I didn't want to use a realistic picture of a tiger as I felt this would be too grown up for a 9 year old so I searched the internet for ideas on punch art tigers. Greatly inspired, I created the tiger using a variety of dies and punches and a number of hand-cut 'stripes'. The green patterned paper came from a craft pack I bought at Lidl or Aldi years ago. It's a photo of raindrops on grass which I thought had a jungle feel to it and provided the essential green. I made the tiger effect backing paper by drawing a variety of stripes with a black pro-marker around the edges of some orange paper. I used the same effect on the number 9 and created the greeting on the computer (candy square BTN striped font). Finally I added some googly eyes and some peel-off whiskers.
I'm really pleased with the result - it was made on an 8x8 kraft card base so it will really stand out amongst Anna's shop bought cards.
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