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Counting Sheep Birthday Card with Paper Piecing

Hello and welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #682.  We have a color challenge using Soft Succulent, Cinnamon Cider, and So Saffron.


With Sale-a-Bration, coming to an end in the next 2 weeks, I decided to use the Counting Sheep stamp set and the Sheep dies.  I'm also using the Textures and Frames stamp set.  It's also part of Sale-a-Bration!  Don't miss out on these great products!

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep by Jo Anne Hewins

My card base is So Saffron measuring 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  The Cinnamon Cider layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Basic White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

I used the open circle from the Textures and Frames stamp set for my background.  I stamped the stamped off So Saffron first and then added the stamped off Just Jade.  Just add where you like.  Notice how I did go off the page with my stamping.

The sentiment is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set from the annual catalog.  I did use my Stamparatus so that I could stamp more than once and get a good dark image.  I used Cinnamon Cider ink.

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep Close Up by Jo Anne Hewins

Stamp the sheep on Basic White using Memento Black.  Notice that on one sheep the ear is in the part with the designer paper and that on the other a leg is also inside the sheep's clothing.  You will need to stamp again on Basic white these areas of the sheep so you can cut that out and add.  Stamp the sheep again on the patterned paper.  I used the Soft Succulent paper from the 2021-2023 In Color Paper Stack.  Carefully cut out the clothing cutting away the extra legs and faces and stuff not needed.  Cut on the lines or just outside the black lines.  It's going to look perfect because you also have the black lines on the white sheep!  Add the clothing and then any ears and legs needed back in.  Color the hooves with a Dark Cinnamon Cider Blend.  Add a little Light Cinnamon Cider color under the cheeks and soften with a Color Lifter Blend.  Cut out the sheep with the Sheep dies and add with dimensionals to the card.

Cut some grass using Soft Succulent card stock and the Sheep dies.  Add with dimensionals.

Stamp party hats in Memento Black.  Color using the Light and Dark Cinnamon Cider Blends and cut out using the dies.  Add with a Mini Dimensional.

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep Inside of Card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of my card.  This sheep is stamped directly on the Basic White paper.  The saying is from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set In Your Words.  This set is free with a $300 order during Sale-a-Bration!

CCMC #682 Counting Sheep with Stamp Sets by Jo Anne Hewins

I thank you for your time today.  For other projects using the Counting Sheep go here and here.

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