My cousin, Pierre, is in the hospital and I wanted to make him a cheery get-well card. I took my inspiration from this comical froggie king statue that he posted to Facebook. A quick look in my digis library and up popped a frog wearing a crown. Yay!
So, here’s how I created my little froggie card…
- traced and detached the frog digi, using my Silhouette Cameo
- traced and cut out a lily pad, a free image that I found using Google Search
- created the square background using a blue polka dot background from my Silhouette library
- coloured the frog with my Copic markers…now, here comes the fun part…
- after colouring the frog, I used a Copic colourless blender to create lighter spots on the frog, then…
- I turned the frog over, wrong side up and, using a foam mat and an embossing tool (see photo below) I made depressions all over my little froggie king; when I turned it right side up, those little depressions appeared as bumps…the photo below shows the embossing tools and the black sponge mat.
Embossing tools and a sponge mat are very inexpensive and are must-haves in every paper-crafting studio.
After gluing the lily pad to the front of my card, I then added a “Wobble Spring” to the back of the frog and attached it to the lily pad. A little flick of the finger and the frog wiggles and wobbles.
I always finish the inside and back of my cards to match the front. A funny quote on the inside left panel should bring a smile to my cousin’s face.
So, that’s it for today. I hope my froggie card has inspired you to make a card for someone special in your life.
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