It’s Your Day!

Hi there!  Don’t you just love those adorable critters from Neat & Tangled’s Wild Ones?!  I couldn’t pass them up and decided to use them in Little Tangles Challenge 83:  Birthday.

I stamped those cuties with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored them with Copics, and cut them out.  I trimmed the white bottom portion off the presents because I wanted the gifts to rest on the giraffe’s back seamlessly.  I added some details and highlights with a white gel pen before going to town with clear Wink of Stella.  I knew I wanted to have the friends lined up as though they’re marching to a party, so I made a 5″ x 7″ card from black cardstock to have enough room for them.

To create the background, I used Neat & Tangled’s new Balloon Duo stencil and distress inks.  The ink colors I used are Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, and Weathered Wood.  I masked off the balloons before flicking some water droplets onto the ground and then blotted it dry.  I painted the little highlight on the balloons with a damp paintbrush.  The balloon strings were hand-drawn with a black Sharpie.  Once my background was dry, I heat-embossed a sentiment from Neat & Tangled’s Hooray set, adhered the panel to my card, and popped up my stamped images with foam tape.  For a little more sparkle, I added some sequins from Craftin Desert Divas.

The party continues on the inside of my card.  I adhered some white cardstock and stamped “go wild” from Wild Ones in black.  I also added some of the confetti images from the set in shades of yellow and orange.

Thank you for stopping by!

I’m entering this card into Little Tangles Challenge 83:  Birthday.


  1. Ashwini | 29th Aug 17

    Absolutely amazing card, Andrea! The critters truly look adorable, and your birthday scene is so fun with the colorful balloons and all those presents! Spectacular card! Thank you so much for joining us at the Little Tangles challenge!

  2. Shona Chambers | 1st Sep 17

    The colours on this card make it so happy, I can’t not smile when I look at it!! Its a fantastic scene and your colouring skills are incredible as always. So happy to see you at Little Tangles this month!

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