Otterly Mermazing Birthday

Hello there.  I’m back to share another birthday card for another niece who is turning 10 at the end of the month.  I was going to make a shaker, but since I have to mail it, I decided to finally give a window panel card a try.

 

 

The ottermermaid and rocks (from the same sets) were stamped with Memento black ink on scraps of Copic-friendly paper and coloured with Copics.  The images from the otter set were die cut out with the matching dies, while the images from the mermaid set were fussy cut since I don’t have the matching dies.

 

 

The card base was prepared from Mix Media paper.  2” was cut from the bottom of the front, and cut in half into two 1” pieces.  A piece of acetate was then attached to the base front to one of the 1” pieces, re-forming the front.  Covered up all but the 1” window with Whisper White cardstock.  The bottom 1” area was covered with a waves dry embossed piece from my stash.  The sentiment was stamped on the acetate with black StazOn ink.

 

 

For the inside through the window opening, an area was masked then distress inks in rainbow colours were ink blended with a mini blending tool.  Assembled the card and added clear glitter and white gel pen details to finish my first window panel card!

 

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Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

 

 

Entering over at the following challenges:
Just Us Girls#431 Mythical and Magical
CAS Mix UpMarch 2nd Birthday Acetate (+stamping+die cutting+fussy cutting+dry embossing+ink blending+glitter)
Uniko6th Birthday Linky Party

 

 

 

 

 

Buddy & Ducky

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I am sharing another NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) card combined with tic tac toe, balloons, color and stitch challenges.

 

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On a piece of white cardstock slightly larger than A2 size, I randomly sponged on some Broken China distress inks for the sky.  I cut a couple of NBUS stitched clouds from white cardstock, cut one in half, and adhered them to the sponged background.  Then I die cut that background piece with an A2 size stitched rectangle die.  To create the window, I die cut with the largest size Inside & Out Stitch Rounded Rectangle.

 

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My other NBUS item is the Buddy and Duck stamp set from Penny Black.  I wanted to have these two critters chatting away as they float off to the upper right corner. I stamped Buddy and Duck with black Memento ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut them out.  For some dimension, I added glossy accents to the balloons.

 

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Now to put my card together, I added foam adhesive to the frame and the critters. I adhered the frame to a top folding white card base, inlaid the rounded rectangle piece, and then added Buddy and Duck. I stamped the sentiment in blue on a white stitched curve banner and mounted it with foam adhesive as well.  To finish and complete the top row across of the tic tac toe challenge, I added a few sequins.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

NBUS – Challenge #7
CAS on Sunday – Challenge #90 Balloons
Color Throwdown – Challenge #408
Stamping Smiles Designs – Tic Tac Toe Challenge 17
CASology – Week 213 Stitch