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Oh my goodness... I just can't handle the cuteness of these little critters!! They are so much fun to color. I used each one of the critters for the four different sketches using the four different collections. So much fun and I still have a bunch of goodies left over so I know I'll be making more cute cards with all four of these critters. Let's take a closer look at each card...
For Sketch #1 I used Collection #3 that includes Dino Friends & Jungle Safari papers by Echo Park. I also used elements from the Double Dip Sundae subscription that includes the Kennedy Grace sequins and the Loopy Leaf die. That little triceratops looked hungry to me so I used the leaf to give him a little snack. I also paper pieced his horns... isn't he the cutest?!? I love the way this card turned out!
For Sketch #2 I used Collection #2 that includes Camp Fire & Lakeside papers by Photoplay. This is such a cute collection! I just knew this little owl would have fun going camping. The elements from the Banana Split subscription made this card come together so quickly! I used the Mocha ink cube to stamp the owl and colored him in with Prismacolor pencils. I also cut out the Hello die twice in white card stock and adhered those layers. I cut out the Hello die again in the same color as my base and when I adhered it I offset it just a tad so the white layer is like a shadow. I popped on a couple of sequins and done! Such a quick and cute card!
For Sketch #3 I used Collection #1 that includes Natural Dots papers by Bo Bunny. Can I just say I love polka dots!? I love all the different colors in this collection. Once I saw the colors in the Family Tree Stickers that were included, I just knew this adorable little platypus was going to have to be colored to look like Perry the Platypus from my kids' favorite cartoon. He's so cute! I layered different colors of the papers and adhered them to the card base. I used Copics to color in the platypus and also to make the 'sky'. I tore the green papers for grass and colored the white parts with another copic marker. I adhered the 'grass' pieces and the platypus to the card and then I added the tree sticker. I stamped the sentiment using the the Mocha ink cube from the Banana Split subscription. I like the simplicity of this card just by using all the different polka dot papers.
For Sketch #4 I used Collection #4 that includes The Story of Us papers by Echo Park. After looking at the different papers in this collection, I just had to use this flower paper with almost a ledger kind of feel to it for this sketch. It was perfect! After adhering the piece I decided to use the floral paper and adhered a small rectangle piece. I die cut a circle of white card stock and I colored the top portion with a copic marker and adhered a piece of the floral paper trimming it around the circle. This sweet fox seemed like she would enjoy to be surrounded by some flowers so after I stamped and colored her in I adhered her to the circle. I popped on some sequins and a flower. I adhered some beads to the center of the flower. I stamped out the sentiment twice and made two banners out of it by masking the separate words with a post it note before stamping. I trimmed the banners by hand and popped them up on the card. I adhered this whole piece onto a white card base.
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