I don’t know how many occasions call for cards with mother duck and ducklings as the theme other than Easter but man, was this one fun to make and it’s SO CUTE! And, like so many of my projects, they are easy to make. Yes, there are lots of little pieces but that’s what makes them so textural and detailed – but it’s not hard to do! Let’s check it out……
The Frame and Grass Layers
- Cut the frame sections using white cardstock and attach the two section together using double stick tape.
- Use green cardstock to cut two grass layers.
- Attach one grass layer directly to the double stick tape on the back of the frame.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the frame and attach it to the card base.
- Cut two sections of the Grass #2 (individual grass pieces), tuck the pieces in between the grass layers and attach with glossy accents.
The Mother Duck and Ducklings
- Use white cardstock to cut the mother duck and yellow cardstock to cut several ducklings.
- Color the mother duck beak and legs and the bodies, legs and beaks of the ducklings using Wild Honey ink and a mini applicator.
- Attach a piece of mounting tape to the back of the mother duck, tuck her in behind the grass and attach her to the card base.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the ducklings and attach them in behind the grass and on the front grass section.
The Butterflies and Flower Stems
- Use pink cardstock to cut the butterflies and pink, aqua and purple cardstock to cut the tiny flowers.
- Cut the flower stems using green cardstock.
- Form the tiny flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the flower stems using glossy accents.
- Tuck the flower stems in behind the grass and around the ducks and attach using glossy accents.
- Finish by attach the three butterflies to the sky area and frame using glossy accents.
SO! The next time you have to send out some cards with mother duck and ducklings – like, for all those duckling occasions – you’ve got an idea! <snort> I think this card is perfect for Spring or Easter. You can see a couple more of my duck cards here and here. You can find more duck greeting card ideas at this link on Pinterest. Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a great upcoming weekend.
Here are the dies I used for this card.
Here are the tools and supplies I used.
The next time you have to send out some cards with mother duck and ducklings – like, for all those duckling occasions – you’ve got an idea!