Who Doesn’t Love a Cute Walrus?
Tonight I had a few choices of things to do: make a card, write a blog, and/or grade 40 five paragraph essays. So far, I am two for three, and grading will happen as soon as I can post this blog.
I’ve made a number of cards with this so stinking cute stamp set, and kow I have many more in my future. I am already hoping it carries over in the next annual catalog.
Here’s my card:
This card came together very quickly with just a few supplies. I purposely chose to keep it simple as an example for beginner stampers. Of course, it would be easy to also step it up a notch and still be fabulous.
The Seaside Spray DSP is from the 2019 – 2021 In Color DSP stack. The Seaside embossing folder is still on backorder, but I think this pattern gives the impression of moving water.
This stamp set doesn’t have a coordinating die set, but I wanted to do some fussy cutting on the walrus to be able to pop it up on dimensionals. However, I wanted to make sure that I was consistent with my border. Enter my Stamparatus. While I didn’t take a picture of how I outlined this stamp, I did think to take one for the next time I used it. I put my paper down on the Stamparatus grid and then laid the clean stamp on top of the paper. Using the stamp, I traced around the stamp very lightly with a pencil.
Here’s an example of the results of tracing around the large magnolia (since I haven’t purchased the dies yet):
Since I was using my Stamparatus, I simply picked up the stamp on the acrylic pad, then stamped it back down on the cardstock.
I used the Smoky Slate blends combo for he walrus, and the light Basic Black blend for his snout. The ice and ripples were colored with the Seaside Spray blends combo. I then fussy cut out my walrus and carefully erased the remaining pencil marks. Easy Peasy. I do really like the consistent white border and the way it fits on the top of the card.
I used the Seaside Spray metallic ribbon on the lower third of this card. I was especially bow challenged when creating this card. Therefore, I wrapped the ribbon around the base, created a bow and used glue dots to attach it.
The fabulous sentiment fit perfectly on one of the Nested Stitched Rectangles, which also fit perfectly on this card.
I also used the stitched rectangle for the Whisper White frame.
I created stitches in the ditch using my Seaside Spray marker for both the frame and the sentiment rectangle.
As I am also known to do, I stamped a different adorable walrus on the front and used a different Seaside Spray DSP pattern.
With that, I had finished the card and envelope. This card just makes me smile, a lot.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. A big thanks, in advance, for taking the time to leave a comment.
2019 – 2020 In Color DSP, item # 149617
Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730
Smoky Slate blends combo, item # 1145058
Seaside Spray blends combo, item # 149569
Seaside Spray metallic ribbon, item # 150446
Stitched Nested Rectangle Dies, item # 14855
Stamparatus, item # 146276
Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 149617
Dimensionals, item # 104430
Medium Whisper White envelopes, item # 107301132708
Have a Peachy day!
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Paper Pumpkin Specials
I am super excited about the October and November Paper Pumpkin coordinating kits! One kit is for cards, the other for coordinating gift tags. So excited! In order to recieve the October kit, you will need to sign up by October 10th. Here’s the link for you to sign up for these kits as well: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2155072