Hello everyone! It’s time for more Pink & Main inspiration. With the new year comes a need to restock my birthday card stash so you’ll be seeing more of that for a while. I hope you enjoy it! Today I’m pulling out one of my very favorite birthday sets of all time – Party Animal. These critters are the cutest and are so fun to color! I couldn’t believe that I actually hadn’t used the giraffe yet so I had to change that immediately!
I stamped and colored him with my copic markers straight away, then die cut him with the coordinating die. I also stamped and cut out a sentiment with a large sentiment banner. Next, I cut the Dotted Cover pieces from white and blue cardstock. After laying my image and sentiment banner out for placement, I thought the design needed something. So I pulled out my adhesive sheets and cut three strips – 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch and 1/8 inch.
I stuck them to the blue panel and pulled the release paper off the top one strip at a time so I could add three different colors of super fine glitter – foliage, lemonade and ice rink were the colors I chose. I love this!!! Then I glued the dotted layer to the white scallop and popped the giraffe and sentiment banner up with foam squares.
I popped the scallop layer up with foam tape on a white card base before moving on to finishing touches. So I didn’t detract from the fun texture going on too much I just added a touch of gloss to parts of the giraffe, his hat and cake. Then I added a scattering of glitter enamel dots from the Butterfly Kisses pack.
I had so much fun switching gears out of holiday crafting to a fun and bright color palette with tons of texture! I’m always excited for holiday crafting but that transition after so many months is fun and refreshing.
Products used today:
Party Animal stamps and dies
Dotted Cover dies
Large Sentiment Strip dies
Super Fine Glitter – foliage, lemonade, ice rink
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Glitter Enamel Dots – butterfly kisses
A Touch of Gloss
Foam squares and tape
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!