This has to be one of my most favourite cards I’ve made in a while! This unfrogettable birthday card is over on the Heffy Doodle blog today, and features several different sets from the latest Heffy release: Be Hoppy Stamps, Freshly Cut Grass dies, Build a Pond dies and Moxie Alphabet dies. Combined together, these create an unfrogettable birthday scene card!
Unfrogettable Birthday Card Tutorial
This was definitely a fun one! I started out by stamping most of the elements from the Be Hoppy stamp set in some Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink onto some Heffy Alcohol Marker Friendly cardstock. I had a blast colouring these in with my alcohol markers, making sure to vary the greens I used for each different type of element (i.e. frogs, lily pads, reeds) to help differentiate. Once coloured, I cut these out with the coordinating dies.
Next up was creating all the scene elements. I started by inking some Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Ink onto a white card base, making sure to concentrate the deeper colour towards the bottom. I splattered on some water and lifted some of the ink up on the bottom portion to give some variation to the water.
Then, I inked up a couple of panels with some Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles Distress ink. I cut both of these out with a combination of Freshly Cut Grass and Build a Pond dies, creating the base pond layer and a layer of grass for the bottom front.
I arranged the elements in a lively scene, adding some white get pen to add some life and movement.
I knew I wanted a bold sentiment, so I die cut two colours of cardstock with the Moxie Alphabet dies. The sentiment just about fits on the card (if you ignore I am technically spelling unfrogetable wrong, but that’s creative license, right!) across the top. I stamped out the ‘hope your birthday is’ from the Be Hoppy stamp set in some Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink.
A few touches of white gel pen gives some added interest to an otherwise flat sentiment.
This defintely makes for an unfrogettable birthday card!
Thanks for reading! 🙂
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Heffy Doodle Be Hoppy Stamps (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Be Hoppy Dies (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Build a Pond Dies (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Moxie Alphabet Dies (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Freshly Cut Grass Dies (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Alcohol Marker Friendly Cardstock A5 (Heffy Doodle, Simon Says Stamp*)
Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink (Seven Hills Crafts, Simon Says Stamp*)
Heffy Doodle Glubert Craft Glue (Heffy Doodle)
Heffy Doodle Mini Die Cutting Machine (Heffy Doodle)
White Gel Pen
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