So many sweet little critters that are born in the Springtime, so choose one and play along with us this month...we'd love to see you in the gallery! I used an oldie but a goody stamp set from My Favorite Things called Ewe Are the Best and came up with these two cards...
I used 2 of the little sheep images from this set to come up with a birthday card and a thank you card.
I used MFT's Blueprint Sketch Dies #27 to cut my scalloped layer (PTI's Harvest Gold DSP) and also the layer with the squares and rectangle. I used the smaller sheep image for the 3 squares and did a little Copic coloring on them before masking them off and blending ink (Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, & Lovely Lady inks) over the backgrounds. For the rectangle I used the larger sheep image and did the same light Copic coloring before masking him off and then stamping and clear embossing the little grassy hill image and the sentiment, and then ink blending the background with Spring Rain ink.
I love the punny sentiments in this set with the word EWE! Finished by adding the squares and rectangle back into the white die cut frame, and then adhering to the scalloped layer and a white card base. I also added some dashed lines to the smaller sheep to make it look like they were bouncing with joy to be celebrating a birthday! I think this card will make an adorable young child's birthday card!
My thank you card uses the same two sheep images and I stamped them along the inside edge of my card, and then used an edger die (PTI's To The Point Edger Dies II) to cut off the bottom edge of the top layer of my card base. I used the same die to cut a piece of striped DSP to cover the top layer and then added my sentiment that was stamped on a white circle die cut and layered to a red scalloped die cut.
Here's a closer up so you can see that I punched a hole in each side of the scalloped circle to thread some red & white baker's twine through and tied around the top layer of the card. I added some tiny red die cut hearts to all the sheep to continue the pop of red on the black & white card...one of my favorite color combo's!! :0)
And just because it seemed like a fun thing to do, I stamped more of the small baby sheep on the back of my card too, along with the deviant one who doesn't want to follow Momma's directions to stay in line! You know there's one in every bunch!!
So there you have my 2 DIFFERENT cards for DIFFERENT occasions (birthday & thank you) using a SPRING ANIMAL. Check out what the rest of the DT came up with for this challenge (just to warn you, it's CUTENESS overload!!) and play along right HERE. Remember this challenge is open till the 24th...we can't wait to see YOU in the gallery!!
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