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Hello crafty friends! Have you ever been inspired to make a card that turns out to be rather involved?! You’re not sure how to make the idea work? As you begin, you are thinking to yourself…
“What have I gotten myself into?!” Well, I thought all of those things as I started this card project, but I persevered and Oh My Goodness! It turned out wonderfully…
What do you think?
In my mind, I imagined the sweet little Birdie Brown reading my favorite Christmas poem… “T’was the Night Before Christmas”… only instead of the father being woken by St. Nicholas, it was sweet Birdie Brown and St. Nick wasn’t going to let her see him so he hides behind the tree. Awww… I still love this poem to this day!
Now putting this card together, I knew I needed a larger card base so I chose to make one that would fit the larger #10 envelope. So the card base for this card measures 8 x 9-1/4″, scored at 4″… so a 4 x 9-1/4″ card base. Since I wanted the scene on the top of the card to be Birdie Brown imagining herself in the poem, I needed both the bottom and top scenes to match as best I could. I trimmed the striped paper from the Sunny Studio’s Holiday Cheer paper pad to fit both scenes and used a scrap piece of wood patterned paper for the flooring. Now the fun part, I stamped all of the images (some of them two times) on white card stock with Memento tuxedo black ink. I did a combination of paper piecing and Copic coloring for the images being sure to keep everything that would be in both scenes similar in their coloring or paper piecing.
For the top portion of the card, I adhered the patterned papers on a separate piece of white card stock so that I would be able to pop this portion up on the card base. Giving it dimension adds to the scene of the card. I fussy cut the edge of the top portion to give it that bubble imagination look. I also adhered a strip of white card stock underneath to help separate the scenes. I fussy cut each of the pieces out by hand because I didn’t want any extra space around the images… that would take up extra space from the card. I also ran my Memento tuxedo black marker around the edges to help keep the edges of the images neat and clean. That’s a trick I also do with paper piecing… it helps the paper pieces look neater on the stamped images.
All that remained was adhering all of the pieces that I had fussy cut to build my scenes. I used a liquid glue for that.. I think it gives you a little freedom in adjusting the images if needed since it doesn’t dry as quickly. I used two small circle punches to make the little thought bubbles. I then stamped the sentiment but found it was too long to adhere to the card so I trimmed the words up and mounted them on some of the scrap patterned paper. I adhered those on the card and my final touch was someSprinkled Sugar Stickles that I added to the ornaments on the trees.
I just adore how this card turned out! It sure was a crafty adventure and I hope you enjoyed it!
Thank you friends for checking out my blog post!
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My name is Crystal. I’m a wife and SAHM to our four children whom I homeschool. Card making and paper crafts are my sanity and passion. [VISIT MY BLOG]
Hi Everyone! I’m using the September 2018 Flavor of the Month Card Kit for my DT Post today! These two simple cards I used the distress crayon that came with the kit to make a background panel for each card. The process video is linked below be sure to check it!
I really wanted to make a card that would showcase the sweet critters included in the stamp set but I also wanted to play with the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Christmas papers. I pulled out my collage die and started die cutting the papers. I went a little crazy… I ended up with more than enough pieces to make 5 cards.
Now it was time for assembling the card bases. I chose coordinating card stock to mat each collage. I adhered the outside piece and then adhered each stitched piece. Once all of those were done, I adhered each one to a white card base.
Time for the fun! I stamped each of the little critters and the sentiments in the word bubbles several times on white card stock with Memento tuxedo black ink and started coloring with my Copic markers. I chose colors to match the fun rainbow colors in the papers.
I then decided the little critters needed some trees behind them, so I grabbed the Lawn Fawn Winter Skies stamp set and stamped the trees several times on white card stock with Memento tuxedo black ink and also colored them in with Copic markers. I used ~ YG03, YG17, YG23, E57. I played around with the shading on the trees alternating the darker to lighter colors to give the trees some interest rather than make them all the same.
All that was left to do was assemble the cute critter scene on the cards. I decided to use the main sentiment to ground the scene so I die cut the banners from coordinating card stock using a banner die and stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink and heat embossing a fine white embossing powder. I popped the banners up on the card with foam tape and then adhered the trees with a liquid glue. I alternated popping up the critters on the first four cards coordinating them to the particular sentiment. For example, I popped up the llama on the card with the ‘fa-la-la llama’ sentiment. On my last card I adhered several trees in the background and then popped up all of the critters having them ‘sit’ on the banner.
This is such a fun set to play with!! Now, be sure to go to the shop and sign up on the waitlist for this fantastic stamp set!! You can do that…here!!
I loved this set so much that I also made some tags!!
I am here with another project for Scrapping for Less! La-La Land Crafts, that name just makes you sing, right?! LOL… The stamp set being featured is called ‘Spring Woodland Critters’, but even though the word Spring is there, they can be used for any season!!
I pulled out my Zig Clean Real Brush Markers, brushed the dust off them and grabbed my aqua brush! I made sure I stamped in VersaFine Black Onyx ink so I could emboss my images. I find this works best when I want to use a watercolor technique.
When I first saw this stamp set I imaged them on tags… So I pulled a die from my stash and cut away… When making a tag I like to create a stand-up tag, this way it can be displayed just like our cards! Yup just another way to decorate our area!
If you want to see just how easy it is to put this card together, just click on the video link below!
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