It is my hubby’s birthday on Saturday and as I hadn’t yet used my Hero Arts kit from last year I decided to go with an Aussie theme for him. He is originally from Australia and my nickname for him is Kangaroo so somehow this seemed perfect. It is a CASE of one of Jen McGuire’s cards but I struggled with it a little so it sure isn’t perfect.
Firstly I created the background piece using the kit stencil and Distress Oxides. This fit into the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. Following Jen’s tutorial I tried to create the rest as shown but I messed up several times and in the end I just added an extra die cut behind each silhouette to give it a bit more strength. I also used a small bird stamp from an Inspired by Stamping set as I don’t have any from Hero Arts as yet. I used a Sakura gelly roll pen on the clouds because I can’t find my Wink of Stella pen anywhere. I’ve lost a roll of purple tape as well but I’m sure they’ll come to light when I begin to pack up my craft room for the move. And on the sun I used a Shimmer Stix dauber for the shine with a tad more of the glitter pen around the edge. The kangaroo silhouettes fit into the challenge at Allsorts so I’m able to enter it into 2 challenges. A bonus when this happens. I’ve saved the messed up bits and they will appear on another card eventually as I usually find a way to redeem badly stamped or inked efforts. It isn’t a card that stands up so I used a small ornament to hold it for the photo and will probably use the same thing to display it for him after he opens it.