This Little Piggy
by Janet Katz
Happy World Card Making Day! It is the first Saturday in October. I had so much fun with this sweet little barn animal and his messy greeting. I started by cutting the Whittle Pig from both a light and dark peach colored cardstock, so I could use the darker nose portion in place of the lighter one. Next I wanted to get the look of splattered mud, but with some control. So I took Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink and using a splatter-looking stamp, I carefully stamped on the lower portion of the pig.
Using the Poppystamps Whittle Wood Picture Frames dies, I cut the larger wooden frame from kraft cardstock. I used the same wood frame die to cut a leftover stenciled background with sky and grass, and then used the negative portion from that inside my kraft frame. I also used this die to cut the lower portion of my piggy, so it would fit perfectly inside the frame.
The mud came from the hanging frost and icicles piece that is found in the Winter House Pop Up Easel die. I trimmed these pieces down, covered them with a glossy glaze, and glued them on top and behind the frame.
I took all these pieces and adhered them to the kraft Woodgrain paper. I stamped the Hogs and Kisses with black ink and cut it to go underneath. This little piggy will make a nice surprise for someone.