Thursday, January 11, 2018

avery elle storybook critters

I don't own many critter stamps since I don't tend to create too many "cute" cards, but these critters from Avery Elle caught my eye when they came out. I like that they are not ├╝ber-cute.

As for my card design, ehhh. I had this idea to use my new wreath die and hide the critters in it. Didn't work as I envisioned. So this happened. Would probably confuse the heck out of the baby boy recipient (if he wasn't a baby)! And certain to give the 'rents something to think about (a deer hanging from the ceiling...) I'm callin' it artistic license. So here it is.


Stamped, watercolored and fussy cut the animals. Die cut the wreath. Stamped some dots in beige on my cardbase before stamping the sentiment. Adhered all the elements, leaving some parts loose (like the mouse's tail ;) Added some gold glitz glitter to the three stars. Artistic license.


I hope you likey. I was inspired to work with these animals by Inspired by all the Little Things.


I'm also hooking up at:
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Winter Blues
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - December New (my die)
Allsorts Challenge - New (my die)
Fusion Card Challenge - 4th Anniversary! (went with the blue/brown color combo)


17 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Sweet, not-too-cutsie baby boy card, Maria. You're right about those AE critters; they are adorable without being saccharine. I like your design, and I think you've made a delightful card that fits these challenges perfectly. Have a great Thursday! Bev

Mervi said...

Beautiful and lovely card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts this week;-))m

Darnell said...

Here's what I think happened. I think baby boy received a nice variety of adorable stuffed baby animals when he was born. It's been a few weeks now and it's time that the animals had a washing up. Here in Maria's card today, baby boy is getting a giggle out of watching his toys go round and round in the dryer. The end!! Thank you for playing at Inspired By All the Little Things! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Cute without being cutesy, Maria ... those little critters are just lovely for a baby card ... puts me in mind of a hanging mobile above the cot ... they're placed just how baby would see them! Hugs, Anita :)

Kathleen said...

A very different and great way to use the wreath, some really super animals too.
Thank you for joining our 'Something New' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Claire said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with artist license or your card, its unique and sweet for a new baby card. I love the fact is different x

Daria Z. said...

Such fun colors, Maria! A lovely baby card.

Kim Heggins said...

Such a sweet card...love all your adorable critters!

Linda Callahan said...

Delightful! Glad you shared it at Fusion!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, those are nice critters! I think this is super fun and fabulous, Maria! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Marianne Pelletier said...

Love your card ! So pretty and creative !

Barbara Schiassi said...

Lovely card! your idea to use this die is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

Lyndal said...

Super card Maria, reminds me of a baby mobile! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

Sheri Gilson said...

Super sweet take on the inspiration! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Inspired By All The Little Things!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute card and take on the inspiration photo! Thank you for joining us!

LauraJane:) said...

Design brilliance with the critters going all around the card Maria! Thanks for playing with us at Inspired By:))

Marcie Sharp said...

I think this is a perfect baby card! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Inspired By!

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