Friday 11 October 2019

Mad llama Birthdays

Hey Crafters, 

llama tell you, I am in LOVE with this squinting llama. I made a whole set a few days ago, with backgrounds I had in my stash. I started with the gradient triangle background that I had created with one of a set of stencils. I think the colours turned out lovely and absolutely wanted to make sure I use it, before one of my cats (not looking at anyone specific...) manages to chew off the corners.

Then I coloured the llama with my ZIGs and fuzzy cut it out. I cheated a bit and made the neck longer. I adhered it flat to the card and added the sentiment strips with foam tape. The sentiments for all cards either say "Have a mad Birthday" or "Have a spectacular Birthday" in German. I think that goes really well with the squint. To draw attention to the eyes I covered them with glossy accents.

I liked the first card so much, I decided to use two older blended backgrounds as well and make a set of them. I added two black stripes with a black alcohol marker to the one, and some glass drops to the other, so they wouldn't all be identical. This time I also popped up the llamas on foam tape. 

Those two cards completed, I was was still not done with the llama, I think it's so hilarious. I fear I may never use the rest of the stamps in the set, because I'll always reach for this fellow.

So I  grabbed another prepared background. This one I had actually only kept for cutting shapes or maybe strips from it. I really hadn't liked how it turned out at the time. But I found that I could cover the parts I liked least with the llama and the sentiment, and now I think it's my favourite of the four.

I went back the next day and created matching envelopes, with very pale minimal shading.

So, that's it for today, have a lovely week-end



Seize the Birthday: #176 For the Kids
Addicted to Stamps and More: #362 make your mark
Cards for Guys: #230 Spooky or use Orange (I used orange)
Addicted to CAS: #169 Creature
Day of the month Card Club: #8 World Cardmaking Day 



  1. I love these! That llama is hilarious, as you say, and works so well on your beautiful backgrounds. (Now I'm going to get my stash of backgrounds out...) :D Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

  2. What a fun set of cards with fab backgrounds.
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  3. So viele tolle Hintergründe und das Lama passt jedes mal perfekt dazu!!
    Danke auch für dieses Beitrag bei DotMCC.

  4. Das süsse Lama ist ja fast wie ein Chamäleon! Es passt perfekt zu jedem der wunderschönen Hintergründe! Vielen Dank für's Mitmachen bei DotMCC. LG Rosi