Over the Moon for Freshly Made Sketches
It seems lately that my cards have been made with angels or cows. After this card, I think I am going to have to put the cows away for a while. I should be getting adorable walrus stamps this week, along with my holiday catalog pre-order.
Here’s the challenge banner:
Here’s my fun and adorable card:
For this challenge, I stamped each of the cows in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored each of the three cows using the Basic Black, Smoky Slate, and Petal Pink blends combos. I also used the So Saffron blends for the flower, the center of which I colored using the gold Wink of Stella.
Once again, I turned to the Stitched Shapes die set to crop the cows and the mat for the sentiment, which fit perfectly on the smallest square. As I frequently do, I colored in the ditch of the sentiment and cow squares using a Blueberry Bushel marker.
I knew I wanted Blueberry Bushel and Basic Black to be the prominent colors behind these cute cows. I cut my black mat, and started to dry fit the cropped squares on the front of the card, I felt that it needed something else. Since the sketch called for the squares to be higher on the card, I first thought of ribbon to break up some of the white space below. It didn’t work, at least I thought it did not work. I grabbed one of the cows and the Smoky Slate ink pad and started stamping. To accomplish a softer look, I did stamp each cow off before placing it on the white background. Mission accomplished.
When I was ready to pop up the sentiment on dimensionals to adhere it to the black mat, I realized I needed more definition between the two dark colors. I dipped the edge of each side of the square on the StazOn White ink pad. This little bit of extra definition allowed the sentiment to stand out even more.
Finally, I stamped the cow on the front of the envelope, and randomly on the flap to decorate the envelope. With that, the card was done.
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I know there are many, many blogs written by Stampin’ Up! demos, and I appreciate the time you spend visiting mine.
Thank you very much!
Have a Peachy day!
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Over the Moon stamp set, item 149331
Smoky Slate blends combo, item 145058
Petal Pink blends combo, item 147272
So Saffron blends combo, item 149557
Basic Black cardstock, item 121045
Whisper White cardstock, item 100730
Blueberry Bushel cardstock, item 146968
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item 132708
Smoky Slate ink pad, item 147113