Since my children were little, it's been Umple Jim. Just a little over a year ago when my sweet little granddaughter Sagan was born, he became Grumple Jim. That's Great Uncle. Today I have a birthday card for Grumple. There's probably a select few who would want this card, but Jim will love it. It features our new Hand-Lettered Prose Dies.
Let me make it clear before I get started that those globs are supposed to be mud. Pigs like mud, right?
Jim's card begins with a card base of Soft Suede measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.
The background paper is from the Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. It is Sahara Sand and is cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. Add to the card base.
The letters are cut from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies. I used the same paper stack and got out a sheet of the checked Soft Suede. I cut a piece large enough to accomodate all the letters and glued it to a piece of fun foam the same size. Cut the letters right through the paper and fun foam.
Stamp a pig from This Little Piggy on Whisper White scraps. Use Memento black ink. Color with the Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo Blends. I also used just a little of the Light Soft Suede. Fussy cut.
Mix a drop of Soft Suede ink from a reinker to some of the White Embossing Paste. I did this on a Silicone Craft Sheet and mixed using the Palette Knives. Add a little to the letters so that they appear to have mud on them. Add some to the card also. Then add a little to the pig.
Attach the pig to the card. Now arrange the letters across the card. Glue them in place one by one. The Y overlaps the pig just a little.
Cut the word happy in Flirty Flamingo using the Well Written Dies and add to the top of the card. To make the UMPLE, I cut out the words YOU, GROOM, HAPPY, LOVE. Cut out the letters you need and piece them together. I love that we can do that with so many words!
Let me explain the Jim loves pigs. I think it has something to do with the fact that he once had a Harley.
Here's the inside of the card. The saying is from Itty Bitty Birthdays. Add another pig and color using the same blends.
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