Our lovely Godson celebrated his first birthday recently so I looked through my stash to find something suitable for a 1st birthday card. The Three Amigos set by Mama Elephant caught my eye as I thought I could stack the critters to create a number 1.
Upon further consideration, I decided that it wouldn’t be obvious that the stack was number 1 so I created a one-shaped card in Design Space and cut it out on my Cricut Maker, together with a couple of layers.
Next, I stamped the critters and coloured them with my Copic markers. I stamped the sentiments and added a tiny heart from another stamp set.
Using the matching dies, I cut out the critters. Since the critters would stick out from the No.1 and the Copic markers bleed through the card, I cut additional die cuts from the card base to cover the back of the colouring.
The animals didn’t reach the top of the card so I cut a little section of white card and stencilled clouds on it. I die cut 2 lengths of ‘grass’ for the base.
Lastly, I popped the critters up on foam pads and added foam pads to the top layer of grass.
To add a little more dimension to the characters, I finished them with some clear Nuvo drops on the eyes, noses and the hearts.