Hamilton

Mary Strauser said...

Kathie your cards are amazing. I love them all. Wish I would live near you I would take your classes. Your cards are an inspiration for us all.

Ginni said...

Gorgeous, Kathie - he should be duly impressed!

cparkstamp said...

These are beautiful! The Cuttlebug really adds a lot to the cards. I love mine. Justice is well served!

Shirley said...

Kathy,.....They leave me speechless. How wonderful!! All of your art is just spectacular!! TFS so much! And by the way I am going to get these stamps and I have already purchased the sheet with your Happy Flapper!!!

I love animals and these are spectacular because of the way you designed the card!

Michele said...

If he doesn't like these, he is nuts! Oh, my stars,
girl, these are totally awesome! I will definitely be
CASE'ing them! I have the giraffe stamp myself and
love it. Great job!


Beth Norman said...

Wowzers, these are awesome cards. You did such a wonderful job with these images!

Anonymous said...

Great job! Those are gorgeous. Good luck teaching & get some tips from "the Master"!
Cheryl Miller in Ohio

Anonymous said...

Great job! Those are gorgeous. Good luck teaching & get some tips from "the Master"!
Cheryl Miller in Ohio

Anonymous said...

THese are awesome! I think we need a tutorial!

Terri said...

Those are really cool. I am sure he will love them.

Anna said...

Kathie, These cards are truly impressive. The embossing sets them all off so well - these cards really make me want a Cuttlebug. I think you more than did the images justice - you'll knock his socks off! Don't be nervous, enjoy, and have a great time. Anna

Alabama Angel's Creative Corner said...

WOW....what a fantastic job there!! You should be proud of each card!! If I was in that class I would have been excited to make these!!! I know that Jim Taylor was impressed.....love how you did the 3-D effect and it
showed up great!! Anyone would be proud to take your class there!!

Ann Owens
TAC #1975

Pam T. said...

Awesome! You can be proud to show your work! WOW seems to be the most fitting word!!
WTG and TFS!

Pam T. said...

Awesome! You can be proud to show your work! WOW seems to be the most fitting word!!!
WTG and TFS!

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Great Work!!!


Cyndi - Dreams Unltd said...

Great cards, Kathie! I'm sure Mr. Taylor found you did the stamps justice!


Anonymous said...

I have to congratulate you on these three magnificent cards. I hope that your Class went well, as I am sure that it would have and that Jim Taylor was impressed at your interpretation of his images. If he wasnt then there is something worng with his eyes ! :))
Thanks for posting the lovely cards, they quite took my breath away, I loved the colour combinations and I am a fan of 3d effects so they were perfect.
Mary Wi. Australia

Regena said...

Kathie, your cards are great! I have those stamps too. Love the Taylored Artwork line (and what you did with them)! Thanks for the inspiration. I hadn't thought about doing the 3-D thing with them, but it works and really looks good with the embossed layers.

StayC said...


I really love all the layers, texture and dimension! Awesome. I love what you did with those corners, too.

I have a full sheet of different corners from Rubbernecker....I think I am going to have to dig them out and play with them a bit.

Thanks so much for sharing...and for the inspiration.


KathyR said...

They are all amazing! The giraffe is my fav tho :-)

Donna said...


These three cards are WOW!!! creations. Mr. Taylor will surely like them. Great job!

Donna Bruffey
Charlottesville VA

sandyh said...

wow kathie! what wonderful cards!!! the use of the cb folders along
with the design and the great coloring technique just make for a
terrific artistic piece. you should be very proud of them!

Marylynn said...

Beautiful cards! I love the Taylored Artwork stamps!

Anonymous said...

Kathie, These cards are wonderful! You did a wonderful job in coloring to make them life-like. The textures of the backgrounds really capture the eye and make me what to touch the cards. Stella

Nancy Leimer said...

Awesome work.

Nancy Leimer

Peggy said...

These are incredible! Breaking up the backgrounds as you did was genious! I'm blown away--TFS.

Anonymous said...

These are truly gorgeous – yes, the artist who designed the stamps should be very pleased with your work!

Judy Jackson

Anonymous said...

OH My Oh My. You need not worry about anything gal. He will be worshiping you--do not let him kiss your ring just yet, LOL!
Hugs and Love

kattisch said...

These are absolutely awesome! I would love to be taking your class! Only I don't think you will be in Montana any time soon, huh?

I know that Mr. Taylor will feel quite proud of your works of art with his works of art! :-)

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

WOW!! 47 comments. Well this won't be any big thing then...LOL THESE CARDS ARE TOTALLY STUNNING!!! You never cease to amaze me! These cards are like none I have ever seen before! You've outdone yourself!
Hugs, hugs, hugs,