Monday, August 27, 2018

Featured Design Team Series: Hello Squeakheart by Amber MacMurtry

Good evening Rosies!

Amber here, taking over the WRC blog tonight to share some more inspiration for "Get Creative with Critters" week!


I have been wanting to make this card since I purchased this absolutely adorable Hello Squeakheart stamp set by Heffy Doodle!

I love these simple images that are perfect to use in clean and simple cards or with Copic drawn background & have nice areas to cut out for cute shakers, like mine--plus, if you know me, you know I can't get enough of cute, punny sentiments!

For this card, I decided I wanted a single layer scene to go with my fussy cut shaker elements. I started by drawing the front of the cage--just 3 lines--lightly with a pencil. I used post-it notes to mask so I could stamp the little mice so they look like they're inside the cage. Then I stamped the cheese,  and exercise wheel in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which is Copic friendly & colored the images. I used a kraft knife to cut out the bubbles in the cheese and center of the wheel for my shakers. Next I used a pencil and straight edge to sketch out the basic shape of the rest of the cage, then I traced those lines with a water based, fine tip, black pen, before coloring in the rest of the scene & stamping the "Hello Squeakheart" sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

To create my shaker boxes, I cut two 4x5.25 inch pieces of self adhesive Fun Foam, adhering the non-sticky sides together with double sided tape. I placed my card front over the fun foam and used a pencil to trace the openings for my shakers. Then I used a sharp kraft knife and non-stick scissors to cut openings, slightly larger than the traced openings. I backed the openings with a Judikins acetate sheet, before adhering my card panel to the shaker foam. I flipped the whole thing over and added some Doodles Paper Playground: Sparkle Blends to the shaker openings. I used Flaming Sunset for the cheese and Lilac Luster (out of stock) for the exercise wheel. I backed the cheese with a scrap of yellow cardstock, and the wheel with a scrap of purple, so no bits would escape & then adhered the whole panel to a top folding, A2 landscape card base. 

I love to bring the outside of my card to the inside, just a little bit, so I stamped the cheese in Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink, used a post it to mask off the opening and stamped a little mousie peeking out with Versafine Clair Morning Mist. Finally I stamped the punny "You are such a Gouda friend" sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Check out the huge selection of critter supplies over in the store!


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

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