Wild Cats Birthday

I took inspiration for this card from the wrapping paper that I used for my grandson Wyatt’s birthday. I also wanted to use one of the techniques for the DOstamperSTARS October I thru P Creative Challenge, two birds with one stone, right? So I’ve used a fun and simple masking technique for the center portion of the background, behind the tiger.

To create the background start with a 3″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White paper. Tear the sticky edge of post it notes so that there is a rough edge and stick them along both long sides of the paper. Cover up about 1/2″ of the paper, this will be a white border. Leave more if you plan on stamping a greeting that is more than one line. Stamp the design and then use Blending Brushes to color the entire background. For this image, I used Highland Heather for the flowers(from the Free As A Bird stamp set) and blended Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia over them. The plants are stamped with Evening Evergreen and Just Jade and then both of those colors plus Granny Apple Green were used to blend the background.

I actually ended up making a second background because I had ink on my fingers and got a big smudge on the edge, I guess the first one was for practice, lol. I layered the strip onto a fun piece of the In the Wild Designer Paper that is cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and layered that onto a Cajun Craze base that is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″.

The photos don’t show it well, but after taking the first photos I decided that the tiger needed a bit of shine and brushed Wink of Stella over him. It gave him a nice shinny coat. I thought that Wyatt might like a few jewels as well so I added 3 of the Holiday Rhinestones. The tiger is popped up with Mini Dimensionals to give the scene more dimension.

To finish off the inside of the card, I added a 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ scrap of the In the Wild Designer Paper to the left side and a 3″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Basic White with a greeting from the A Grand Kid stamp set.


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