Monday, 14 September 2020

Birthday Squirrel

Good Morning everyone.

Today is a card i made for my brothers birthday with an autumn theme as he has a September birthday and loves his wildlife.  Ive teamed up a stamped squirrel with an inky background and lots of die cut leaves.

I first made my background by making a leaf mask - i printed a leaf silhouette out and cut out the inside with a craft knife - this left me with a leaf shape in the middle, using repositionable glue i stuck to a piece of white card and sprinkled on brushos & pixie powders in autumnal colours and left to dry completely.  I then stamped lots of foliage using oxide inks in the background and then the toadstool and falling leaves & acorns using brown archival ink.  Once totally dry i removed my mask.  I then die cut into a XL oval, i created a white oval frame which i added over the top with foam tape and i die cut a 3rd oval, scored along the top edge, folded and glued this flap to the back of my card front - this became the back of my card.

I stamped the sentiment into place and a spider. I stamped my squirrel onto white card, coloured with inktense pencils and cut him out, i attached him onto the front with glue gel.  I then got die cutting lots of little leaves from left over pieces of inked cardstock in co-ordinating colours.   I then got arranging all the leaves.  Glossy accents added to the acorns to finish.  Not forgetting to add some shading under the squirrel to ground him & make sure he isn't floating in mid air.

Showing how it stands up, i just cut a little sliver off the bottom of the back panel, this gives it a stable base instead of turning into a rocker. 

Items Used:
Creative stamping magazine freebie stamps - squirrel, spider, leaves
Hobbyart lino hare stamp set - foliage
Lavinia stamps - mini toadstool
Spellbinders little leaf die set
XL Oval dies
Brushos - lime, olive, 
Derwent Inktense pencils
Oxide inks

Thank you all for stopping by.  I hope its a good week for you.  Stay safe. Hugs Emmax

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Dawn Phillips said...

This is lovely Emma. Your squirrel is so cute. Love Dawn x

Alison59 said...

WOW Emma this is amazing. Love the autumnal colours and your colouring is superb :-)

meg said...

Fabulous beautifully coloured squirrel stamp, teamed with wonderful embellishments a gorgeous card

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

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Jean S said...

Love the little squirrel, and the autumn colours with this one. Lovely xx

gwen70 said...

Such a gorgeous card Emma, Love the squirrel xx

StephW said...

Wonderful wildlife scene right down to the spider hanging from the sentiment, the red squirrel is just gorgeous! Steph x

Diane said...

Fabulous beautifully colored design Emma, your brother will love this card.

Hugs Diane

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love all the stamps and Autumn colours
Carol x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant card the shape and the pretty image and leaves....Joolsx

Darlene said...

Great job ... what a fun & creative design! Love that little squirrel! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

kate Jeffery said...

a gorgeous card Emma
Kate x

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous card Emma, loving all the Autumnal colours and your gorgeous squirrel. Big hugs Kirsty. x

Birgit said...

This is such a darling card! Perfect fall coloring and design. Thanks for joining The Sisterhood of Crafters. Best of luck to you!

Di said...

Beautiful card Emma - I love Autumn and this really sums it up perfectly. Neat trick about cutting a sliver from the back portion of the card so it stands upright.


Di xx