I used the middle row going across-celebrate, clean and simple and critters. I will not lie, this was tough for me. Clean and simple is NOT my forte!! However, I LOVE a challenge and so I decided to create a birthday card (my celebration).
I started off by stamping and coloring an image from Mama Elephant's "Three Amigos" stamp set. I used Copic markers to color the adorable raccoon (my critter) in and then covered his dark gray "mask" and tail pieces in clear Wink of Stella. I then cut him out using his coordinating die.
Next I die cut the birthday sentiment from Mama Elephant from a piece of paper that I had watercolored and discarded ages ago. I am a hoarder so even when I make something I don't necessarily like, I keep it thinking I might use it on a different project. It makes creating a lot faster sometimes!! I then covered the die cut with clear Wink of Stella to give it some shine.
Now that I had my main elements, I could put everything together. I cut a piece of patterned paper from Pebbles and adhered it onto a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" card base. I then die cut a white panel using Avery Elle's "Wonky Stitches" die and adhered it over the kraft paper.
Next, I adhered my birthday sentiment onto the card front and placed the critter on top, like he was sitting on a stool. I added the coral sequin and the little American Crafts heart (which was a generous gift from Ka) and it was done!! This was as clean and simple as I could make it!!
This challenge was a whole lot of fun. Please join us over at Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and enter your creation!!
(clicking on the photo will direct you to where I bought the supplies!!)