I couldn’t wait to make this birthday card for my son! He turned 22 on Friday, but he still likes cute animals! Plus he will forever be known as “Chipmunk” from his YMCA camp counselor days, so all things squirrely seem appropriate!
The fun thing about this card is the way that by using this die to cut the trees, you can hide surprises behind the flaps (in this case, more squirrels!), to make it interactive.
I used the Lawn Fawn Let’s Go Nuts stamp and die sets and the Lift the Flap Tree Backdrop die.
I did some simple ink blending with Distress inks for the background prior to adhering the trees. I used Broken China for the top of the sky and then blended Pine Needles, Brushed Corduroy and Broken China at the bottom. The sentiment is Squeezed Lemonade and Fired Brick.
I blended some Ground Espresso ink on the trees on the backdrop to make some subtle shadows. I colored the squirrels, wagon and acorn with Copic markers and created my scene by adhering everybody in the nooks and crannies and around the trees.
I created this following the sketch for this month’s Inky Paws Challenge 111 on the Newton’s Nook blog. I really liked the layout of this sketch so when I saw it I knew I had to make a card! I colored the kitty with Copic markers and heat embossed some green cardstock with gold embossing powder for some elegant pattern. The really fun thing about this is that I attached an Action Wobble to the cat–so he wiggles! See below for a wiggly video! The small things in life make me happy!
I’ll be teaching how to make this card in early December at Runaway Art and Craft Studio, along with two other Christmas cards. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Ranger Distress inks: Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint and Hickory Smoke
This is a pretty adorable image of the kitties among the pumpkins by Newton’s Nook. Their animal designs are some of my favorites! I colored the image with Copic markers and trimmed it out so no white was showing. I inked the edges with a black Sharpie to cover any white paper edges. The sentiment is heat embossed, adding a little shine to the words. I trimmed the sentiment flag-style. Before I adhered the foreground, I applied some Distress inks to the patterned paper, beginning with Hickory Smoke and then adding Peeled Paint ink for a colorful shadow beneath the image. I popped up the image with dimensional adhesive and then edged the panel with Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink. Thanks for visiting today.
Stamps – Lawn Fawn: “You are Sublime,” and “Push Here” sets
Dies – Lawn Fawn: “You are Sublime,” “Lift the Flap Circles,” and “Porthole Frames”
Embossing powder – Ranger -Silver Pearl
Cardstock – BoBunny and Paper Accents
This card was very fun to make. I die-cut the round flap, making a window in the top piece of grey cardstock. I colored my cast of characters with Copic markers and created the scene with the sea creatures in a layer underneath on light blue cardstock and adhered it behind the opening in the grey cardstock. I added the porthole frame around the circle flap and stamped “open” on the flap tab. The tab can then be tucked into the porthole frame. I colored the submarine image with metallic gel pens and adhered it to the outside of the flap. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, adhering it to the bottom of the front panel. I then adhered the grey cardstock to the polka-dot, top fold card base. As always, Lawn Fawn has produced some great stamps and dies to create scenes with. I’m only getting started! Thanks for visiting.
This was a fun card to make. I started by heat embossing the butterfly stamp with white embossing powder onto Kraft cardstock. Then I colored it with metallic gel pens for a nice shine. Once completed, I fussy cut the butterfly out and popped it up on the embossed kraft panel with dimensional adhesive. I heat embossed the sentiment with white powder onto black. I matted the kraft panel and the sentiment onto shiny blue panels and then mounted the whole thing onto a white card base. Thanks for visiting today.
Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Cheery Christmas,” “Let’s Play,” “Wild for You” and “Jump for Joy”
Dies – Lawn Fawn “Cheery Christmas,” “Jump for Joy,” “Let’s Play,” and “Grassy Hillside Borders”
Ranger Distress inks
Cardstock – Neenah Solar White and BoBunny
I always enjoy putting together cute animals to create a scene — and mixing up stamp sets to make something truly unique. Because look how natural it is for that porcupine to roll down that slide? I created the sky using Distress inks and also inked the grass to give the different tufts some variation in value. All of the animals and their playground equipment are colored with Copics. It was fun arranging them altogether. Thanks for visiting.
Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Mister Fox Collection”
Watercolor paper – Strathmore cold press
Cardstock – Bazzill
Ink pads – Versafine “Onyx Black” and “Satin Red”
Zig Clean Color markers
I stamped the bear and his accessories in Versafine ink. He’s quite dapper! I always like dressing up cute animals! That’s why it so appropriately fits the bill for Week 253 Challenge at Casology: Clothes. I added color to the bear and the stamped sentiment with Zig Clean Color markers and added water with a waterbrush to blend and soften the colors. I fussy-cut the bear (I have the dies, but wanted to layer the accessories directly to the same layer). I adhered it to the patterned circle die-cut, layered with the Beaded Circle Frame die-cut, with some dimensional adhesive. I trimmed the sentiment into a flag and layered on black cardstock strip. I placed all elements onto the card base to complete the card. Thanks for visiting.
Lawn Fawn – “Wild for You,” “Grassy Hillside Borders,” “Simple Gift Card Slots,” and “Lift the Flap”
Sizzix – Tim Holtz Alterations “Celebrate” (inside “Happy Birthday” sentiment)
Little B – “Rectangle”
Patterned paper – BoBunny – “Serendipity”
Cardstock – Bazzill
If I’m going to play with cuteness, the Lawn Fawn animals are always at the top of my list! This new “Wild for You” set is no exception. I colored the stamped images with Copics and cut them out with the matching dies. I made sure they donned some party hats and crowns.
I cut the rectangle and then used the “Lift the Flap” die to hold the gift card that were placed in slots created by the slots die (inside shown in photo above). These dies worked as slick as a whistle. I used a portion of grass cut with the grass border die to ground the animals and adhered all of them to the card front. A great little package. Inside the card is the birthday greeting.
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Golden Sleigh Bells, Tibetan Poppy Teal, and Witch’s Potion Purple
Art Basics Light Texture Paste
Stencil – Stampendous – included in Laurel Burch “Indigo Cats” stamp set
Ranger – Dina Wakley Media Mica Spray – Lapis
Cardstock – Paper Accents
I began this card by coloring the stamped cat and butterflies with Copic markers and then die cut the images. I created the background by starting with clear gesso, and then applying the texture paste through the matching stencil.
I liked the idea of repeating the triangles in the background that are featured on the cat. I then sprinkled Magicals and sprayed with water and mica spray, spattering more Magicals to create the effect I was aiming for.
I continued to play, moving the color around, but finally left it alone and let it dry! I adhered the images and layered it onto matching cardstock.
Patterned papers – Lawn Fawn “Perfectly Plaid” 6 X 6″ paper pad
Bling – EK Success – Sticko dimensional stickers
Cardstock – Bazzill
Zig Clean Color markers
KaiserCraft metallic gel pens
I’ve been meaning to make an otter card with this set for a while now. I brought it with us to the coast–how appropriate–and finally got it colored and put together! I colored the otter with Zig watercolor markers and the ribbon on the present with a metallic marker. It was fun to layer the different papers using the varying sizes of die-cut circles–almost like paper piecing. Thanks for stopping by today.