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Monday, February 16, 2015

Birthday Friends

I'm totally smitten with this fun set, From The Herd.  I love all these sweet farm animals!  For this card though I decided to cut them apart from the heard.  I stamped the entire image, colored only the three animals I wanted with Blendabilties and cut them out.  That was the most time consuming part of this card.  I've said it before, I really don't mind the fussy cutting, I find it strangely comforting :)  I really wanted the llama in my card, his expression just cracks me up, but in the stamped image his body isn't complete so I needed a way to include all the animals while hiding their bottoms.  I thought them all peeking through circles would be cute!
To finish the card I added some color and texture around the outside with my sponge daubers and some Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip ink.  I stamped the greeting and balloon on my card and added some epoxy stickers that had been colored with my Blendabilities.  I didn't like the look of the balloon with the shiny epoxy stickers so I stamped the balloon again on scrap paper, cut it out and covered it in Crystal Effects.  Then it had the same shiny look and it all just coordinated better.  It's a super fun card and I just love it!!! 

1 comment:

Bobbi Miller said...

Ruth, this is the best "herd" card! Love the idea of cutting them out and having them peek through those holes. Great card! Well done friend.!