AAA Birthday – Game #17 – Animals and Critters

And there we go…another month gone by already. So many stamp sets to choose from made this months theme hard for me, but I finally decided to go for simple. This stamp set from Concord and 9th made it easy and then the next decision was colour! You can’t go wrong with a rainbow colour scheme.

PRODUCTS

  • Concord & 9th Furry Friends Stamp Set
  • Tonic StudiosLove Arch Squares Die Set (discontinued I think)
  • Altenew Inks – Blush, Rouge, Crimson, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Citrus Burst, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf, Just Green

Process

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  • I stamped each animal with a different colour range using “ROYGBIV” of course. I initially used six colours for stamping the animal but only ended up using the four as six was a bit busy for the clean lines I wanted.

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  • There are seven dies in the Love Arch Squares die set and each one works with the rest to create a combination of different die cuts. For this card I just used the hearts circle which only cuts the hearts out of the cardstock. I diecut this four times out of a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock.
  • I had precut the cardbase so I laid the die cut piece over the top and lightly marked where the heart circle was as a guide to inking the cardbase.
  • I then applied the medium shade of each colour on the cardbase (Rouge, Peach Perfect, Maple Yellow, Sweet Leaf) with a blending brush.

Sentiment

  • The Happy Birthday is simply stamped on the top panel with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

Finishing

  • Apply the die cut card to the card base with double sided tape. I could have popped this panel up but I wanted to add dimension with the animal heads so I adhered it directly to the cardbase.
  • I adhered each animal with doubled up glue dots and each embellishment with small foam squares.
  • I applied a small dot of Range 3D Pearl in gold on the top of the party hat and left that to dry.

I hope you’ve been inspired to join us in this months challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.

Handmade by Pip


6 thoughts on “AAA Birthday – Game #17 – Animals and Critters

  1. What a wonderful card Pip – love that you have inked the base layer of card, then applied the die cut panel over that. A clever and very effective card as a result
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Your animals are the perfect fit for those heart circle die cuts aren’t they? Loving your clean lines and awesome use of colour.

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