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Hello friends and welcome to Party Animal Week!

If you are a fan of the Honey Bee Animal Stamps I think you are going to love this week’s posts as the Honey Bee Stamps Design Team will be spotlighting all their critters.

 

INSPIRATION

The idea behind my card was to create a birthday party scene where things may have gotten a bit carried away and Mae the Mouse captured a “Selfie” of the best birthday party EVER!

To make it possible to use all these animals I had to make it a slimline card. I planned this card out by gathering all my animal stamps and playing around with their arrangement on the paper until I was happy with their placement. I then figured out which ones I was going to stamp out first because those were the ones I would also have to create masks for. Can you figure out which ones I stamped first?

CARD DETAILS

I started off with a piece of watercolor paper that measured 4.5x 8.5 inches. I then stamped out Pinky the Pig and Penny the Platypus. I then masked them off and stamped out the rest of the animals on the back of the card beginning with Lily the Lamb in the center and then the  No Probllama Llama followed by the Feelin Fox on the end. The other Feelin Foxy Fox was stamped onto another piece of watercolored paper as well as the Blah Bunny and Mae the Mouse. On a few other pieces of paper, I also stamped out the party hats and accessories for the party animals.

Once all the images were stamped out I then colored everything in. I used Zig Clean Color brushes and a paintbrush to blend the color out. Once the first layers were done and dry I did go back to add all the detail brush strokes with the Zig markers. Here’s a closer look at the first half of the card.

All the images that weren’t stamped onto the background were all fussy cut and inked around the edges using a black marker. I could have used the coordinating dies for each animal but I think it would have taken away a little from the scene as these images are fairly large.

I used foam tape to pop up the animals in the foreground, giving the scene some depth and dimension.

As you can see here I only used Mae the Mouse‘s head as I wanted her to appear to be the one taking the “selfie” photo. Also, proportion wise a mouse is generally smaller than all these other animals and by placing her upfront you are tricked into thinking she much closer than the rest. Speaking of Mae, I gave her some black twine whiskers as I ended up cutting them off during the fussy cutting process.

All Party Animals have party hats so of course, the Llama had the sombrero and everyone else had a colorful party hat. Since I had cut these images out by hand I just cut off the pompom to make cutting easier and added a crystal jewel instead as a way to embellish them. I also used a white gel pen to add highlights to their cheeks and glossy accents to their noses and eyes.

To create the sentiment banner I used 3 stamps sets. Best from Cheerful Sentiments, the Birthday comes from the Ham It Up set and the Ever is actually from the everything stamp that comes from the Friends Like You set that I just masked to stamp only Ever.  And for the inside of the card, I used the Happy Birthday from the Foxy Sentiments Stamp set and the Friend from the Friendship set.

SUPPLIES

MAE THE MOUSE

MAE THE MOUSE

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LILY THE LAMB

LILY THE LAMB

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No Probllama

No Probllama

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Honey Bee BLAH BUNNY Stamp Set

Honey Bee BLAH BUNNY Stamp Set

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Feelin' Foxy Stamp Set

Feelin’ Foxy Stamp Set

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Friends Like You

Friends Like You

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FRIENDSHIP

FRIENDSHIP

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Foxy Sentiments Stamp Set

Foxy Sentiments Stamp Set

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Cheerful Sentiments Stamp Set

Cheerful Sentiments Stamp Set

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Pinky The Pig

Pinky The Pig

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Ham It Up

Ham It Up

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Penny The Platypus Stamp Set

Penny The Platypus Stamp Set

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Unicorn Rhinestones

Unicorn Rhinestones

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Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad

Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad

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Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad

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Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET

Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET

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Faber-Castell BLACK SOFT BRUSH PITT SB

Faber-Castell BLACK SOFT BRUSH PITT SB

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Recollections Black Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs

 Black Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs

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 UNICORN White Pigment Ink Pad

UNICORN White Pigment Ink Pad

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Arctic White Ultra Powder

Arctic White Ultra Powder

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STUDIO KATIA GLUE

STUDIO KATIA GLUE

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Glossy Accents

Glossy Accents

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Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll Classic Medium Point Pens Set

Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll  Set

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Double-Sided Foam Tape

Double-Sided Foam Tape

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GIVEAWAY / SALE

Stop by every day this week and leave a comment below each Blog post to qualify for winning one of our paper piecing animal dies. And, don’t forget to take advantage of the 15% OFF SALE at the HBS SHOP on any of the Animal Themed Honey Bee Stamps product. SALE ends Sunday, March 9th use Code PARTY15.

Hope this Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card inspired you today. Thank you all for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!
Cheers, Ilda

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26 comments

26 responses to “Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card”

  1. Shari Czerwinski says:

    Fantastic coloring, and love the little glossy pig nose! <3 So much cuteness 🙂

  2. Brenda Abbott says:

    Wow! I love this card! You did a fab job of giving it a 3-d look. And your coloring is spot on! Thanks for sharing your step-by-step instructions and talent.

  3. Sue D says:

    so cute with all of these party hat wearing critters. I like that Mae looks like she is taking a selfie.

  4. Arianna Barbara says:

    Awww!!! What adorable scene!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

  5. Anita says:

    Love this adorable card and your coloring is fabulous!

  6. Andrea Horabin says:

    FABULOUS. Love this selfie look 😀. The colouring is lovely and Mae looks like a naughty cheeky mouse, love it. I can see the hard work you’ve done here and a fab written tutorial too. Xxx TFS xxx

  7. marylouh says:

    The animals are darling. Love the platypus – he’s
    something different and cute. Great card and clever
    idea. thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I ESPECIALLY love the lazy bunny. What a cute addition he makes. This card is so cute–a platypus? Adorable!

  9. Brian Poteraj says:

    The llama is very cute, and the pig is great, but as a group these guys are very cool. It would be especially cool to send it to someone who has moved away and is missing his/her friends.

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome card! Love the critters and your pretty coloring! Blah Bunny is so cute, front and center!

  11. Aimee Phillips says:

    Super cute!! Love all the animals. I seem to gravitate towards the llama. Great release.

  12. Kelly S says:

    Oh my goodness my birthday is at the end of the month and this is the kind of party that I would love to have !!! All those cute critters in one place just makes my heart smile !! Beautiful coloring !!

  13. Amy Cooley says:

    How adorable! The pig is my favorite.

  14. Jackie S says:

    So creative. It looks like Mae is photo bombing the picture.

  15. This card is adorable. 🙂 Love how you incorporated all the animals.

  16. Julie Booker says:

    What a gorgeous and colourful scene. It must have taken ages to stamp, mask and colour. I *love* ❤❤❤ it! Such cute animals.

  17. Ishani says:

    Blah bunny, Feelin Fox and Mae.. were the first you stamped, in my opinion. What a fabulous SELFIE card!! I am amazed at this card Ilda.. you did a great job and so inspiring.

  18. Ilda, this is simply adorable! And that bunny on the very front simply made me laugh out loud – what a party! 😉 Thanks for this fun inspiration!

  19. Hanh says:

    Adorable card! That Blah Bunny cracks me up each time I see it! Really loving this longer card shape! Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Meghan Kennihan says:

    This is awesome! Great coloring and I LOVE THEIR PARTY HATS!

  21. Katie Brooks says:

    I think that bunny partied a little too hard, lol! Cute!

  22. Carla Hundley says:

    Looks like a great
    party and so cute!
    Carla from Utah

  23. Gail Davidson says:

    OMG – this card is hilarious! That llama! and blah bunny! too adorable!

  24. Andrea Shell says:

    Love this party selfie and all of those adorable critters! Beautiful colors!

  25. Andre M. says:

    Looks like they all had a blast at this shindig. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

  26. Lynda says:

    Awesome card. I often feel like the guy tuckered out in the front!!