Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Cute Critters” – showcasing their card/project with adorable animals, birds, or insects for any occasion. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Here’s my slimline Cute Critter card:
What I Did:
- First things first so I trimmed the Pear Pizzaz cardstock to 7 inches by 8-1/2 inches, and scored it at 3-1/2 inches.
- Then I trimmed the white cardstock for the front measures 3-3/8 inches by 8-3/8 inches. Finally, I trimmed the white cardstock for the inside panel to 3-1/8 inches by 8-3/8 inches.
- That’s it for trimmer work!
Now for the Stamping!
- Here’s a tip for you when you start stamping: very lightly and carefully, draw a pencil line that will become one border of the tree pieces. Trust me. I couldn’t get the tree straight to save my soul and I tried four times before I gave up and drew a pencil line.
- I probably should have started from the bottom, but for some strange and unknown reason I started at the top. The Momento Tuxedo Black ink let me stamp everything. I also didn’t have to worry about having everything smear when erasing that very light pencil line.
- Then I started adding all the other stamps to the front of the card. I really like the how the So Saffron sentiment banner just fits down in the bottom corner.
- In order to get the grass to go from side-to-side, I needed to mask off most of the bottom of the tree stamp. I used the light Old Olive and dark Granny Apple Green blend for the grass.
Time to Color!
- Coloring the butterflies caused me a little bit of concern because I thought the blends might bleed too much. Therefore, I used the Calypso Coral and So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers for the butterflies on the outside and inside of the card.
- Everything else was colored with the blends combos.
- Starting with the tree, I used the light and dark Soft Suede blends. I thought Early Espresso would weigh the card down.
- I just outlined the the clouds with the light Pool Party blend. Since I didn’t want the clouds to be obviously outlined in blue, I used the color lifter to kind of blend the Pool Party color.
- Next, I colored the leaves using the Old Olive light and dark blends.
- Both birds have Balmy Blue light and dark bodies, dark Pumpkin Pie beaks, and I highlighted them with the light Flirty Flamingo blend.
- I colored the squirrel with the light Soft Suede blend and the dark Crumb Cake blend, and Smoky Slate for the owl and the bunny. Once again, I used light Flirty Flamingo for cheek accents and bunny ears.
- The adorable owl on the bottom is colored in Crumb Cake light and dark blends.
- Happiness abounds in the Daffodil Delight balloon. In hindsight, I probably should’ve used a subtle color instead of the bright Daffodil Delight.
- Then, I used the same coloring on the inside.
- No capitals on the inside sentiments bothers the teacher in me somewhat but not enough to leave them out of the card
- Thankfully, slimline cards can be mailed in a regular legal sized envelope.
- I thoroughly enjoyed all the coloring and I hope you try this set out for yourself!
Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop!
More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on April 14th when our theme is “Great Family Occasions” when our Design Team creates a project for any special occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.
Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
- Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Jennifer Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
- Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Lori Webb at Clever Copies
- Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.
Have a Peachy Day!
Main Colors Used:
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Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate your comments and your time.