Today’s card is for another birthday party! My daughter actually has two parties this weekend. The second has a Minecraft theme so I will have to do some research before I whip up that one. I know very little about Minecraft. The first party has a woodland/outdoorsy theme and I tried to mimic the invitation with some retired QuicKutz dies and flower punches.
For this card I started by creating an oval mask using Spellbinders dies. I cut the largest oval out of a scrap of white cardstock and placed it over my card. Sometimes I use copy paper to create masks but the cardstock worked well for this card. I used my Ink Blending Tools to ink in the void using Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon. Next, I cut out my deer shape using my Epic 6.
I ran my die through my machine three times; once for the brown layer, once for the eye and white spots and then a final time for the pupil and nose. I lightly inked the edge of my deer with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, to give him a little pop. I then adhered my deer on top of my masked oval. I added the white accents with a white gel pen and the black accents with a multi-liner. I also added a little sparkle on the white spots with my White Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
Next I cut out the bunny and the fox in the same way. Each different color requires an additional cut. Next, I added the flowers.
I punched the flowers out using my McGill Paper Blossom Punch called the Mini Petals. I cut out a variety of flowers in my three colors. I lightly inked the edges in the same colors I used in the oval and then shaped the flowers using the McGill Tools. I then adhered these to my card and added a little Stickles in the center of each. At this point I decided that it was a little too plain so I added the flourish stamps. These stamps are from BoBunny and I inked them with Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon. I stamped these while the Sitckles were still wet, which was not the smartest idea but I only smudged one flower and I just “couldn’t” wait.
At this point I added my bunny and fox and then I still felt that it was too plain so I threw some adhesive gems on it. I actually managed to wait for everything to dry before I added the Rose Red mat and adhere everything to the card base. The last step was to add a sentiment.
Here is the inside of the card. The sentiment is from My Sentiment’s Exactly! and was stamped in the Picked Raspberry. That was it! I hope that the Birthday Girl likes her card.
Stamps: Happy Birthday Sentiment – My Sentiments Exactly!, Flourishes – BoBunny
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Rose Res – Stampin’ Up, Misc.
Ink: VesaMark – Tsukineko, Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Walnut Stain & Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink – Ranger
Other: Deer, Bunny & Fox Dies – QuicKutz (Retire), Oval Dies – Spellbinders, Mini Petals Punch – McGill Paper Blossoms, White Gel Pen & Pigma Micro 05- Sakura, White – Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Glam Pink, Yellow & Orange Peel Stickles – Ranger, Adhesive Gems – Mark Richards & Hero Arts (Large Pink Gem)