Sunday, May 29, 2016

A Big (Belated) Bovine Birthday Wish | Mama Elephant Lunar Animals

Hi everyone,

I'm here with another birthday card tutorial. I made this card for my eldest uncle on my mom's side of the family. My uncle was also born in the year of the bull/cow, so I'm using the awesome Lunar Animals stamps from Mama Elephant to make this birthday card.  While my uncle has a very healthy appetite (he especially loves seafood and soup), he is also very healthy.  He can do all these crazy difficult yoga poses that I can only dream of doing.  Haha.  He spends half the year on the East Coast, so I thought the sentiment from Mama Elephant's Up and Away stamp set was also perfect for this card.

  • Mama Elephant: Lunar Animals Stamps and dies
  • Mama Elephant: Up and Away stamps
  • Mama Elephant: Reindeer Games stamps and dies
  • Mama Elephant: Ella and Friends stamps and dies
  • Spellbinders: A2 Matting Basics
  • Sizzix: Circle Framelits
  • Mama Elephant: Sew Fancy dies
  • Mama Elephant: Picket Fence die
  • Distress Ink: tumbled glass
  • Copic Markers:
    • C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
    • R20, R22, R24
    • Y00, Y08
  • Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
  • Martha Stewart Heat Tool
  • Versamark Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Glue Pen
  • Adhesive Tape Runner
Directions on YouTube:
Click the image to watch a video of this card!

Directions - Step By Step:
  • Stamp the cow, bunny, gifts and party hats with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color with Copic Markers. Die cut all the pieces.
  • Die cut the cross stitched card front twice.  In one insert, die cut the Sizzix circles in the lower right corner to create a window.  Stamp the sentiment and heat emboss using embossing powder.
  • In the second insert, cover the cross stitch edge border with washi tape and ink blend a sky background using tumbled glass distress ink.  
  • Die cut the picket fence from white and green card stock.  The green will server as the grassy bottom layer.
  • Assemble the card according to the image above. Move from the back to the front, so start with the grass, then the cow w/hat, then the fence and finally the bunny and gifts.
  • Using foam adhesive, layer the "sending smiles" front on top of the card.
  • Enjoy!

Happy Happy Birthday, Da Jiu Jiu!

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