MFT Squirrel Card for Stamp Expo Swap

MFT Squirrel Card handmade by Maria Byrd | CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com | My Favorite Things (MFT): Woodland Friends, A Tweet Hello, Grateful For You; and Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring paper pack. 2019.

A few weeks ago, I attended my first Stamp and Scrapbook Expo where I participated in a Card Swap (aka card exchange).  I made this cute squirrel piece using My Favorite Things (MFT) stamps and a Lawn Fawn backdrop.  It was my first time to partake in such an event and also to create so many repeats (well, 21 of them) of the same design.
It took two days for me to come up with a cute design that was quick to reproduce.  Stamps used included MFT's squirrel from Woodland Friends, bird from A Tweet Hello, and sentiment from Grateful for You stamps.  Background was Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Spring paper pack from two years ago.



The critters were colored with Copic markers and cut using ScanNCut2.  Squirrels were reinforced with a glued layer of Kraft cardstock.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white fine powder on a black cardstock.  Sparkles were added on the critters using glitter gel pens and Wink of Stella.

 MFT Squirrel Card handmade by Maria Byrd | CraftsyByrd.blogspot.com | My Favorite Things (MFT): Woodland Friends, A Tweet Hello, Grateful For You; and Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring paper pack. 2019.


The only vendors from major brands I saw were Art Impressions (AI) and Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Overall, I felt the the venue was geared more towards scrapbookers rather than cardmakers.  Though it was a good experience to try out cardmaking techniques at the free Creativity Center's "make and take" tables, to meet fellow creative minds, and to just have fun for a day or two!

Stamp and Scrapbook Expo 2019
Top left: freebies. Mid left: Creativity Center. Mid right and bottom: Cards collected from Card Swap

I would like to enter my Squirrel Card to the following challenge:
1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes, due 3/3, entry #241

Thank you for visiting!

Maria B.