Posted: September 22nd, 2021 by

Squirrel Stamp | My Kind of Nutty

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today! Ali is here with an amazing handmade card created with our NUTS ABOUT SQUIRRELS stamp set which includes the super cute squirrel stamp, fabulous acorns, a log and some fun sentiments…

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year, the beautiful colours, the nights starting to draw in plus new stamp releases from Visible Image ? I’ve used the new ‘Nuts about Squirrels’ stamp set, and the ‘Autumn Leaves’ stencil which goes perfectly with this new release.


Cut a piece of white stamping card 145mm x 145mm.

Apply Scattered Straw distress oxide ink over 3 sections of your card using a blending brush.

Repeat with the Carved Pumpkin, Salvaged Patina and Seedless Preserves. Blend the colours where they touch.

Spritz a little water over your piece, leave for a few seconds and blot with a paper towel.

Dry with your heat gun.

Position the ‘Autumn Leaves’ stencil over your coloured card and tape down with low tack tape.

Colour the leaves with your oxide inks.

Remove the stencil and spritz with a gold spray such as Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent Gold Airless Mister.

Dry with your heat tool.

Wipe over your coloured panel with an anti static pad.

Stamp the squirrel silhouette stamps around the edge using brown versafine ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Stamp the large squirrel, one of the sentiments and quite a few leaves and acorn stamps with brown versafine ink, and clear heat emboss as before.

Colour your stamped images using watercolour markers and cut them out.

Apply a little gold gilding wax using the tip of your finger over all of your clear heat embossing.

Leave for a few minutes then burnish with a paper towel to bring up the metallic effect.

Cut a 9cm square from the centre of your panel.

Matt the large panel onto black card with a border of 5mm.

Matt your 9cm centre piece with a black border of 3mm.

Cut out your sentiment and matt it onto black card leaving 1.5mm border.

Attach the large panel to a white 7″x7″ card blank directly using pva glue.

Fix the centre panel with double sided foam pads so it is raised.

Mould your cut out pieces between your fingers to curve and shape them.

Attach the squirrel, leaves, nuts and sentiment using 3D glue gel.

  • Visible Image Stamps – Nuts About Squirrels
  • Visible Image Stencil – Autumn Leaves
  • Distress Oxide Inks – Seedless Preserves, Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin and Salvaged Patina
  • Low Tack tape
  • Blending brushes
  • Versafine Clair inkpad Fallen Leaves
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Gold gilding wax
  • Heat gun
  • Water Spritzer
  • Watercolour pens – Zig Clean Colour
  • Cosmic Shimmer Airless Mister Pearlescent Gold
  • White stamping card (300gsm), Black card for matting & layering
  • Vellum
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank
  • Foam pads, pva, 3d glue gel
  • Square die 9cm x 9cm

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autumn leaves stencil | maple leaf | card making
nuts about squirrels stamp set | acorns | fall | nature | clear rubber

I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by ?

Ali xxx

What a fantastic card! It’s a fabulous design and is so full of life.. it captures the ‘nutty squirrel behaviour’ perfectly!

Thank you for your brilliant tutorial Ali ♡ 

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Squirrel Stamp Handmade Card 

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