Hi everyone! How do Monday's come around so fast? Four days off flew by! I did have time to play in the featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast stampers yesterday. The card I chose to CASE is THIS ONE, and here is my card
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I loved the way Kris had the little bow tied around the top of the bird cage, so I was sure to copy that little gem of an idea! My caged bird is from Squigglefly of course, and is drawn by Revi Devi Paat. I colored the bird with Copic markers, but that's the only coloring that was required!
The happy birthday sentiment is from a dollar stamp I got at Michaels. The pearls at the top really dress this up don't you think?
Now, how about a fun thing you can do with your kids or grandkids? A while back I saw on one of Squigglefly's design team members blogs where she was making turkey's with her daughter by tracing their hands. I mentioned to her a craft I used to do with my kids when they were younger where we used their hands and feet to make a reindeer. I told her how to do it, and then I thought maybe it would be a fun thing to show ya'll too!
I don't have any grandkids (yet!) to do this with, so I did the next best thing and asked my best friend if she would trace her granddaughter's hands and feet for me so I could make one. here's how Katelyn's reindeer looks
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Here's how you do it - trace the child's foot on to brown card stock and cut out. Trace both hands on a lighter brown card stock and cut out. I sponged around the hands with some Chocolate Chip ink, and I thought it might look cute embossed too but I haven't tried that yet. Tape the hands at the toes end of the foot and add eyes and red nose.
I made my eyes with two white ovals, and two smaller black ovals. The eyelids were punched out of two brown ovals and I used a circle punch to take a bite out of each one. I sponged some Chocolate Chip ink on that too and used pop dots to pop them out over the eyes a bit. I used a white gel pen on the black part of the eye. The nose was also popped up and sponged a bit on the edges to give it a bit more dimension.
I added a bow so Katelyn can have a girl reindeer!
Make sure you write the child's name and date on the back. You can add a paper clip to the back for hanging, or a magnet for hanging on the fridge. I've also seen popsicle sticks taped to the back so they can be used as puppets. I think it would be cute to trace the hands and foot, scan them and then reduce the size on your computer and make tiny little reindeer for putting on a tree or pinning on a coat lapel.
Today's Monday so that means there's a new challenge on the Squigglefly blog today! Run and see what Kim has challenged the team to do! Enjoy your day, and thanks for looking!