Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter Lamb

Easter Lamb
by Kathy Berger

Happy Easter!

I know this Easter is different from the usual celebratory day. We all have had our lives disrupted by this pandemic, and many of us are struggling with the results of our necessary shutdown. I hope in spite of the chaos you are all able to find some peace on this special day.

So, today I have a sweet vintage lamb from our February release to share with you. I diecut the lamb out of white paper and lightly colored it with Copic cool gray markers, shading the belly and adding soft swirls to mimic the lamb's wool. I added a tiny google eye to the eye hole created by diecutting. I set the lamb aside.

I inked the gingham background stamp with violet ink and stamped it on white paper. I also used the direct-to-paper technique with the same ink pad to create a strip of plain cardstock, create a rectangle of plain cardstock, and to color the lamb's bow. I stamped my sentiment on white cardstock with the same ink, and diecut it out with an oval die. I diecut a scalloped oval from the rectangle of plain cardstock and layered it under the sentiment oval.

I cut a lacy scalloped border from white cardstock. I glued the border strip under the edge of the gingham cardstock, and then glued it to my card front and trimmed off the excess. I glued the strip of plain cardstock to the bottom edge of the card. I glued the lamb and the sentiment in place. I finished off the card by gluing the bow onto the lamb.

I hope you will have a wonderful Easter Day!

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Cute Pup

Cute Pup
by Kathy Berger

The March 2020 release from Frantic Stamper is all about pets. The Cute Dog in a Bed die set coordinates well with the My Dog's Stuff set, and with the previously released Dog House set. I decided to mix and match from the older and brand new sets to make my card.

To make my dog card I modified the dog diecuts. I cut two of them out of white paper and colored them identically. From one I carefully cut off the head, and from the other I cut away most of the head, but left enough to allow me to layer the other head over it without any gap. I then die cut a paper spring, trimmed it down to fit behind the head, and affixed it to the back of the head.

For the base of the card I die cut the largest rectangular frame in the Elementals #13 die set. I set the frame aside while I created the background for the dog. Using the cloud side of the Frantic Stamper Scene Builder Stencil I created a cloudy sky. I die cut a doghouse out of red cardstock, and its roof out of black. I also die cut a grassy hill edger out of green, and cut the hill to the same size as the background by diecutting it with the frame die. Doing this also gave me stitch lines around the bottom and sides of the grass. I glued the grass in place, and added the dog house to the scene, trimming off the excess. I die cut a sun, added it to the upper right corner of the backdrop, and trimmed off the excess. I then affixed the backdrop to my card.

I glued the dog's body in place on the backdrop, and then glued the spring on the back of the dog's head to the scene, over the dog's body. I added small google eyes to the dog's head.

I added foam tape to the back of the frame and adhered it to the card, taking care that it perfectly aligned with the backdrop.

Lastly, I diecut the rope toy from the My Dog's Stuff set, colored it, and attached it to the lower left corner of the frame.

Here is a brief clip of the head in motion. I hope you will enjoy it!

Isn't the card fun?!

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020


by Kathy Berger

This card has a ton of sparkle and shine! I started by diecutting the new Wacky Windows card base out of light blue cardstock and out of craft foam. I diecut several of the Cat Sihouettes from black card stock. I placed the kitties into some of the light blue Wacky Windows, gluing the bottom parts of them behind the panel and the tops to the front of the panel. I then layered the blue panel onto the craft foam panel.

I layered the completed kitty panel over a rectangle of white glitter card stock, and then that to a navy blue oiece of cardstock whose edges I had colored with a clear Wink Of Stella brush marker.

I diecut the reverse-cut MEOW from black card stock, and placed it onto a piece of clear packaging tape. I pieced in the center of the "O", and then put a second piece of clear packaging tape on the back. I trimmed the packaging tape to the edges of the rectangle and then glued the sentiment to the card front. I finished the card by adding a small black ribbon bow.

I am very fond of cats, and so are many of my friends, so the March 2020 pet release from Frantic Stamper is especially fun for me! Be sure to check out all the great cards made by the other design team members on our Facebook Page (link below) and on the team members blogs (links in their names to the right of this post).
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