A new month and a new challenge over at: Crazy4Challenges
This month I am the hostess all month! Which just means it’s my turn to come up with some fun challenges for the month of February. Today is Ground Hog Day so the challenge is to put a ground hog or any other ground critter on your card.
I don’t have a Ground Hog but I do have a Hedge Hog! This card is easy!
Step1: I cut the body of the hedge hog pc. and apple pc. from white card stock, the leaves from green card stock and the spiky pc. from brown card stock. I colored the body pc. and the apple with Copic Markers. I sponged a darker brown ink on the edges of the spiky pc. Assemble the hedge hog and adhere the leaf to the apple.
Step 2: Out of a strip of green card stock that measures 1 x 6″ I cut a grass strip edge die that is discontinued but here is one that would create the same effect. :1388 – Adventure Edges – 3 die set
The clouds are from a discontinued Karen Burniston die set called “The All Season Tree”.
The “Hello” sentiment is Lawn Fawn’s: Skripty Hello
I use this die so often that I don’t even put it away. I cut it 3 times and adhered the 3 together to make it dimensional.
Step 3: Make a base card by scoring an 8.5 x 11″ pc. of white card stock at 5.5″ on the long side. Fold and trim to a 5 x 6.5″ with a tent fold.
Step 4: Cut a mat that measures 4.75″ x 6.25″ from a print card stock you like. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs: Thinking About Polinesia
Using the largest die from Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1120 – Stitched Rectangles Cut a mat from from a light blue card stock.
Step 5: Assemble the card. Adhere the printed mat to the front of the card base. Next adhere the die cut light blue mat over the printed one. Adhere the “grass edge” just above the stitch line of the blue mat. Now add the rest of the elements as shown:
I adhered the apple, hedge hog and clouds with foam dots and the “hello” sentiment with Beacons Kid’s Choice Glue.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I’d love to see your ground critter card!
Other Products Used:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Michaels: Recollections Paper Packs