The Lawn Fawn “Baaah Humbug” set is new to me, but I missed getting a chance to use them during the holidays (yes, I got a C- for Christmas projects – LOL). However, I think the little ram and ewe (male and female sheep, respectively) are so cute that there was no way I was going to wait all the way until next Christmas to use them. In fact, I think they are great not only for the holidays but also for Valentines, birthdays, or anytime! I made these two multi-layered shaker cards — one for a friend’s birthday and one for a Valentine card.
I colored up the faces and feet of the sheep with these Copic colors:
Ram: C0, 1, and 3
Ewe: E50, 51, 53 and R20 for blush
I colored up an accessory bow for the ewe with R20, 22, 24 and 29 (I paper pieced one with a scrap of rainbow polka dot paper, shading with C1 and 3)
I used the matching die set to cut these out, but then hand fussy cut the bows so that the white edge would make the accessorizing more seamless. Lastly, I used Glossy Accents to add shine to the ram’s horn and DecoArt Snow Writer to add a wooly texture to the sheep (this has a fuzzy look but dries hard for resilience in mailing).
I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Die Set and the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Die Set to construct a multi-layered winter wonderland shaker card, mostly with white card stock, but with a fun little twist by adding a snowy hillside made of white polka dot vellum. Attaching the various layers with double sided foam adhesive or wet Art Glitter Glue created three different levels around which the shaker pieces could move around. Speaking of shaker pieces, I added snow flake confetti; pearl, white and silver sequins, and Stampin’ Up! silver glass chunky glitter to have an assortment of fun shaker pieces.
For the base background sky, I just blended in some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. Lastly I used the Little Yellow Bicycle “love” word die and the “ewe” from the sentiment “christmas is ewe” from the stamp set to create the sentiment “love ewe.” I love this silly pun playing off of the girl sheep as a homonym for “you.” Yay for girls! 😀
For the card that had the polka dot bow, I used the same paper for the love die cut, and did a second cut out of red card stock to offset the polka dot one like a shadow (this seemed to make the “love” pop and make it more readable). For the card with the red bow, I die cut the love from red card stock and topped it with Glossy Accents to add a little shine and dimension.
The following is a step by step video of creating the multi-layered shaker card:
These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Lawnscaping Winter Wonderland Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Something New Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Something New Challenge
Penny Black One for the Girls Challenge
Art Impressions Winter Wonderland Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Something New Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Card Mania Winter Fun Challenge