We’ll Walrus Be Friends Handmade Birthday Card

I’m participating in this week’s Freshly Made Sketches  challenge, which is a sketch to inspire a card layout…something I totally appreciate, when I start a new project.  I also chose to use a super cute stamp set from Stampin’ Up…’We’ll Walrus Be Friends’ – one that I’ve been dying to play with since I picked it up because of the cute walruses.

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Drum roll for the result please….

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I used a mixture of Stampin’ Up  tools and techniques to make this card!  

The card is made with a Whisper White base.  The larger matted white background was created using the High Seas 3D embossing folder, matted on Coastal Cabana card stock.

The smaller background was created with 3 ink colours: Pacific Point, Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana, using a watercolouring spritzer technique.  Then I layered on Silver Metallic ink splatters for extra shimmer (because who doesn’t like shimmer?!)  I just love how the colours in the background all came together to create a water look for the cute (sleeping?) walrus!

The walrus and sentiment were stamped from  ‘We’ll Walrus Be Friends’ set and coloured using Blends markers.  I added a Poppy Red stitched heart from the Stitched Label dies.  To tie it all together and add some bling, I added a few Basic Rhinestones and a white twine ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed this creative challenge card post.  To see more of my designs, please check out the Ideas section.  If you’d like more information, please check out my About page or e-mail me.  I would love to hear from you with any feedback. 

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