Groundhog Day Card

It's Groundhog Day!  Hi, it's Ann from the Arnold Grummer Design Team and also from the blog: Annmakes.

In the spirit of the season I thought I would have some fun and share with all of you my dry sense of humour towards winter.  I made this card featuring handmade paper using the Arnold Grummer® paper making kit.  I used a sheet of a sky blue paper I made from recycling blue advertisements, and scraps of off white and white papers I had made in previous projects.  No waste here.

I think this makes for a good kids project too, it is pretty easy.

Materials used:
Arnold Grummer® Paper Making Kit
Paper from my recycling bin: blue advertisements and white envelopes from utility companies.
Brown coloured pencils
A stamp of a Groundhog or a Mole?  from a children's set of stamps
Some black stamping ink
Double sided adhesive

To begin, I used handmade papers I had made a while back using the Arnold Grummer® paper making method and kit.  Here is a link to a video explaining the method, and here is a link for purchasing the actual kit.  Note the coupon code below.

1. First, I cut an oval opening out of a pre made white card.  I wanted the handmade paper to stand out. I tore strips of off white handmade paper and adhered them to the opening from the inside of the card. 

2. I stamped what looks somewhat like a groundhog with a rubber stamp form a children's stamp set and some black ink, onto a scrap of white handmade paper.

3. I coloured the little guy with a mixture of brown colouring pencils.  I cut the groundhog out with some small scissors.  I adhered the animal to the back of the inside of the card.

4. I then took a piece of sky blue handmade paper and covered the entire back of the inside of the opening.

5. The groundhog sign was made with a toothpick, another scrap of white handmade paper and a black pen.  It was stuck into the snow banks with a dab of glue.

To see a funny fast forwarded video of how I assembled this card you can go over to my blog and click on the video clip.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and keep smiling, spring is coming.


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