The theme of the day is “farm animals,” so Nanny, the goat, had to get in on the action. She wanted to make a card “for a very special someone.”
Nanny said I would find her in the Way To Goat Stamp Set, and I would recognize her because she was dancing. Sure enough, there she was, ready to be stamped in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.
She told me that Crumb Cake was her most flattering color, so I used my Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends for coloring. Next, I used Paper Snips to cut her free from the paper. She complained it tickled, and took too long, but was happy when I added grass and handed her the flower.
The flower is from the Special Someone Stamp Set, stamped in Garden Green Ink, and cut with a Special Day Die. A Special Day Die was also used for the grass, cut from Garden Green Cardstock.
For her background, we started with a Crumb Cake card base to match her fur. Then, we used the largest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut a selection of Plaid Tidings Designer Paper. Nanny wanted to stand out, so our solution was to cut a hole in the middle of the plaid, and place white behind it. The hole was cut with a Stitched Rectangles Die, 1 3/4″ X 3 1/4″, and the Whisper White cardstock was 2 1/2″ X 4. We glued the white to the middle of the card base, but rather than leaving the plaid flat, Nanny wanted to raise it on strips of a Foam Adhesive Sheet. That meant she needed to be raised on foam pieces also, but we both liked the dimension this created, and felt it was worth it.
Last, but not least, Nanny wanted to use a bubble for her sentiment from the Special Someone Stamp Set, so the recipient would know she was the one speaking. I stamped, “for a very special someone,” in Early Espresso Ink, and used A Special Day Die for cutting.
At the last minute, we dotted the center of the flower with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker.
There’s nothing like having a happy, dancing, card making, goat in your craft room!
I was inspired by the theme at Fusion, farm animals.
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My October Drawing Prize
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