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Critter Birthday Card!

 Hi everyone, Ashley here and I'm excited to be back on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog to share a card with you! 

My husband celebrated his birthday recently, and I wanted to make him a card with some personalization specific to him. So, I used lots of Lawn Fawn supplies to make a card featuring our three pets!

I started by watercolouring the background piece using Distress Oxide inks in Chipped Sapphire, Prize Ribbon, Broken China and Tumbled Glass. I smooshed some ink from each pad onto my work surface and sprayed them with water, and then just pressed the cardstock into the wet ink. I dried the panel using my heat tool, and then repeated this a few more times to get layers of colour. Ink smooshing is one of my favorite tried-and-true techniques for getting an easy watercoloured background!

Next I did some die-cutting: first, I die-cut a piece of kraft cardstock (I used Neenah Desert Storm) with the Lawn Fawn Fall Leaves Backdrop die. I brushed some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink in from the edges to give the piece a vintage look. Next, I die-cut one brown woodgrain and one white piece of cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Birthday To You die. The woodgrain paper I used was Lawn Fawn's Dark Brown Woodgrain cardstock. I glued these pieces together in a slightly-offset fashion, so that the white piece peeked out behind the brown piece.

Next, I did some stamping! I stamped out one of the dogs from the Lawn Fawn Furry and Bright stamp set, one of the cats from the Lawn Fawn Purrfectly Wicked stamp set and one more cat from the Lawn Fawn Purrfectly Wicked Add-On stamp set. I also stamped out some leaves from the Lawn Fawn You Autumn Know and Scripty Autumn Sentiments stamp sets. I used Gina K Amalgam ink in Obsidian for the stamping, and I coloured in the images with my Copic markers. These critters were meant to represent our three pets: our Golden Retriever Indiana, our Russian Blue Luna, and our old black cat Salem.

I used liquid glue to adhere all of the elements together, and then stuck the whole panel down onto an A2 card base!

I had so much fun making this card and sharing it with you here! Make sure to check out the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop to shop for all the supplies I used to make this card. And, feel free to head over to either my Instagram account or my YouTube channel (or both!) if you'd like to see more of my creations.

Thanks for stopping by!


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