SQUIRREL!

by Lydia Fiedler July 29, 2021 4 Comments

I've been hand feeding a squirrel named Clarence since March! And as it turns out, Clarence is a girl, and had two babies in the spring, who I also feed now! Clarence is the sweetest little squirrel, and sits right next to me to eat her little peanuts every day. 

So I'm bringing you an ADORABLE little Christmas Squirrel today! I used the gorgeous new Branches Infinity Dies with a little twist.

When I got these dies - I did not cut them apart, and I don't for most dies, unless they're nested - that way every time I cut, I get extras!

So after I cut it out of Pitch Black cardstock, I separated the inner and outer branches, and put some temporary adhesive on the inner branch piece, and adhered that to my card front. I used a Blending Brush and Soft Granite Ink to create a wintery background for my squirrel.

I then adhered the black frame around my scene, and that's it! One tip when using these dies - it really helps to take the time to put adhesive on all the little branches if you want them to lay flat, but - it's also fun to leave some loose for a more 3D card. 

I love how the negative space left by the die cut gives it a frosty feel.

II hope you are having a great week so far! Thanks for stopping by!

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4 Responses

Janet Carter
Janet Carter

August 01, 2021

That is a great squirrel story. When I was growing up we fed the squirrels by hand, too. Thank you for the tips on using the branch die, I love the way they look.

josmary Lorena flores
josmary Lorena flores

July 29, 2021

I have seen lots of videos of squirrels getting very attached to their human friends must be fun to have a visitor everyday how cute are they. Lovely card those branches are one of my favorites and will get a lot of use from me.

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

July 29, 2021

Wonderful way to use the branch dies.
Melissa
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Linda Crowley
Linda Crowley

July 29, 2021

Such a sweet card, and that scarf!! I can’t even!