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Saturday, February 17, 2018

We Must Celebrate, Children's Birthday Card, 2018 Occasions Catalog

When I saw these guys stacked up on a card in Pinterest, I knew I just had to copy it.  But while I was making it I realized that the card on the original was larger than what I wanted to make, so I ended up omitting several layers.  So if you do NOT look and compare the cards, you will never know. But if you do look, you will see how pretty those decorative papers are.  I had cut my animals and stacked them like in the original card but the size was not right. There was no way to shorten it any further without making it looked cramped.  I was thinking that maybe the original card is larger than a folded half-sheet of card stock.  You can see the original card here.  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Always Artichoke. On top of that is a 3-1/2" x 5-1/8" piece of Crushed Curry.  And the focal piece is Whisper White and measures 3-3/8" x 5".

I stamped and cut out all the creatures. Two bears, two rabbits, one raccoon and one squirrel.  I used the watercolor colored pencils and a blender pen to color them in. I added Dimensionals to the back of each critter. I didn't expose the sticky part yet. I just set them in place to see where I needed to stamp the acorns, branches and that snail at the top and side.  That was the trickiest part of this card.  Once I stamped those images in and colored them I colored the floor with a blender pen and the Chocolate Chip marker.  I colored the snails and the acorns and then I added the critters. First the two bears and then the rabbits. The raccoon between the bears and the squirrel on top.  It's cute but not as adorable as the original card.  But if you don't compare you would never know!! LOL

I may add some words at the bottom, but I'm not sure yet. I kine of like it the way it is.  But it's ready for words should I need to add some!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Connie Lindsey said...

I love your card. These little critters make me happy just looking at them in their pyramid formation. I’m adding this stamp to my wish list!