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Party Animals--Avery Elle

Good morning everyone, Amy Copeland here with another birthday card for you.  I get the most use out of birthday cards and thank you cards, so that's what I tend to create the most.  I started my card by stamping the critters, paws, and accessories from Avery Elle's *adorable* stamp set called Peek-A-Boo Pals onto smooth white cardstock with Copic-Safe ink and colored them in with my Copic Markers.  I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out, then set them aside to work on my background elements.  I used another piece of smooth white cardstock and covered the entire panel with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink using my Mini Ink Blending Tool, then used the MFT Stamps Cloud Stencil and lightly blended Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide over the stencil.  I spritzed some clean water on top of my cloud panel with a Mini Mister, then blotted dry with a paper towel.
Next, I used a piece of light gray (greige?) cardstock from my stash and lightly pounced Old Paper Distress Oxide ink through the MFT Stamps Small Brick Wall Stencil to create some texture.  I cut both the cloud panel and the brick panel out with A2-sized Stitched Rectangle dies, then used my paper trimmer to cut off the top half of the brick panel.

I used Foam Tape to pop the "brick wall" up on the cloud background, then used Liquid Glue to adhere the critters, their paws, and the hearts and hats.  I used the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen to give the hats and hearts some sparkle, then used Glossy Accents on the hats, hearts, and noses to give them a lot of shine.

The final step was to heat emboss my sentiments onto Lawn Fawn's Black Licorice cardstock using VersaMark Ink, white embossing powder, and my Heat Tool, adhered them with the same liquid glue I used for the other elements, and then adhered the entire card panel onto an A2-sized (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) white card base.

Hope you enjoyed this cute, clean-and-simple, but with a little "pop" card featuring Avery Elle stamps and dies.  See you next week! :)


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