Posted by BeckyJ, 21 Feb, 2013
This gorgeous card has been made using the Creativity Club Spring Green downloads and Xcut dies.
To create the background back bunting and chevron striped paper to card and cut to 19.5cm wide. Trim along the bunting so that it is upside down to create a hill. Cut to about 11.5cm tall.
As in step 10 cut along a chevron stripe and trim to about 14 cm tall.
Stick the bunting hill to the chevrons using 3d foam. Attach the frog and balloon to the front, again using 3d foam.
To create the body die cut the largest scallop oval from pale green card and the fourth largest oval from grass green coloured patterned paper. Blend Artiste green dye ink round the edges before nesting together. From this point apply the ink to each piece of card and paper used in the design.
For the face, die cut the fourth largest scalloped oval from pale green card and the middle oval from lime green shamrock paper. Layer together before attaching to the top half of the body using 3d foam.
Complete the design with hand drawn highlights on the features and Verde adhesive stones to give a glint in the eyes and to accent the toes.
To create each eye die cut the smallest but one circle in green card. Attach a cream circle created using the smallest circle die and add a dark brown pupil punched with the smallest “build a brad” punch. Attach to the top of the face using 3d foam.
Die cut the second smallest scalloped oval in pale green card and the smallest oval from pale green striped paper. Mat together to give the base of the foot.
Create your sentiment using Vintage Notes Rub On alphabets and matt onto green card, before attaching to the front of the card as shown.
Add two dark brown punched nostrils (the same as the pupils from step 3) to the middle of the face.
For each of three toes die cut the smallest circle from card. Use the middle punch from the “build a brad” set to punch a small circle from patterned paper and attach to the small card circle. Using 3d foam add the toes to the top of the oval foot. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to create another foot and attach each one towards the side of the body at an angle as photographed.
To create the shamrock balloon die cut the smallest circle from cream card and add a green circle punched using the middle “build a brad” circle.
Die cut three of the smallest hearts from pale patterned paper and three of the second smallest hearts from dark green shamrock paper. Stick these behind the circle from step 7 as shown. Also add a stem cut from green card. Top the centre with a Lincoln Linen mini daisy button and Verde adhesive gem.
Wrap four short lengths of silver wire together and attach one end to the back of the balloon and the other to the reverse of the right foot.