Friday, February 24, 2023

Stampin' Up! Playing in the Rain ~ Handmade Birthday Card


Birthday cards are highly requested from me, and some of my favorite cards to make!  This one was created for Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge # 594.  This is a double challenge, there's a sketch (pictured below) and the added challenge to use a furry friend on the card.  You can choose either challenge or both!  The challenge ends February 26th, so there's still a few days to play along.

When this amazing Rain or Shine bundled was demonstrated for us at the Texas OnStage Event for Demonstrators last November, the demonstrator used packing tape on parts of her cards to make them shiny.  I thought this was brilliant, so copied the technique on this card.  (I wish the photo would show this better)  

First, stamp and color the fox.  Then, stamp the fox again on a scrap of Basic White Cardstock.  Color just the hat and jacket.  Carefully place a small piece of packing tape over the fox.  Fussy cut the hat and jacket with paper snips. (This technique is easier on the rabbit or umbrella.  I did use an xacto knife to cut out the part around the paw)  I wish I could remember the amazing demonstrator who shared this...if you know, please leave her name in the comments, or send me an email.  

Happy Stamping!

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  1. Judith, what a cute interpretation of our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge! You even included a "furry friend"!! Thank you so much for sharing your card and creative talents with us at TSOT!!! -Donna

  2. What a cute card. I love that you used the sketch and the theme of "furry friend"! Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, TSOT Design Team

  3. The fox with the raincoat is super darling! Thanks so much for joining us at TSOT.

    -- Stamprgrl