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The second February birthday in my family is a sister who adores Eeyore, so this card was made using the Cricut Pooh And Friends cartridge. Eeyore was cut at 4″ tall to fit on a purchased card base (5″ x 6.5″).

Eeyore Card Front

I used several colors of cardstock for the layers: black, white, cream, pink, blue, & light purple. Before assembling the layers, I added a bit a shading with my Copic & Le Plume markers. Copic markers used: Colorless Blender, R20, E51, E00, BG15. Le Plume markers used: Pink, Light Blue, Dark Blue. Then I added silver highlights to Eeyore’s mane & tail with a gel pen.

All of the layers were glued together using tweezers & Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. It was easier to see whether or not each layer was in the right place when my fingers were out of the way. Once all the cardstock layers were glued together, Eeyore & his tail were covered with Glossy Accents & left to dry overnight.

I decided to cut the shadow layer from acrylic (part of a recycled clamshell package). Using acrylic let me attach Eeyore & his tail to the card with Glue Dots; the idea being that Eeyore & his tail could be safely removed from the card & used somewhere else.

Eeyore Card Inside

‘Birthday’ is Phrase layer from the Create A Critter cartridge cut at 2″ tall (not real size). Because ‘Birthday is only part of the phrase, there wasn’t a shadow layer for just the word. To simulate a shadow layer, I cut ‘Birthday’ in both light purple cardstock & grey vellum. Shading was added to the light purple layer with Copic Colorless Blender & BG15, then highlighted with a silver gel pen. The two cuts were glued slightly offset with the grey vellum as the ‘shadow’ layer. The hand-written parts of the sentiment were done with a Dark Blue Le Plume marker.

The next morning, Eeyore & his tail were glued to the acrylic shadow layers, then attached to the card base with a minimal number of Glue Dots Mini Dots. My sister loved her card, especially her new Eeyore.