I hope you were able to take advantage of some of the new promotions yesterday!  There are new items in the Online Store, a Clearance Rack Refresh, and the Bonus Days!  I have a little more explanation of the Bonus Days Coupons at the bottom of the post.

Today’s card is a bit different from my norm.  I have a Watercolor background for the lovely Knitting Llama!  This was a fun experiment and I hope you like it.


Stampin' Up!, Zany Zoo, Watercolor, Highland Heather, Bubble Bath, Jackie Beers


Stamp Bundle

This adorable knitting Llama is from the Zany Zoo Bundle.  I love the quirky animal stamps.  And this Bundle is a favorite.  In general my card thought is that one should give you a Smile.  These definitely do that!

The Llama is stamped and colored using Stampin’ Blends.  She was left White, except for the legs.  I really have no idea what color Llamas are, but she has Smoky Slate Light arms and legs.  The yarn is Boho Blue with darker stripes of Orchid Oasis.  Her chair is Bubble Bath to match the layer.  And she is cut using the matching Die from the set.  The perfect sentiment is from the stamp set as well.  I love the boldness of it!


The idea for this card was bright!  So the layers needed to be bright and happy colors.  I went with Highland Heather as the card base with a layer of Pool Party.  Then another layer, which is not normal for me, of Bubble Bath.  But all of these are in the other parts of the card.  So why not!!


The watercoloring idea came from a Demonstrator event from Stampin’ Up!.  Another demonstrator made a card with a similar watercolor style.  Her card was gorgeous, so I knew I wanted to give it a try.  In theory it is a very simple technique.  Mine came out better than I expected but still needs practice.  Using the Fluid 100 Watercolor paper is a main component.  It is thick and holds the color.  I used Pool Party and Highland Heather Re-inkers to create the background.  The largest of the Water Painters was also used.

Bonus Days for the remainder of July!

For every increment of $50.00 in product per order you will receive a Coupon for $5.00.  There is no limit to the number of coupon codes you can receive.  Then you can redeem all of your codes during the month of August!  Additionally, my Blue Star Rewards are for every $50.00 in product per order.  So you would also be earning my rewards as well.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,