I bet you now have the classic song by the The Tokens stuck in your head right now, I know I do. While I type this I’ll just be singing a-weema- weh, a weema weh,a weema-weh……
I am loving the Animal Outing set right now, not only does it have the cutest images but it just screams out to be colored by Stampin’ Blends. This bright cheery card was one of my projects for my stamp club this month and my ladies LOVED it! It features Lemon Lime Twist paired with Smoky Slate and focuses on the little Rhino and his bird friend. And what makes this set even better, I received it for free when I went to OnStage this past April.
It is an easy card perfect for any level stamper. Don’t be intimidated by the Blends, they are super forgiving and easy to use. If you love to color this is the project for you!
- You will need Smoky Slate for your card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, a piece of Lemon Lime Twist (4″ x 5 1/4″), a strip of Whisper White (2 1/4″ x 4″), a strip of Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (2″ x 4″) and a piece of Whisper White cut from the largest Stitched Square framelit.
- Next stamp the rhino image onto the stitched square using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Hint: When using blends you need to use a dye based ink so the lines don’t blur. And when water coloring you need to use a solvent or archival ink. Just remember opposites attract. When using alcohol to color with use a dye or water based ink and when applying water use a solvent based ink.
- Next you want to color your image using Stampin’ Blends. I used light & dark Crumb Cake for his horn, light and dark Granny Apple Green for the little bird, dark Pineapple Punch for his beak, light and dark Smoky Slate for his body, light Flirty Flamingo for the inside of his ears and light Granny Apple Green for the grass. If you make a mistake and go outside the lines or want to add a highlight you will use the Color Lifter.
- Stamp the greeting on the bottom using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Stamp the leaves around the edges using Lemon Lime twist ink. Attach the Lemon Lime Twist DSP to the Whisper White strip.
To finish the card adhere DSP strip to the middle of the card using SNAIL and the entire panel to the card base. Finally attach your little rhino to the middle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
As an added bonus the Animal Expedition is part of the Buy 3, get 1 FREE DSP sale during July!! For more information CLICK HERE.
I hope you have enjoyed this card! As always if you have any questions please let me know!
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