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Welcome Sweet Baby

Hello crafty friends!!  I’m back with another super cute card featuring Simon Says Stamp Wild Cuddly Critters.  The theme this week at Always Fun Challenges is Zoo Animals, so I decided to go with one of my favorite zoo animals.  I also made a baby girl card with the adorable elephant in the set, which is another favorite of mine.  To be honest, I love all animals so all of them are my favorite!!

If you’d like to see the Valentine’s card that I made for my hubby last week, click here.


I am so happy with the way this one turned out.  As usual, I had no idea where I was going with this when I sat down to make it.  I knew I wanted to try a couple different ways to watercolor.  Here are the results:


I ended up using the distress image on the left, but I was pretty happy with the way the others turned out as well.  I think the Zigs were my least favorite, but I would still use him.  I really liked the way the Peerless watercolored one turned out too.  I used Gathered Twigs, Scattered Straw and a little bit of Vintage Photo for the hooves and nostrils.


I used Simon Says Stamp ink for the sentiment in Slate and then some Sea Breeze Nuvo Drops for an added embellishment.

And here is the card I made for a baby girl.  I love how this one turned out too!!



I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brushes for this cutie.  I used 091 Light Gray, 095 Dark Gray and a little 028 Pale Pink for the ears and cheeks.  For the polka dot background I used Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.

Please join us this week and share your zoo animal themed cards by going to the Always Fun Challenges blog.  We have a new theme every week that everyone is welcome to join and we always have super fun themes.

I’ll see you next week ~


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