More Cows for FMS399

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:

The Process

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.  

As Always, I am Grateful for Your Time and Visit

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!


If you live in the U.S. and are in need of a demonstrator, please CLICK HERE to be connected to my store.  I would be honored to help you create cards using simple to advanced techniques and supplies.  Placing an order with me would also entitle you to a free copy of the Holiday Catalog being released the first week of September.  

Supply list:

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





New Wonders meets Christmas in July

New Wonders Hostess Stamp Set

When I first saw this stamp set, and some of the samples in the catalog and on Pinterest, I thought this set was absolutely adorable, has angels, and a beautiful font.  However, I also thought that coloring the precious angels would be time consuming and difficult.  Boy, was I wrong!!  The first card I created (which will be in an upcoming blog post) was so easy and fun!  Just like that, and I am completely hooked on this stamp set.  It’s always wonderful when a stamp set turns out to be so versatile!  

One thing led to another, and I wound up trying out this angels for Christmas cards.  Here are the two versions, and the inside for both are the same:


Christmas in July

The Old Olive Christmas DSP has retired, as has the Real Red ribbon.  However, those two colors gave me my color palette.   These cards would also be adorable using Old Olive and Real Red cardstock.  As I am typing this, I am thinking that I can use Old Olive for the background and emboss it with the Tufted TIEF.  Cuteness overload!  I would also emboss the Real Red mat using the Subtle TIEF.  Now, I know what my next pair of Christmas cards will be!  Since I try to do something at least a little bit different for each Christmas card, these would be perfect!

Using both light and dark Old Olive and Real Red, I happily colored the angels clothes. I used the So Saffron blends, both light and dark, for the angels’ hair.  Wink of Stella Clear is on their wings, and Wink of Stella Gold is on the pen tips.  I colored the pen with the light and dark Crumb Cake blends.  

The Making Christmas Bright stamp set carried over into the current catalog and, I think, it completely matches the angels.