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Masked Critters with Avery Elle Peek-A-Boo!

Happy Saturday crafty friends, Ashley D. here!  So excited to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today.  Daily life is looking a lot different for most of us these days, including wearing a face mask everywhere we go here in Washington State.  The continued restrictions and social-distancing has been hard for everyone - missing events, family, and friends, but we’re trying the best we can.  I thought it would be appropriate to create a card with some masked little critters, since face coverings have become our new normal.  But I really do miss seeing everyone’s faces and smiles!  

I began by stamping a variety of animals from Avery Elle’s Peek-A-Boo series (Peek-A-Boo Pets, Peek-A-Boo Pals, Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals) in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto alcohol marker paper and colored them with various Copic markers.  I die cut each with the coordinating die (Peek-A-Boo Pets Elle-Ments, Peek-A-Boo Pals Elle-Ments, Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals Elle-Ments), and added little masks to each of their cute faces using the nurse’s hat from Lawn Fawn Get Well Before ‘n Afters flipped upside down.  I cut them our with the corresponding Lawn Fawn Get Well Before n' Afters Lawn Cuts and added little ties using a Micron pen.

To create the background for this card, I used Mama Elephant’s Tri Window Cover die ink blended with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Cloudy Stencil, reserving the interiors of the three windows.  To create a little grassy background in each frame, I ink-blended a strip of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn dotted with a splattering of May Green Gansai Tambi watercolor paint.  I cut the strip into three and die cut them using the Lawn Fawn Simple Grassy Hillsides.  I layered the cloud window pieces and grass strips under the window frame popped up with foam tape onto a white A2 card base.   

I added each of the animals with foam tape, and made a sentiment banner using the end of the airplane banner (x2) from Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Spring (die cut with the corresponding Simply Celebrate Spring Lawn Cuts) with a custom sentiment created using Lawn Fawn Jessie’s ABCs.  I finished by added the little animal’s paws and hooves using Micro Glue Dots.  Thanks for stopping by and stay safe everyone!


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