Sharing a couple of fun jungle themed birthday cards today! The sloth is taking it slow, but the baby elephants are having a wild time!
My first card is a mini slimline card (6 1/4″ x 6 1/2″, scored at 3 1/4″ on the 6 1/2″ side and folded in half) and I began with a 3” x 6” white cardstock panel lightly inked with Twisted Citron Distress ink at the top and bottom and Dried Marigold/Scattered Straw Distress inks in the center.
Next, I stamped the sentiments on the right side in brown ink using stamps from the Birthday Cat Stamps and the Panda Party Stamps. The “Wishing You A” sentiment is 3” from the top edge of the panel and the “Birthday” sentiment is 1” below it.
I die-cut 7 monstera leaves using the Summer Greenery Dies from white cardstock and inked them with Speckled Egg and Rustic Wilderness Distress inks. I also die-cut a palm frond using the same dies from kraft cardstock. I then adhered these to the top and bottom of the panel.
Next, I die-cut 7 streamers using the Crepe Paper Streamer Dies from white cardstock and inked them with Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks. I adhered them across the panel and trimmed the excess from the edges.
To finish, I stamped the sloth from the Silly Sloths Stamps and a birthday hat from the Panda Party Stamps in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out. I die-cut the “LAZY” sentiment from white cardstock and brown cardstock using the Chloe Alphabet Dies and inked the white letters with Kitsch Flamingo and Dried Marigold Distress inks. I layered them over the brown letters to make the sentiment stand out a bit more. For an extra tropical touch, I die-cut 2 hibiscus flowers from pink and yellow cardstock using the current free-with-purchase mini die and adhered them over the leaves.
My second card is an A2 size card and I used the same color scheme on this one by softly inking a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock with Twisted Citron, Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold Distress inks. I die-cut the cardstock piece using the largest Stitched Rectangles Die.
Next, I stamped the “birthday wishes” sentiment from the Happy Thoughts Stamps in brown ink in the center of the cardstock piece and 1 3/4″ from the top edge. I die-cut 2 palm fronds using the Summer Greenery Dies from kraft cardstock and adhered them in the bottom corners, trimming the excess from the edges. I then inked a 2” x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock with Twisted Citron Distress ink and die-cut it with the largest Stitched Rectangle Die. I die-cut the piece across the middle using the grass die from the Picket Fence Die. This left me with 2 thin grass portions that I overlapped and adhered to the bottom of the background piece.
I die-cut 8 monstera leaves from white cardstock using the Summer Greenery Dies and inked them with Speckled Egg and Rustic Wilderness Distress inks. I then adhered them to the top corners and trimmed the excess along the left and right edges. I left a little bit of the leaves overlapping the top edge. I die-cut 5 streamers and some small streamer pieces using the Crepe Paper Streamer Dies from white cardstock and inked them with Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar, Saltwater Taffy and Kitsch Flamingo Distress inks. I adhered them across the top of the leaves and trimmed the excess from the edges.
I used the same steps as in the sloth card for the “HUGE” sentiment, but I used Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.
To finish, I stamped the elephants from the Baby Elephants Stamps, a cupcake/party favor from the Birthday Cat Stamps and a hat/party favor from the Panda Party Stamps in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out.
I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!