You will need
- Sizzix Big Shot Machine (660200)
- Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles (657551)
- Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Circles, Scallop (657552)
- Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Hearts (657561)
- Sizzix Framelits Die Set 7PK - Ovals (657563)
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 2PK - Love Envelope W/Hearts (662597)
- Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 6PK - Snowy Stars (663117)
- Sizzix Accessory - Cardstock Sheets, 80 PK (20 Colours) 663007
- Distress Ink (Broken China)
- Sizix Accessory - Stencil Film, 10PK (663053)
- White pigment ink
- White card
- Hole punch
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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