YouTube Live Crafting REPLAY with Liz – Featuring Nuts About Squirrels and Beauty of The Earth. Did you catch me live earlier this afternoon? I made 2 really cute cards with the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set and Beauty of The Earth Paper. These seem to be a match made in heaven.
This is the first card I made, stamping in Early Espresso and Cinnamon Cider to get a squirrel that is more of our native Red Squirrel.
I used second generation ink for the Acorn, such a great way to stretch your ink stash, it also helps to keep the project cohesive, without throwing too many colours at it. This is even more important when you are using such a colourful paper.
I deliberately off-set the 2 die cut circles so it looked intentional. This is a much better design decision to make than try to get the inner one dead centre and then failing. The ‘Hey There!’ is stamped in Misty Moonlight to help tie that in to the project. I had a tiny strip of the paper left over from trimming, so added this to the bottom of the inside of the card.
Next I stamped a squirrel that is more like the, now dominant, Grey Squirrel. Using Gray Granite ink for the solid colour, but Basic Gray for the outline so it is a little ‘softer’ than black would have been.
I love that cheeky grin on this squirrel’s face, it looks like he has been up to some mischief! The squirrel and the Cajun Craze layer are both die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Again, I have off-set them, for the same reason.
For the inside of this card I added some of the rows of trees that are on one of the designs of the paper, just a little touch like this can make such a difference to the finished card. I also added some Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon to the outside of the card to help tie this colour into the project.
Two really cute cards, perfect to cheer up anyone’s day.
You know what I am going to ask. Which do you prefer. I would really like to know, although I already have a recipient in mind for the first card I made. Lots of Demonstrators are taking part in World Card Sending Week (#WCSW2021) and I am sending the first one to one of the other Demos in the UK. ‘Hey There!’ seems an appropriate sentiment for someone I don’t yet know.
Do let me know in the comments which is your favourite. You can see how I put these together in the Replay of the YouTube Live, linked below.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 3 x 3-7/8″ (7.5 x 9.8cm) for first card
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm) for second card
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 3 x 4″ for first card
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″ for second card
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