Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop! It’s January and time to celebrate good times (are you humming a certain Kool and the Gang song yet?) as we kick off the 2020 Sale-A-Bration. Did you stop by Amy Kinler’s page yet? I know she did something great!
So this month’s theme is all about celebrating and I thought the Gang’s All Meer was a perfect fit for a fun birthday card. These little guys are just the cutest and I was inspired to use them after seeing a card by fellow SU Demo, Dawn Olchefske. I have a couple of peeps I think might enjoy this card, so might have to make a couple of variations of it.
This card really is pretty straight forward. Here are all the measurements:
- Call Me Clover 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2 inches
- Shimmery White 4 x 5 1/4
- Basic Black 4 1/4 by 3 1/2 then use the Layering Squares to cut out the center of your frame then cut the cardstock to your desired frame size.
- Scraps of Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade and Whisper White
So, after cutting my cardstock, I stamped my Meerkat gang and my lizard onto the Shimmery White with Memento Ink. I mounted both stamps onto the Stamparatus and stamped them all at once. The Stamparatus makes this a super easy card to make! I then used an Aqua Painter along with my ink pads to color in my Meerkats, lizard and background.
I decided my card needed a little more color so I used the Artisan Textures stamp and Crushed Curry ink to randomly stamp my background.
I then cut out my frame using the Layering Squares Dies and attached it using the mini black Dimensiionals. Next, I punched out my Crushed Curry circle and textured it using the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. I used Call Me Clover ink to stamp and then punched out my Happy Birthday with the Classic Label Punch. I attached these pieces along with my Leaf Ribbon with Dimensionals and Tear & Tape.
My final touch was to stamp and cut out the party hat and attach it with a half of a Mini Dimensional. I meant to add a tiny rhinestone to the top of the hat, but it seems got distracted, probably by Sadie wanting to play ball, and forgot to do it before I took the picture. I will definitely do this before giving the card.
Thank you for letting me celebrate with you! If you love these Meerkats and the lizard as much as I do contact me to find out how you place your qualifying Sale-A-Bration order to get them for FREE!
I am off to see how Frances Wagner is celebrating this month. I know it will be fantastic!
Please join me and the other NC Demos next month when we will be “bugging out” on February 23rd!
January Blog Hoppers
Toni Campana – https://wp.me/p4tAAw-bN
Jo Anne Hewins – https://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2020/01/nc-demo-blog-hop-for-january-sale-a-brate.html
Amy Kinler – https://stampinwithaheart.com/salebration-hb2u-with-stitched-lace/
Tracie Evans Langley – https://wp.me/pbuEpC-9F
Frances Wagner- https://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2020/01/nc-demo-january-2020-blog-hop-celebrate.html
Sharon Maranich – https://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/2020/01/nc-demos-blog-hop-lets-celebrate.html
Nedine DuPree – https://craftloungecreations.blogspot.com/2020/01/happy-new-year-january-nc-demos-blog-hop.html?m=1
Laurie Meier – https://stampedgreetings.com/my-favorite-sab-stamp-set/
Ariel Matera – https://mermaidinkpad.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/club-projects-for-january/