Thursday, August 1, 2019

Nuts About You

We have a ton of squirrels that live in my neighbourhood. Each morning there are about 10 - 15 babies that I watch play in my neighbours back yard racing up and around the tree trunks. 
Later in the day I see these babies and the adults busy collecting and packing their food for winter hibernation. 
Little Nutty Buddy reminds me of these squirrels and I wanted to use him on a card that I can put in my stash for just the right moment when I would like to let someone know in a fun way how important they are to me. 

I coloured up this cutie with alcohol markers, added some shading with Prisma pencils and cut him out using a circle die. The tip of his tail had to be cut a little to slide the die in under it to cut it the size I wanted it. 
Next I grabbed some paper from Carta Bella and cut it to fit my design. All of the paper edges including the leaves have a touch of umber ink on them to make them pop a little. 
Twine from my stash, skeleton leaves and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp:Little Nutty Buddy- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Nuts About You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hello Fall - Carta Bella 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, umber ink - Versa Mark, twine, fish tail banner die - YNS, banners #3 die - Sizzix, circle die - Spellbinders, skeleton leaves - Tim Holtz, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs, wood acorn - stash

Spectrum Noir Markers: CG1 DG2 YG3 EB1 RB1 RB2 RB3
Copics: E31 E34 E37 
Prismacolor pencils: dark brown, burnt ochre, putty beige, moss green, yellowed charteuse, sepia, sienna brown

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