You're a mean one Mr. Grinch...You will need

There is a new animated version of that festive classic 'The Grinch' in cinemas as we speak which is based on the classic book 'How the Grinch stole Christmas' by Dr. Seuss and I was asked if I could create a card to celebrate the movies release.

There is not much you can't make with basic shapes so I accepted the challenge and here is how we got on...

You're a mean one Mr. Grinch...I have based my Grinch on the classic 1966 Chuck Jones animation as voiced by Boris Karloff.  I started by cutting all of my green card and used the circle die to create some thin crescents.

You're a mean one Mr. Grinch...After creasing the medium heart down it's centre I gently curled the edges to add dimension before inverting the small heart to create the nose. After mounting the oval I cut the two thin crescents in half and attached them to the rear of the head as shown.

You're a mean one Mr. Grinch...Time to bring our Grinch to life. I die-cut a scalloped circle and used a circle die to cut two crescent eyebrows. I die- cut a yellow circle before cutting it in two to form the eyes. The pupils were cut using a hole punch.

You're a mean one Mr. Grinch...To make the hat I die-cut a large red circle and a medium white scalloped circle before using the same dies to trim them into the correct shapes. After attaching the scallop crescent to the head at an angle I folded the red crescent in half and mounted it in place before adding the bobble.

You're a mean one Mr. Grinch...For the background I used my PC to print the sentiment which comes from a special part of the film (I won't spoil it if you haven't seen it yet) onto white card. I trimmed the card to size and applied the Broken China Distress Ink to the top of the card. After die-cutting the snowflake stencil using the Snowy Stars die I applied white ink over the background.

All that was left to do was to mount the background onto a white base card and attach my Grinch...Easy!

Hope you have enjoyed this blog half as much as I enjoyed creating it?

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You're a mean one Mr. Grinch...