This little piggy is just the cutest!! I wanted to make a birthday card with this set so I combined the pig with the fun Birthday Memories paper and the coordinating Birthday Friends framelit dies. I did some creative play with the stamps in the set (and added in a stamp from another set) to make my inside birthday message.
As you can see in this photo of the Little Piggy stamp set images the stamp that pairs with "This little piggy…" is the "Says Thanks" stamp. Well, I wanted "Says Happy Birthday" so this is what I did….
On the inside of the card, I stamped "Says Thanks" and then covered it up with a strip of the striped pattern from the Birthday Memories Designer Paper. Then I stamped the "Happy Birthday" message from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. That gave me the birthday greeting that I wanted without having to do any masking or omitting on the stamp itself.
I stamped the pig on Thick Very Vanilla card stock and watercolored it with ink refills (I used Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate) and the Aqua Painter. I swooshed the brush on a scrap paper repeatedly to lighten the color and to minimize how much water got on to my paper. Since the thick vanilla paper is not watercolor paper or coated like the Shimmery White paper, you can't saturate the paper repeatedly or it will pill. So I colored the pig with just one or two continuous brush strokes.
The birthday hat from the Birthday Memories paper fits the pig perfectly!
You could fussy cut out the hat – but if you have the Birthday Friends dies you don't have too!
Just drop the die on the hat that you want and send it through your Big Shot Die Cut Machine!
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