Hey there, crafty friends! We’ve been having a great time packing up and shipping out orders of all our new Release products, so it’s been a bit of a zoo around here! So, when we saw Blog Design Team member Lisa Henke‘s wild animal birthday card, we were just tickled! Check out the details below…

And now, here’s Lisa to tell us all about her project…


Hello friends! It is birthday season in my house. Seriously, it’s a
thing — in a 4 week time span, we celebrate 8 family members’ birthdays! Three of which are all 3 of my boys, plus myself!  My littlest
one, Nicholas, was actually born on my birthday (I am also a twin). That’s pretty cool, I
think! So with all that birthday cake to make and eat, I always need a stack of cards in
February.

 I pulled out the darling Wild About You stamp set because my little guy is the biggest animal lover I know. I
started out with a piece of light gray card stock cut down to 3.75 x 5
inches and hand-stamped the background with all the different animals,
stamped in black ink. I added in some of the vine and leaf images to
fill in some blank spaces around the edges.

I always enjoy using tags for a main image panel. I didn’t want to cover up all the zoo animals in the background, so I cut the Build a Tag 5 from
vellum. I didn’t really want the jagged edge of this tag for this
particular card so I easily changed that up by adding the new Postage Stamp Edger in green along the bottom.
I wanted a bold statement with this tag, so I used the Free Spirit sentiment
set and stamped the birthday greeting in black ink. I then hit it with
some clear embossing powder to really make it pop on the vellum. It’s
such a pretty glossy texture for the card.

I then stamped the monkey and leaf images from Wild About You onto some Copic-friendly card stock and colored them up with Copic markers. I used the coordinating Wild About You Dies to cut them out. I added them to my tag, along with some black burlap twine.

I
popped up the finished tag with some foam dimension and added it to the
stamped background piece. I then covered the front of a top-folding Sugar Cube A2 cardbase with a piece of the leaf designer paper from Build A Scene 6×6 Paper Pack. I used a scattering of sequins from the Build a Scene Christmas bottle and a few black enamel dots. I know my Nicholas will just love this card. He’s my little monkey.

Thank you for sharing this fun card with us today, Lisa! And happy birthday to your little monkey, you and all of your amazing family! You can find more of Lisa’s fabulous work on her blog, My Little Creative Escape. Have a joyful day!