Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thank you from the Whole Herd!

My son asked me to create a card for his coach as their JV season is over for his High School Competition Cheer team.  So immediately, I thought of the Whole Herd stamp set from Birdie Brown at My Favorite Things.   This is probably one of my favorite stamps to play with because I just love all the cute little animals.   The card needed to be pretty big for everyone to sign.    I love making cards when I have a specific person in mind for the card.  I don't know about you but for me that makes it much easier for me to create when I have someone specific.  He is on the Varsity Team too and I already got my mind going with a card for that coach as she loves Pandas!

I pulled out all my accessory dies and got to crafting!  

I colored up the girl from Birdie Brown's Green Pastures with the same hair coloring as the coach and went about making her crew up for her.     I had so much fun coloring all these images.  I think they are so darned cute.    HINT:  when I color one image and go ahead and color a second one too.   That way when I need to make another card, my images are already colored and I can crafty in speedy time versus it taking me all day to make one card.   This card was done over like four nights.    I have very little time in the week to really craft.  

The sentiment was white heat embossed combing a greeting from a Mama Elephant set (Thank You) and a greeting from the Whole Herd set.    

This was one Monster Card to create as it needed to be big enough for all the kids to sign and write some love for the coach.  I have forgotten the dimensions of the card but I used a whole sheet of 8 1/2" by 11" of card stock and then scored in half.   I may have trimmed a smidgen off but I cannot say for sure.   I know that I needed to make a special envelope for it to fit in!   

Stamps:   MFT BB Green Pastures, Whole Herd, Mama Elephant Bear Hugs
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Distress Tumbled Glass, Versamark
Papers: Recollections (Card Base), MFT Red Hot, Sour Apple, Smooth White, Copic Xpess it
Tools: All MFT Barn, Grassy Fields, Rolling Hills, Flat Bottom Clouds, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Sakura White Gel Pen, Clear Wink of Stella, Copics

I am entering this card in to the Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog for Monster Mash Challenge.  This was one Monster Card that I created!  

Thanks for stopping by!   I hope that you have a fantastic Friday!  Woot! Woot! 

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  1. Oh my word!! This is STUNNING!!! What a lot of work that went into this!!

  2. This is so lovely...

  3. What a Monster of a card! That is so clever, I love it!! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.