Hello all, Jackie here with todays super simple inspiration which is perfect for those times when you need a card in a hurry. I have to say that this little guy has the most infectious smile!
First I created a circular stencil from acetate using and a 3″ or 7.5cm circular die. Place the stencil onto a piece of white cardstock cut slightly smaller than an A2 (US) or A6 (UK) then use a blending tool to ink the centre.
Once the ink has dried off a little add a line of white gel pen just around inside edge, then round the top corner using a punch.
Build the Grasshopper as normal except you will need to move his head forward slightly so that he sits more upright on his leaf. Add ink around the edges of each piece before you glue them together to add character and dimension, you can also add a few white gel pen dots to his cheeks for a cute look.
Add a black line around the edge of the circle with a few squiggles adding a bit more detail to the background.
Finish off with the sentiment. I have white embossed onto black cardstock which is my favourite, I chose follow your dreams as he looks like he is hopping off into the sunset! But there would be a good few different sentiments that would work just as well.
That’s it for today, Thank you for reading and I hope you pop by again next time! Happy crafting –