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 ūüėÄ I’ve used the new ‘Nuts about Squirrels’ stamp set, and the ‘Autumn Leaves’ stencil which goes perfectly with this new release.



Tutorial


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.




Supplies



  • 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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nuts about squirrels stamp set | acorns | fall | nature | clear rubber



autumn leaves stencil | maple leaf | card making



I hope you have enjoyed this project and thanks for stopping by¬†ūüíĖ

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 

Hedgehog Hugs Stamp | Forest Stencil

Hello! We have Stempelfrida here on the blog today with a fantastic card created with our *NEW* HEDGEHOG HUGS stamp set and THE FOREST stencil…


The temperatures are dropping and it’s raining again and again. I wonder if autumn is already here. But the hedgehogs still need to build up a cushion and feed on snails and worms. Besides, they need big piles of leaves to nestle under. So, dear sun, stay a little longer with us and keep us warm. Until then, I send hedgehugs with this sweet representative.


hedgehog hugs stamp | leaves | forest stencil | handmade card


I have put the cute hedgehog from the set “Hedgehog hugs” of Visible Image in front of a tree background in scene, which I made with the stencil “The Forest”.

To do this, I first stamped the hedgehog and a second time on non-permanent stickers to use it as a mask.



I coloured the good print with Copics.

Next I fussy cut the mask of the hedgehog by hand and glued it on the colored hedgehog.

Then I attached the stencil over it with washi tape and wiped the blue background with Distress Oxides.

Afterwards I sprayed water drops on it.




After I removed the stencil of the forest and the hedgehog mask, and the background was well dried, I traced the edges of the trees with black.

I stamped the leaves several times, colored them with Copics and fussy-cut them.

I put a design paper on the card background and painted dots on the edges with a sakura pen



Did you already check out the hedgehog stamp set from the new release? I copied it for you into the supplies list below.


Supplies


hedgehog stamp | trees stencil | forest | autumn card | fall



Stamps: Visible Image Hedgehog Hugs


Hedgehog Hugs stamp set | leaves | hibernate | sending hedgehugs | clear | rubber


Stencil: Visible Image The Forest


forest stencil | trees | craft | card making


Stamp pads:
Ink on 3
Distress Oxides: chipped sapphire, tumbled glass, salvaged patina

Copics: 100, E51, E55, E57, E81, E84, E87, E08, E97

Sakura: 0.8, 1.0




This card is amazing! The hedgehog stamp and leaves look wonderful, and the geometric papers give a great frame to the gorgeous forest scene. Thank you stempelfrida ‚ô°

 

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