I am so delighted and honored to be a guest designer for Scrapping for Less for April 2019. The theme for this month’s kit is Spring Critters, and you all know how much I adore critter stamps and puns so I was in crafty heaven. For the Scrapping for Less April Blog Hop, I decided to craft 3 spring critters cards: The first uses Bohemian Birds from Pink Fresh Studio’s “Let Good Things Grow,” the second is a BEE-u-tiful shaker using Sunny Studios’ “Just Bee-cause,” and the third is a friendly frog from “Toadally Terrific,” exclusively by Scrapping for Less.
The birds and the branch doodled in with a 0.1 pt Copic Multiliner Pen are colored using the following Copics:
Birds: G14, G17, E51 and E53
Branch with leaves and ground: E13, B14 and G17; W3
The cutsie bees were simply colored with these Copics: Y13, Y08, C7, B00 and B01
The scene for the “Hopping by with a Spring hello card is colored with the following Copic markers:
Frog: G00, G02 and G05 with R21 blush and belly
Lilly Pad: G02 and Go5; Reeds: G02, G05, and E57; Water: B00, B01, B21 and B24
For each of the Spring Critter focal point images, I crafted cards to complement around them. The birds were accompanied by the sentiment “So glad you’re in my flock” from the Scrapping for Less Banana Split add-on collection stamp set. I used an oval die (hand fussy cutting around the areas that went beyond the oval) and inked the edges and a soft background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire. I actually followed one of the sketches included in this month’s kit and used the patterned papers from the Spring Birds collection (along with some green card stock from my scrap box) to quickly pull together the first card. The inside liner is more of the patterned paper scraps along with a “hello” ephemera piece, all from the same collection.
For the adorable bumble bee shaker card, I used the bright and cheerful patterned papers from the Spring Bees collection. I used a circle die to cut out an opening for an Impression Obsession Shake It Shaker Card Pouch (these are discontinued, but these Hampton Arts shaker pouches are similar), a Jolee’s Boutique 3D bee sticker and half of the sequin mix from the collection as fun-filled perfectly coordinated shaker. The sentiment I stamped out 3 times and coated with clear embossing powder to set and pop from the polka dot print paper, which was the reverse side of the springy floral used on the card front.
The inside liner was stamped with the “just bee-cause” sentiment and flight lines from the Sunny Studios stamp set and embellished with 2 more Jolee’s Boutique 3D bee stickers. Lastly, the 3 Copic colored bees were easily and permanently adhered onto the plastic shaker pouch using Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive.
The third and last card was really designed on the fly inspired by the soft minty and sunny “Spring Fever” patterned papers from the Spring Frogs collection. I covered the card front with a graphic floral patterned paper then crafted a belly band look with 2 more patterned papers. I also used one of those smaller print papers to create a mat behind the Copic colored frog scene. To add interest, I die cut out using an oval die, but added an extra lily pad and reed plants to take the scene off the edge of the oval. Softness and a little sparkle were added by cutting one of the paper flowers from the kit in half, adding fancy floral sequin centers from the sequin mix for this collection, and tucking the partial dimensional flowers behind the scene.
The inside for this card is a brighter lemon yellow floral paper framing a simple white card stock liner sheet. The liner sheet is stamped with the versatile sentiment: “Hopping by with a Spring hello!” so this card can be sent to anyone for any spring time occasion.
CLICK the following picture to watch the detailed process video of crafting these 3 cards:
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Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!
These Spring Cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More Spring in Full Swing Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Pets Challenge – Birds Card
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Wedding/Anniversary Challenge
The Male Room Challenge Anything Goes with Optional One Layer Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Black and White and One Color