Saturday, 28 March 2015

Over The Hill

Hello! Happy Saturday everyone!

Yesterday was my lovely husband's birthday. He was 45 and we are always teasing him about being an 'old git' (in the nicest possible way of course). 

Well, I had this idea at 2am the other morning for a great card. It combines stamping, die-cutting with the Cricut® Explore and doodling. 

Here it is...

I used Clouds from the Bits & Pieces cartridge and the Circle Tag from the Simply Sweet cartridge.

Selection from Bits & Pieces - Cricut®

Simply Sweet - Cricut®

What you need...

Digital die images: Clouds (#MFB2A2) - Bits & Pieces; Circle Tag (#M3E7EC) - Simply Sweet - Cricut®
Stamps: Duck Duck Goose (Epsilon Series) - Basic Grey; Birthday Sampler - Paper Smooches
Card stock: aqua, lime, pale grey, white
Promarkers: Cerise, Lime Green, Summer Sun
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Fine liner: black
Gems: clear

What you do...

Select the images and place on the Design Space. 
Re-size the circle so it is 4.5" (approx. 11.5cm) and the clouds.
Cut scallops along the top of aqua card 11cm x 14cm so they go down at the right hand side and mat onto a top fold blank 12cm x 15cm.
Draw a black and white border around the edge of the card and stamp the sentiment in the top right corner.
Stick just over half of the circle to the bottom of the card to create the hill. Stamp and colour the larger bird, cut out his head and tuck just under the top of the circle.
Assemble the clouds and fix to the top left. Add a few gems to finish.

I've had the Basic Grey stamp set for a couple of years now, but you still might find some out there in web world for sale. The expression on the bird was exactly what I was looking for.

Simon thought the card was hilarious (phew). It's just the type of thing he finds amusing. anyway he had a lovely day and got spoilt rotten... he deserves it :o)

That's me for the mo. Thanks for calling by! x

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