This is my second post for today. The first one was about the great specials that Stampin’ Up! has to offer. You can see that post HERE.
Today’s card is a cutie that I envisioned as soon as I saw this stamp set! And it fits with all the great updates I mentioned in the earlier post. I am OVER THE MOON for Stampin’ Up!.
With the color pallet I used, this could very easily be a baby card. That was not my intention, but all you would need is a sweet “welcome” on the inside and you are finished.
I stamped everything in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with my favorite things, the Stampin’ Blends. I colored the Moon with Dark Daffodil Delight and then added the little ring around it with the new Light So Saffron.
I am not a cow expert, but think the black and white ones are usually more black than white. I took creative license and made it white, with a touch of black. I wanted you to see all the details in the stamp. I gave her a bit of a feminine touch by adding Light Flirty Flamingo to the ears, nose, and mouth.
When I was trying to decide what else was needed, I thought of the moon and had a lightbulb moment that it needed stars. The perfect stars came from the Twinkle Builder Punch. It even has a moon that you could punch and use in place of the stamped one. I thought the stars were the perfect size.
Thank you for stopping in today. I was absent yesterday due to storm damage. Luckily it was not to the house. Sunday we had a lightning strike into the ground about ten feet from the corner of the house. It fried the air conditioner unit, cable, internet, and an electrical breaker. Thankfully we have friends who do those things and along with the cable company got up and running by the end of the day on Monday. For once I was ahead and already had scheduled Monday’s post.
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Additional quick pictures
I am playing along with the Global Design Project challenge again ,GDP123, and this time I will submit it within the time period. This challenge is New Beginnings. The set I immediately thought of is one that I have not used but a few times. It is the super cute “A Little Wild” set. The adorable animals make tags or can be used as front/back on a card. I just used the front of the precious elephant for my card.
A Little Wild, 144344
I used the blends to color again. I told you I am hooked on those pens. That aside, I love the elephant holding the balloon. I think it is a cute Welcome Baby type card. The other animals in the set would be just as adorable.
To get just the front of the elephant, I used my Momento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad and just tapped it on the one side of the stamp. I have found that from using the Absorber cloth to clean my stamps that I do not have the light color left. Before I would have a pale pinkish residue that would stamp when I didn’t want it to!
The balloon is from the Balloon Bouquet Punch and is the larger of the two. I then took the Sweet Sugarplum marker and went around the edge of the white balloon to give it some depth. This is a great trick to use when you do not have the layering of card stock.
Thank you for visiting today. The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.
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When I saw the little panda holding the balloon, in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, it made me think of a baby. But I could not find a “welcome” sentiment that I liked in my collection. So I started thinking……Have you noticed all of the special ways that expectant parents are doing their pregnancy announcements or baby gender reveals? I love the “thinking outside the box” that goes into some of these reveals. This thought led me down a different road and I did find in the “Message In A Bottle” set what I think is the perfect sentiment.
Party Pandas, 147221
I believe a card like this could be used for pretty much any occasion. But I like to think it would be great for a pregnancy announcement or (in the case of my color choices) a little girl reveal.
I got my color choices from this beautiful Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. The gold foil on these sheets are beautiful, but hard to photograph. I added the extra layers to emphasize the coordination of Stampin’ Up! colors and the DSP.
The balloon is colored using the Stampin’ Blends in Rich Razzleberry. I used the color lifter to lighten the center just a bit. Can you see the way the eyes are lit up in the photograph? I used the Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes again. The clear, small, round ones are perfect to put over the little dot of an eye. It seems to really highlight the precious eyes of this baby panda. The sentiment is on a strip of paper that I placed the end into the Classic Label Punch going the wrong way to make the banner tips.
Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you enjoyed this little girl and her surprise. The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.
- The base card is Melon Mambo cut to 11 X 4 1/4 and folded in half
- The first layer is Powder Pink and cut to 5 1/4 X 4
- The DSP is cut to 5 X 3 3/4
- The center Melon Mambo is cut to 4 1/4 X 2 3/4
- The center Powder Pink is cut to 4 X 2 1/2
- The center Panda piece is cut to 3 3/4 X 2 1/4