This weekend is one of our grandson's eighth birthday. While he was here last week, at our first Cousins Camp, we visited the GA Aquarium where he fell in love with the otters. He even took a stuffed one home with him. Happily, a few months ago a friend of mine came to scrapbook with me and brought a stamp set with her for me to stamp and die cut some images to use later. It was otters! I am so glad she brought this set and dies but I cannot remember the name of it. I believe it was a Lawn Fawn set but I'm not positive because I can't find it on their site to tell you the name of it. BUT it was great to use for Luke's card and I'm thankful she shared it with me.
I had to pull out some retired By the Shore Designer Series Paper to use for the water on this Soft Sky card base. Clouds were strategically added to the sky with the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative masks with Embossing Paste. I did this first and while the clouds dried I worked on the rest of the card. I used four other Stampin' Up! stamp sets to finish the card. I colored the party hat, from Better Together, with Clemson colors, Elegant Eggplant and Tangerine Tango. The package, found in Weather Together, was colored with Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist and Tempting Turquoise. I had to fussy cut those out. It was nice that the Crumb Cake otter has slits in his arms to hold things! I stamped a few sentiments from my friend's stamp set, too. I'm glad I stamped "Otterly Awesome". The rest of the sentiment I pieced together using words from Sunshine Sayings...again! This set has gotten a workout lately!
Inside the card are more otters! No birthday card is complete without some birthday wishes. I found these in Birthday Banners as well as the balloon. The "8" was die cut using the retired Little Number Thinlit dies.
Those otters had slits in their arms already too! It was easy to add those embellishments! Now I've got to get to the Post Office! The dog groomer had a conflict in her schedule yesterday so we'll have to wait until for her to come this morning before I can do that. But that's okay because I only got part of my cleaning done. Good thing I "saved" some for today or what else would I do?! lol I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
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