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A Goat Birthday Card

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I cannot get enough of these goats and I hope that you love them or at least tolerate my using them on another project!

I had a thought to have a giant birthday cake with the goats around it on the inside of the card.  I had not realized how long it would take me to construct the card, particularly the cake with frosting, but I am happy with how it turned out.  There are no special dies used to construct the cake and most everything was partly fussy cut.  I looked at a dozen icing photos to try to figure out how to color the icing.  Piped icing has quite some depth and shadows and highlights, so I will spend the most time talking about making the cake in this blog post.

  1. First I wanted to make the cake for the inside of the card.  I had a rectangle die cut that cut a 5 inch by 1 inch panel out of Neenah white cardstock.  If you are great at fussy cutting, please don’t seek out any die, just cut 3 rectangular panels:  one 5 inch by 1 inch, one 4.5 inch by 1 inch and one 4 inch by 1 inch.  I used a blendabilities brush from Trinity Stamps to blend Scattered Straw Distress Oxide Ink on each panel with the final touch of pounching the brush (loaded with color) to create dots of stronger color that I thought gave a more cake like appearance.  The most interesting part of the cake was the icing!  When I don’t know how to color something, I always look at a real example to see where the highlights and shadows are.  I used a wave die to partial die cut the icing out of Neenah white cardstock and trimmed the rest with a scissor.  I then colored the entire icing with the R30 copic marker and then colored 3 semicircles with R32 on each dip of the icing.  I then colored R30 over the R32 to blend the colors and smooth out any sharpness.  Using a white gel pen between the darker semicircles was key, as if you look at piped icing, there are highlights in certain areas depending on how the icing was piped.  Finally I sponged Creative Expressions Glitter Kiss (color is “Frosty Sparkle Kiss”), over all the icing prior to adhering it to the cake.  I added 3 candles (these were die cut from an old die I had, but you can easily make your own) on top of the cake in which I colored the cardstock with the R32 copic marker and used gold glitter paper for the flames.  Finally I added 4 goats (stamped with Gina K black amalgam ink and die cut with a Brother Scan N Cut2 machine) from the Punny Farm Goats stamp set (colored with W3, 0, and E000) and a flower from the Alice Background stamp set (colored with R30, R32, G46 & G43).  I stamped a sentiment from the Decaf Background stamp set at the top.
  2. The front of the card was much simpler to construct.  I stamped all floral images from the Springtime Banners stamp set in Gina K amalgam black ink and fussy cut each flower.  I copic colored each flower- the ones used are R32, R30, YR21, Y21, B60, G43 and V01 combined with B61. The goat was die cut and colored in the same manner as the goats on the inside of the card.  Some flowers I adhered with double-sided adhesive foam and others just with Gina K connect glue.  Finally I sprinkled some gold acrylic paint, that had watered down, with a brush.

I hope I’ve inspired you, thank you so much for stopping by!

 

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Pop-up Bouquet Card

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I just love interactive cards and several trips to Hallmark (some family members like store bought cards) showed that pop-up cards are even appearing at Hallmark!  I wanted  to make a pop-up bouquet of flowers using the Trinity Stamps Spring Fling Florals set with the bouquet in the center of the inside of the card.

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  1. Not having a vase to place the flowers in, I made an “elongated” box with Lawn Fawn’s Mini-Pop-Up box die by die cutting the box out of vellum and out of cardstock.  I cut the tab off the vellum piece and first glued the vellum to the cardstock and then folded the entire thing into a box.  The die set also comes with tabs for the inside of the box.  I cut 2 large tabs and cut several long strips of acetate to glue all the flowers inside.
  2. I made an A2 card base with woodgrain cardstock from Lawn Fawn and glued a small paper doily in the center of the inside of the card. Subsequently, I die cut a larger panel out of vellum and a smaller panel of Lawn Fawn’s Spiffy Speckles paper for the front of the card.
  3. All the flowers from the Spring Fling Floral stamp and die set were stamped with a light grey ink and die cut. I copic colored (V20, V28, R32, R30, G43, Y21, YG13) all of the flowers and then some were heat embossed with Wow Powder (Sand Dunes) or with Zink embossing powder in “leaf green”.
  4. I had some special thin paper which is gold on one side and kraft on the other, which I simply folded to form the paper bag to hold a few flowers for the front of the card.  Green twine was used on the inside and outside of the card to create some simple bows.
  5. I die cut a “hello” from the Sentimini “Hello” die out of gold cardstock with the shadow die cut out of vellum.  A few embellishments from the Trinity store (Boiled sugar jelly drops and pink peony confetti mix) finished the front of the card.

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Photobombing Goat Card

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I was inspired by a card from Leanne West in which it looked like the card had multiple polaroid/instax photos on it.  It’s no secret that I love the Punny Farm Goat stamp set, so I set to work try to make a card in which one goat would “photobomb” each photo on the card. The card also uses the Springtime Banners and the Alice Background stamp sets.

1) This slim line card has the dimensions of a 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch card base.  I cut out a 8 inch by 3 inch panel of kraft cardstock and a 1 inch by 8.5 inch panel of the yellow paper from the Lawn Fawn paper collection “Perfectly Plaid: Spring”.

2) I didn’t have a die that cut instax/polaroid photos so I improvised by selecting 2 rectangle dies that I had.  I used a 3.5 inch by 2.5 inch rectangle die for the outside cut and placed a 2.5 inch by 2 inch smaller rectangle to cut the inside.  Use what you whatever you have!

3) I stamped all the images with Gina K black amalgam ink from the different stamp sets for the left  and right “photos” without masking, but had to do quite a bit of masking for the center “photo”.  First I stamped the goat, fussy cut a mask of the goat (mask was made with Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets), and placed the mask on prior to stamping the flower image.  I then masked the flower and then stamped some more leaves.  All images were masked (from all three”photos”) prior to ink blending a background made up of a combination of Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink with a Trinity Blendability brush.

4) All images were copic colored: goat- (W3, E000 and the colorless blender), flower- (Y21 & Y11), leaves and grass (G46, G43), all birds (Y21, Y11, YR68, YR24) and the straw (E23).  I speckled diluted gold paint with a brush, used a Sakura white gel pen to made a few highlights and added a few yellow sequins.

5) Sentiment was stamped with Catherine Pooler Black ink and each panel was adhered using double sided foam adhesive since I tied yellow Lawn Fawn twine around 2 of the panels.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that I inspired you to make your own goat photobombing card!

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Interactive Cloud Card

 

I love the new Trinity stamps Cloudy Day A2 scene builder die!  It truly allows one to make a cloudy day scene with ease.  I decided to make a pull tab card using the Trinity Rainbow die set and a little duck from the Rainy Days Together stamp set.

  1. I started by die cutting 2 panels of Neenah white cardstock with the Cloudy Day die and placed one right side up and the other upside down, as show in the photos.

     

  2. I placed a 4.25 by 5.5 inch panel of Lawn Fawn Spiffy Speckles blue paper behind the clouds and then placed die cut clouds (some with foam die cut clouds) on top of each cloud in the frame.  I also die cut colored cardstock to make the rainbow.
  3. I cut a slit wide enough for the rainbow to pop up in the blue panel and adhered it to a cloud and a duck/umbrella.  I also adhered additional clouds to cover up the slit.
  4. Finally I copic colored the clouds, add some sparkle, a few gold hearts and a “hello” sentiment die cut from the Trinity Sentimini Hello die.

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Trinity Release Blog Hop!

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After a week of sneaky peeks, the Trinity Stamps release is finally here!

I made 2 cards with products from the new release, so let’s get right to it!  The first card uses the “Hello” sentimini die, the Rainy Days Together stamp set and the Cloudy Day Die Scene as well as cloud and rain drop embellishments.  I cannot tell you how excited I was to get the Cloudy Day Die Scene- so many elements in it and it allows one to create the perfect cloudy sky with ease.

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To create the card I stamped the large image from the Rainy Day Together stamp set and copic colored it before masking it off and using the Trinity blendability brushes to create a soft background.  I heat embossed the edges of the clouds & the boots & umbrella with Wow embossing powder.  To create the shaker card, I adhered the die cut cloudy day panel to a panel of acetate that had a border of double adhesive foam.  The back panel (stamped with the image) was adhered to an A2 card base, thereafter I added some raindrop sequins and then the final part of the shaker card “sandwich”- the front acetate/die cut/foam adhesive border panel.  I die cut more clouds & hearts (which are part of the Cloudy Day Die Scene set and adhered them as well as little ducklings that were fussy cut & colored from the Rainy Day Together stamp set.  A die cut “hello” from vellum added the perfect understated touch that blended with the background.

The next card uses the Spring Fling Floral stamp set, which like my beloved Winter Botanical stamp set, will give users a lot of different ways to use the floral images!  Again, I die cut the “hello” sentiment with the “Hello” Sentimini die.

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The back panel was created from Lawn Fawn’s Spiffy Speckles paper with some added gold paint splatters.  There are so many ways to use the florals, but I wanted to present them as a bouquet, since the stamp set also includes stems!  The vase was die cut from blue vellum, acetate and gold metallic cardstock using a vase die from Flora & Fauna.  All the florals were die cut & copic colored very simply and embellished with either sequins or drops.

I hope that you will love the new release as much as I do and that you will give some of these products a try!

GIVEAWAY: One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $25 Trinity Gift Card and an embellishment goodie bag.

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