Animal Cards, Birthday Cards

Celebrate! It’s Your Big Day

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Happy birthday to all of the Cancers out there!

Today’s card is a love fest of products from many different companies: Mama Elephant, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, and Pretty Pink Posh.

I started with the background by stamping two of the layering ocean stamps from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2018 kit in Altenew Tide Blue and Starlight inks on to an A2-sized piece of Neena Solar White #80 Classic Crest Cardstock.  Then I masked off the horizon line so that I could blend Distress inks to create a dusky sky.  I used foam blending tools to blend Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves, and Chipped Sapphire.

20180620_183953I let the background dry for a bit and then ran an anti-static powder tool over it to prepare it for heat embossing.  I stamped the small trip of stars, from Lawn Fawn’s Upon A Star stamp set, in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Ultra Fine silver embossing powder.

I took another A2-sized piece of the same cardstock and cut out a circular window using a circle die from the Hero Arts Nesting Circles die set.  Then I stamped the sentiment, from Pretty Pink Posh’s Everyday Greetings stamp set, in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I applied foam tap to the back of the panel and adhered it to the inked background and set it aside.

For the crab, from Mama Elephant’s Cosmic Stars stamp set, I used Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink to stamp onto a scrap piece of cardstock.  I used Y38, YT68, R08, and R05 for the crab’s shell, and then added small dots of E37.  I also used a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add a few highlights.

I cut out the crab using a Brother ScanNCut2 and then adhered it to the background, using a bit of foam tape beneath the part of the crab that sits over the ocean.   Then I adhered the entire card front to an A2-sized card base and that finished up today’s card.

Thanks for visiting!

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