Hi all! It is me again here, Sylvia. As you might know, I like to play with my dies and mix and match several die sets to create ‘new’ animals. So here is a little ‘how-to’ to make some new animals with the dies you already own.
Today we will create a small hummingbird, a snake in a basket and a little monkey. Using Soft Finish cardstock, die cut pieces from the following die sets:
For the hummingbird
1682 fox: tail and tail tip
1729 koala: ear
1665 parrot: wings, 1 leg
1684 owl: feet
1664 rhino: tail
First draw lines on the ‘body’ and on the ‘head’ as shown in the photo. Colour all parts to your liking with a colour medium of your choice. I used my markers. Draw an eye on the head (see photo). Assemble as in the photo.
For the monkey:
1931 beaver: 1 leg, 1 arm, eyes
1618 monkey: tail
1746 mermaid: both arms
1707 halloween accessories: skull
Colour all parts in a brown shade, except for the skull, hands and ears. Those need just a hint of cream. Assemble as in the photo.
For the snake in the basket:
2013 food truck accessories: basket
1931beaver: arms, eyes
1703 dragon: face
1671 fire accessories: hose
1978 party time: balloon rope
1735 peel-a-boo love set: mouth
Cut the basket and use only the upper part. Cut the balloon rope in half (this will become the snake’s tongue). Colour all parts and stripe the hose (this is the snake’s body). Use photo for reference and asseble.
Now you have 3 “new” animals that you can use on either a card or in your planner or scrapbook page.
This is how I like to mix and match my dies, just be creative and think outside the box. Have fun inventing new animals. I hope this little tutorial is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact me in case something is not clear, I’d love to help you out.
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