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Hi!

Today I want to show you a card featuring Neat and Tangled “Later Alligator” stamps and dies. I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it and I was super lucky because I received it for participating in the Neat and Tangled Throwdown Challenge — Crafting with Compassion.

I had to make a card for my dad using these Crocodiles because he loves the song “See you later, alligator”. Every time I remember my dad and mom singing the Spanish version of this song it makes me smile 🙂

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I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. As I have a tendency to color all the images on dark colors this time I tried some more light coloring and I’m quite happy with the result. Once colored, I die cut the images with coordinating dies.

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I wanted to make a kind of CAS card, which is completely out of my comfort zone, so I opted for die cutting two windows on a white panel using Lawn Fawn “Outside in Stitched Scalloped Circle Stackables” dies. Next, I used a Lawn Fawn “Stitched Circles” die slightly larger than my window to die cut two pieces from Lawn Fawn pattern paper from the Let’s Polka collections to put behind the scalloped windows.

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I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn inks on Narwhal, Pumpkin Spice and Guava colors (this last is my favorite so far!!). This way the sentiment coordinates with the pattern paper. I glued the circle die cuts to the card base and glued the white panel to the top left corner with foam tape. Then, I added the alligators and glued two thin stripes of pattern paper to the lower and right sides.

I’m saving this card for Father’s day, which in Spain is on March 19. I know as soon as he sees it is going to start singing 🙂

Thank you very much for stopping by! Have a great day!!

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Happy Little Critters

Hi!

Today I’m showing you a card I made for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #44 – Happy Little Critters.

Lawn Fawn’s critters stamps are my favorites. I have quite a few and I’d love to have them all! For this card, I used “Critters in the Arctic”, “Sealed with a Kiss”, “Hedgehugs”, “Baaah Humbug”, “Toboggan Together”, “Home Sweet Home” and last year’s Stamptember stamp set “Nutty or Nice?”.

I stamped all the images on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then, I fussy cut all the images and painted the edges with a black marker.

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I wanted to make a trifold card to fit all the critters I had colored. I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched Hillside Borders” dies to trace the snowy hillside and the waves on masking paper and then I cut them with my scissors. I placed the mask on the long piece of cardstock I was going to use as my card base and blended Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks for a winter sky. Next, I spritzed some water and water with Perfect Pearls and dried it with a paper towel after a few seconds. For the ocean on the right side, I used Victorian Velvet Distress ink and Neat and Tangled “Rice Paddies” stencil.

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Next, I glued all the animals to the card and stamped the sentiments heat embossing them on white. For the word “ice” I used Neat and Tangled “Journaling Alphas” dies and covered them with Lawn Fawn Prisma glitter.

I hope you like this card!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Cool winter scene

Hi!

Today I’m sharing a card featuring Neat and Tangled “Stay Cool” stamp set, which has some lovely images of cute children and critters. As I have tons of Christmas/Winter themed stamp set, I decided to make more winter cards during the season. I know everyone is making Valentines projects, but I just don’t feel in the mood yet.

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I stamped the images on Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then, I fussy cut all the images. I wanted the cuffs and the hood look fluffy, so I used a snow marker and a heat gun to get the look.

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I used Lawn Fawn “Outside in stitched rectangle stackables” dies to die cut two panels: one for the background and the other to die cut two hills using Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies. I spritzed a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water on the hills to give them a frosty look.

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Then, I blended Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar, and Dusty Concord Distress Inks on the background panel to make a beautiful winter sky. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment on white. I glued this panel to a dark blue card base and adhered the hills and the images using foam tape. Last, I added Wink of Stella on the word COOL to give it a shiny look.

I’m happy with this card. I love the look of the snow marker on the child’s coat. I hope you like it too!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!