Monday, February 2, 2015

GroundHog Day Card

It's Groundhog Day!  If you see your shadow KEEP CALM!  Yes, it means six more weeks of winter. However, on the bright side it gives us six more weeks of excuses to stay indoors and craft, craft, craft!

Today I am sharing my latest card creation with you and the viewers of the Arnold Grummer® paper making blog.  Here it is:


For starters this is what I used:
Arnold Grummer® Paper Making Kit
paper from my recycling bin: blue advertisements and white envelopes from utility companies.
Brown coloured pencils(Crayola)
A stamp of a Groundhog or Mole?  from my kids stash
Some black stamping ink (Memento)
Double sided adhesive (3m)

To begin, I used handmade papers I had made a while back using the Arnold Grummer® paper making method and kit.  Here is a link to a video explaining the method, and here is a link for purchasing the actual kit.  Note the coupon code below.

I cut an oval opening out of a pre made white card (I make the in advance from Staples card stock).  I tore strip of off white handmade paper and adhered them to the opening from the inside of the card.


I stamped what looks somewhat like a groundhog with a rubber stamp form a children's stamp set and some black ink, onto a scrap of white handmade paper.

I coloured the little guy with a mixture of brown colouring pencils.  I cut the groundhog out with some small scissors.  I adhered the animal to the back of the inside of the card.

I then took a piece of sky blue handmade paper and covered the entire back of the inside of the opening.

The groundhog sign was made with a toothpick, another scrap of white handmade paper and a black pen.  It was stuck into the snow banks with a dab of glue.


Finally I used a piece of blue twine and twill tape from my basket of scrap ribbons to decorate the lower front of the card.
Here is a quick video of the card being made:



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