Hi Stampers. I hope you are having a Stampin’ good weekend. I found myself a bit stumped for inspiration this week, so I searched out a few challenge blogs. For today’s card I used sketch 276 from Freshly Made Sketches.
This is my interpretation of the sketch. I used the Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends bundle to create the cute little squirrel. A quick flip through the A Little Foxy DSP paper stack brought me to this tree looking paper in Basic Gray.
I used Basic Gray card stock, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″. I used the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes framelit dies to cut the Basic Gray circle for the tree hole (I sponged Basic Gray ink around the edge to give it a little extra pop) and the Whisper White circle for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment from the Sending Thoughts stamp set in Chocolate Chip ink. I used the layering circles framelit dies to cut the circle for inside the hole in the tree. I stamped the body of the squirrel (from the Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends stamp set) in Soft Suede ink. I punched the head for the squirrel out of Soft Suede and Whisper White and glued it together with the fine tip glue pen. I stamped the nose and eyes in Basic Black.
I adhered the DSP to the card front using snail adhesive and then attached the fox, hole and sentiment with snail adhesive too. I then decided it needed something more… I then used my retired Bird Builder punch to punch out the leaves in Basic Gray card stock and placed them randomly around the “tree trunk”. They were attached using the fine tip glue pen.
For the inside of the card, I used a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock and stamped the squirrel in the lower left corner with Soft Suede and Basic Black ink and the vine in the upper right with Basic Gray ink. I hope you find inspiration in my card and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and you choose to pop on over there and play along with us.
Such a fun and creative use of the sketch!! I love your squirrel peeping out of his little hole! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.