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Toucan Party Card Avery Elle
Morning everyone, I'm back from my staycation, feel refreshed and inspired and ready to get back into the craft room, which, amazingly is 1 today WHOP WHOP. :-) 
Thank you if you left a comment on our July Giveaway post.  As always I loved reading them. has chosen comment No 16 as our lucky winner this month , left by Karen on 5th July. 

Huge congrats Karen.  Please e mail your address over to me at and I'll arrange for your goodies to be shipped out to you.  
Our Giveaway this month will be up on the blog on 4th August.
Todays project - inspired by my sisters love of the Guinness Toucan I thought these fun toucans in the Avery Elle stamp set would make a great Birthday card for her.  The mood of the card is really apt for the tropical weather we've been having here in the UK too.

To make - take a 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" white card panel, and using an ink of your choice create stripes with the Altenew Watercolour Stripes stencil.  I used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. 
On white card stamp out your chosen images and sentiments with black ink and colour in with a mix of red,orange,yellow, black and green pens. Cut out the images (if you don't have the coordinating dies) leaving a narrow white border around the edges.
 Using the largest of the dies from the Lawn Fawn Slide on over die set, cut out two black fun foam circle frames and one white card circles for each card you make.  To create a sunset background for your card blend Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Inks on the white circle using a sponge dauber or blending tool.
Once you have all the elements prepared for your card, use a little tacky glue to stick the black circle frames together, position and arrange the elements on the striped background panel. (portrait or landscape works for this design). Use tacky glue to adhere them into place, use foam tape to give dimension to the toucans and add glossy accents to the Toucans bodies and the balloons for effect. 
 Attach the panel to a 7 x 5 white card base with a tape runner/double sided tape to complete the card.......... and Ta Da you have a card with a big WOW factor.  .
Supply List 
Toucan Parts Stamp Set - Avery Elle
lawn Fawn - Slide on Over Circles Die Set 
Altenew Watercolour Stripes Stencils 
White Card black 5" x 7" 
White Card 
Fun Foam
Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens - Pale Geeen, Mid Green, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Carmine Red, Black 
Jet Black Archival Ink 
Distress Oxide Inks - Black Soot, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed 
Foam Pads, Tacky Glue, Glossy Accents, Double Sided Tape 

I hope I've inspired you to get creative with your stamps, inks and pens. 

Have a great day, thanks for calling by and look forward to sharing more inspiration with you in the next post. 


  1. Well done to Karen.
    I'm a big fan of the Guinness Toucan too, and adore your gorgeous toucan cards.

  2. Love the little Toucan card Clare!!! Glad you had a great time off!!!
    Thanks again for your inspiration!!

  3. Hi Clare, Congratulations to Karen, enjoy your goodies !!
    So glad you have had a fabulous staycation, and your toucan card tutorial is fantastic.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Love the cards Clare & quite different. Good to hear you had some time out & well deserved. We are on the road again for 3 months & one degree mornings but superb sunshine. Very bad drought though. Love reading your blogs . Bev.


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