I’m just writing a quick post today to show a card I’ve made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge that will be closing soon, as well as the current AAA Cards challenge.  The two challenges worked together so well that I couldn’t resist joining in them.

I thought it would be cute to have animals peeking through round windows.  I created the front panel of the card first by adding a strip of light green cardstock to the bottom of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of white cardstock and adding a sentiment.  Why green?  Because it was a scrap that was lying on my desk, and because it seemed like it would work as a “ground” or “grass”.  And because I used a scrap, I’m going to enter this into the Shopping Our Stash challenge, too.  Then I used my circle dies to cut the circles from the panel.  I laid the die cut panel over a white card base and traced the outlines of the circles so I’d know where to position the animals.  After I stamped them, I colored them with colored pencils blended with odorless mineral spirits.  The colored pencils tend to give a softer look than my Copic markers do, plus the pencils don’t bleed through the cardstock like Copics often do.  Once I was done coloring, I attached the die cut panel to the card base.  I think it turned out pretty well, considering I was running out of the odorless mineral spirits!

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And there’s another any occasion card for the stockpile I’m creating for Send a Smile 4 Kids.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Comments are always welcome and appreciated.

Supplies:
Stamps: Skater Kids (Mama Elephant)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Certainly Celery (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Premier colored pencils (Prismacolor); odorless mineral spirits (Houston Arts); standard circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)

6 Responses to “awesome little animals”

  1. Adorable! So glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. Oh my gosh this is really adorable!! I just love the take on the sketch and your sweet little critters peeking through the circles! :) HUGS

  3. This is so cute! Those little critters peeking through the “windows” are adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. These images are so cute and coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining AAA

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous!

    I’m a fellow stamper who made cards for OWH and am reaching to let you know of a blog I’ve started for another cause, Sending Paw Prints. If you have any pet themed cards this is a great way to support our furry friends!

    http://sendingpawprints.blogspot.com/

    Thank you!
    Karen

  6. So cute, these little pop up animals.

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