Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Toucan Do It Anniversary Card

Way back in the dark ages, we sent a punny wedding card to friends. The card featured two toucans and the sentiment "Two-Can Do It". So when I saw Stampendous' new Jungle Life Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set, I knew that eventually I'd get around to using the toucan from the set to recreate that card. However, there was only one toucan in the set and I really wanted the two toucans to face each other. Enter Stampendous' new Mirror Stamping Plate!

Here's the front view of my card.

Here's the side view of my card.

Supplies Used: 
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Jungle Life Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Mirror Stamping Plate
WindowRama Cutting Die Set
Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set
Jungle Leaves Metal Stencil
Gold Class A'Peels Stickers

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
London Fog Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko
Copic® Markers: C6, C7, C8, R24, R27, R39, YR16, YR18, YG01, YG05, YG17, Y02, Y13, Y15, Y23, Y26, B12, B14, B24, E23, E27
Triplus® Fineliner Pens by Staedtler
White Gelly Roll® Pen by Sakura
Travel Travelogue Patterned Papers by Graphic 45
Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Heart Die by Spellbinders®
Tim Holtz® Forest Moss Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
Tim Holtz® Forest Moss Distress® Oxide Ink by Ranger Industries
Tim Holtz® Twisted Citron Distress® Oxide Ink by Ranger Industries
Misti® Stamp Tool by My Sweet Petunia

  1. Cut the jungle leaves patterned paper and green cardstock to 4 3/8" x 6 3/8". 
  2. Using the base die from the WindowRama Cutting Die Set, cut both.
  3. Fold the green cardstock forwards on both of the innermost score lines, ~1" from either side,  to create the back of the card. Set aside for now.
  4. Fold the patterned paper backwards on both of the the innermost score lines to form the card front.
  5. Center the heart die on the patterned paper, tape into place with removable tape, then run through a die-cut machine.
  6. Use a C8 marker to edge all edges of the patterned paper, including along the folds on either side.
  7. Set the front of the card aside for now.
  8. Using London Fog Memento ink, stamp the toucan onto white cardstock. Set aside.
  9. Place the Mirror Stamping Plate onto the cover of the Misti. 
  10. Remove the foam from the base of the Misti and place the toucan stamp onto the base.
  11. Ink the stamp thoroughly with London Fog Memento ink.
  12. Close the cover onto the stamp. This will leave an inked reverse impression on the Mirror Plate. Repeat if you don't think the impression is complete.
  13. Remove the stamp from the base of the Misti, replace the foam, place cardstock into position secured with magnets, close the cover, and stamp.
  14. Fussy-cut both toucans, color with Copic markers, and edge with the corresponding color, i.e. a C9 where the toucan is black, YG17 where the beak is green, etc.
  15. Add details with the Triplus Fineliner pens.
  16. Add white dots to eyes.
  17. Adhere the two toucans on either side of the heart-shaped aperture of the card front, making sure that there is no adhesive where the toucans overlap the aperture.
  18. Die-cut green cardstock with one of the small dies from the Fitted Frames A Die set.
  19. Add the sentiment sticker to the die-cut and adhere to the card front.
  20. Sponge or brush Forest Moss Distress ink over the Jungle Leaves Stencil onto the center of the card back.
  21. This proved to be a bit dark, so Forest Moss Distress Oxide ink was sponged over the stencil, followed by Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. 
  22. Lift the stencil and heat set the ink.
  23. Adhere the front of the card to the back of the card using a strong adhesive such as liquid glue or double sided tape.
Thanks for visiting today!


  1. What a gorgeous card! Love the story behind creating the card. You are right-- two toucans can do it!

  2. Lovely anniversary card. Great fussy cutting and use of a detail pen. With this card you can't even tell the difference of which toucan was the mirror image. [Bunny]``

  3. Such a fun Anniversary card. Love the colors and design.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

  4. Your coloring is fabulous! I love that the birds are looking at each other... what a great anniversary card!!!

  5. I'm a birdie lover so I really adore this gorgeous card.
    Today is my 25th wedding anniversary so seeing it today is
    really special, I think. ;-)

  6. What a great card and super example how to stretch the use of our stamps with the new mirror stamping plate! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Love this card. The toucans
    are fantastic and the jungle
    setting is great. thanks
    for sharing.

  8. Your mirror image is awesome. Your coloring is amazing.

  9. So cute with the mirror toucans and the heart.
    Sue in Ohio

  10. Fabulous card and coloring. What a great way to recreate your wedding invitations into an anniversary card.

  11. Awesome colors on your pretty card! Love the way you used the mirror plate!

  12. Gorgeous card!!! What a great tool for making this lovely and loving pair of toucans.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  13. Beautiful card! Wonderful what the addition of a mirror image can add to a scene! Thanks for sharing. ...from Colorado