Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nuts About You Squirrel Card

Another Die Cuttin' Divas challenge starts today. In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day, the challenge is to make a project that includes a squirrel! :)
 My card is a shaped scene card! How fun is that?? :)
The card base fits into a standard A2 (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") envelope so there is no extra postage to worry about. I used my Gypsy to form the card base. I welded the tree from Simply Charmed to a rectangle, the tree is 4.83", welded to a 4" x 4.47" rectangle.  Group the tree and rectangle together, duplicate them, then flip and weld all the pieces together to form your shaped base.
My adorable sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's Punnylicious stamp set.

I added lots of grass layers (from Paper Doll Dress up) measuring from 3/4" tall to 1 1/4" tall. I inked all the grass layers (and the tree top) with green ink and a finger dauber. 

The Create a Critter squirrel measures 2" and I've finished it off with a Peachy Keen face stamp from their Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed 1 1/8" set. I think the stamp is just a little big for my little squirrel, but it sure turned out cute.

The little acorns are also from Create a Critter (the shift feature on the squirrel cut) and are sized to 3/4". I added 12 acorns and 1/2 are popped up on pop dots.

I added the last little details with a clear Glaze Gelly Roll pen. This is a clear ink that dries with this wonderful shine on the paper... I love the subtle details it adds to this card. I drew details on the tree, leaves, wood grain on the tree trunk and little tops on the acorns too. so cute!

We'd love it you'd hop over to the Die Cuttin' Divas page and join our 
Squirrel Challenge!

You have one week to link up your project for your chance to win.


jessica said...

This is so adorable!! I love the cut and LOVE that face!
TFS :)

Pat N. said...

Your card is so cute, Cheryl. Love it!--Pat N.

Miranda said...

So Super Cute! I really need to learn more about my Gypsy! TFS
Miranda :)

Jennipher said...

wow! This is so fun. love all the great details.

Anonymous said...

I have to say, this card is adorable! I do love all your cards, especially the shaped ones, and learn so much from you, so thanks!

Jan S.

Dixie said...

So stinkin' cute! Love the face on this little guy, and the great shape of this card. TFS!

Creative Diva said...

I love this style of card. Great tree.


Georgiana said...

Just stopping by again to say "Your card is AWESOME!"

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