Thursday, June 12, 2014
Hoppy the Frog
I love the little details in Hoppy the Frog! You can emboss him to get the spots on his legs, nostrils & chin. When I say that Karen Burniston did an excellent job designing him, well that's an understatement! There's not a lot of fiddly little parts to glue together on this frog - lovin' that. In Hoppy the Frog set you get the frog, fly, lily & eyes.....so much fun.
To decorate Hoppy's mouth, I cut the frog again in red so I would have the mouth area to simply glue into the open green mouth area. While I was doing that I thought it would be fun to give him a curly tongue to catch those flies with. I covered the flies & the sentiment with Crystal Effects.
To make the sentiment, I used Happy Birthday & Good Luck dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I cut the "A" out of "Happy" & replaced it with the "O" from "Good". To make the lilly, I cut 3 lilies from green, white & yellow. Next, I staggered the green & white on top of each other, then I trimmed the yellow lilly to fit on the top. I cut the dragonfly from black cardstock & Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. I made a wobbler by coiling up some thin wire & glued it to the back of the dragonfly so he will move when you touch his body - super fun!
I used the embossing feature in the Accordion Katie Label & kept the die on after embossing & used a Signo White Gel Pen to accentuate the stitching. The little flourishes in the corners comes with the Accordion Katie Label along with several layering dies for Katie.
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All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Paper: Gumball Green, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Real Red cardstock
Dies: Hoppy the Frog, Accordion Katie Label (Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Good Luck #786, Happy Birthday #783, Dragonfly Overlay #708, Dragonfly Silhouette #707,
Heart with Wings #794 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Other: Crystal Effects, Signo White Gel Pen
Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz SS0218, Gold Glitter Dots #7018 (Elizabeth Craft Designs)