Squirrel Appreciation Day!
Squirrel Appreciation Day!
I was able to make a few cards this weekend for the Day of the Month Card Club challenge #47 celebrating Squirrel Appreciation Day, Penny Black Saturday Challenge for January (anything goes), Simon Says Monday challenge (4 legged animals), and Cut It Up Challenge #269 (anything goes with a die cut).
Stamps: Penny Black's Hugs and Cuddles stamp set
Stencil: Simon Says Stamps Spring Boho Circle stencil
Paper: Watercolor paper, Paper Rose's Forest Trip 6 x 6 Collection Pack, black watercolor paper previously painted with gold watercolor in my stash
Embossing Powder: Ranger's Holographic embossing powder
Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen
This card features multiple die cut circles of all different sizes, all using Picket Fence Studios' Misshapen Stitched Circle die set out of a few different patterned papers, including the smaller circle right behind the squirrel, which came from Paper Rose's Forest Trip 6 x 6 Collection Pack. In addition, I die cut the sentiment from Penny Black's Hugs and Cuddles stamp set stamped on watercolor paper with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed it with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder with another size of the misshapen circle. I ink blended some of the edge of the die cut sentiment. The circles were set aside.
I then stamped the squirrel from Penny Black's Hugs and Cuddles stamp set with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder on watercolor paper, colored with a variety of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The squirrel was then die cut with the corresponding die from Penny Black's Hugs and Cuddles die set.
Before assembling the card, I ink blended some Tea Dye Distress Ink through Simon Says Stamps Spring Boho Circle stencil onto an A2-sized white card base, and then lightly ink blended the corners and edges of the card base as well. I added some sparkle over the dots of the outside edge of the stencil with my Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen.
The card was then assembled. I glued the three patterned paper die cut circles so they all met on the left side. I then glued all three circles down and trimmed the right side of the largest circle so that it ended at the right edge of the card base. The sentiment circle was glued down next towards the bottom right part of the card. The squirrel was attached with foam squares and placed over the smaller patterned paper die cut circles. To finish this card, brown and clear sequins from Catherine Pooler's Mazatlán sequin mix were glued around the squirrel and the sentiment.
This card features the same squirrel and sentiment from the Penny Black set. This time, I decided to use some different background dies and papers to give this card a different look. After creating the squirrel and setting it aside, I stamped the sentiment again on watercolor paper with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink and embossed with Holographic embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment with a small elongated stitched hexagon die in my stash, and then ink blended the edges of the sentiment die cut with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I then used the largest elongated hexagon die in the set in my stash to die cut two pieces of paper--one from Paper Rose's Forest Trip 6 x 6 Collection Pack and one from a black watercolor paper previously painted with gold watercolor in my stash. I used my paper trimmer to die cut the black paper die cut in half horizontally and then glued the two pieces so they stuck out of the top and bottom of the top panel and then glued both background panels onto an A2-sized white card base. I then glued the smaller sentiment die cut on the lower right part of the card panel. The squirrel was attached with foam squares. To finish the card sequins from Catherine Pooler's Portland sequin mix were glued onto the card.
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