It's Sis from Paper, Craft & Scissors with a quick birthday card. Sometimes it is nice to give someone a card that is less than serious but still pretty. Okay - I almost always give someone a whimsical birthday card and this one is no exception.
I have the perfect stamp sentiment that reads "another year older? no stinkin' way!" from Darcie's Heart and Home. The stamp set includes a darling skunk but I wanted to make a little larger card with a little dimension. I found a cute skunk on one of my "go to" cartridges, Birthday Bash. As designed, the skunk holds the number "7" and a balloon. The added value of this cut is that is large enough to completely cover the Action Wobble spring that I wanted to use. I cut the skunk at 4" tall.
While I could swap the number easily, I decided I wanted to add a bouquet of flowers and skip the balloon. You can see the skunk has one arm down and one arm up. Rather than hand cutting another arm, I used the area with the raised arm as the base of my flower bouquet. First, I hand cut a triangle to serve as the flower bouquet wrapping and tucked it underneath the downward facing hand.
I cut a three types of flowers from the Flower Shoppe including one that has a flap to make the flower have more dimension. I used a variety of sizes with the largest flower measuring 1.30" tall and the smallest measuring .90" tall. I assembled my flowers and add a pearl accent to each. I adhered the largest flowers first and then worked in the smaller flowers which were adhered with a pop dot. The fern sprays are from the McGill Pine punch.
Once I finished assembling the flowers, I added the Action Wobble spring. He was a little off balance so I glued a penny on the backside of the skunk head to counter the weight of the flowers. The skunk and his bouquet are attached to a Spellbinder cut-out (the floral patterned paper) that is adhered to a piece of chipboard in order to give the skunk plenty of "wobble room." The background patterned paper measures 5.25" square.
I used my Copic markers to add some texture to the skunk's white fur and face. His eyes were cut out of white cardstock. I added blue irises by punching light blue cardstock with my Crop-A-Dile. I added pupils with a Micron pen.