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!

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Flying Alligators

Hello!!

Today I’m sharing a photo tutorial I made for Neat and Tangled Throwdown Challenge.

I wanted to use images from “Later Alligator” and “So Fly” stamp sets, and to fit all the images I decided to make a trifold card.

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Let’s begin the tutorial!

First, I placed the stamps on my MISTI and stamped the images on some Canson Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink.

Then, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color all the images. The colors I used are listed in the images. You can see in the pictures a bunch of images from “Big Top Birthday” that I didn’t use in the card, but I think the alligators eating ice cream would be hilarious 🙂 Also in picture #6, you can see I the banner from “So Fly” stamp set too. Once everything was colored I die cut the images using coordinating dies.

For my card, I trimmed down a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper to 12 3/4 in X 5 1/2 in. I prefer this paper for the card because is sturdier than the one I used to stamp my images. I used MFT Cloud stencil with Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold and Scattered Straw Distress inks to get a cloudy background. I apologize because the pictures are not very good, but the background is so pretty! You can see in picture #8 I went a little bit too heavy handed with Scattered Straw on the left side, but I think it looks like the sun is right behind those clouds 🙂

To make the balloons for the alligators I used Neat and Tangled “Balloon Duo” stencil, masking the area around the stencil with some post-it tape. I used Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey and Worn Lipstick Distress inks and I tried to concentrate the color in the bottom right corner and fade it at the top left corner of the balloon, it that makes sense. I love that you can see the clouds behind the balloons! Next, I scored the card base at 4 1/4 from each side, as indicated in picture #10.

I used Neat and Tangled “Scandinavian Prints” stamp set to stamp the strings of the balloons for the alligators to hold. I stamped the sentiment as well using Versafine Onyx black ink.

I used liquid glue to adhere my images to the card and added some detail to the images using a white gel pen and used a Sakura Black Glaze pen for the eyes of the critters.

Here you have some pictures of the finished card:

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I’m very happy with how this card turned out. I hope you like it too!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!