Thursday, April 1, 2021

We Create April Blog Hop The Animal Kingdom


Welcome to the We Create April Blog Hop as we showcase projects with the theme "Animal Kingdom". I love animals and love creating projects featuring animals, so I am so excited about this month's theme. You will love the amazing projects that our fabulous Stampin' Up! Demonstrators have to share with you.
One of my favorite animal stamp sets from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is the Wildly Happy stamp set (item #149408). I just love the beautiful images and the fonts for the sentiments that help you to create wonderful baby cards. Today I paired the foxes image with one of the designs from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (item #152492) to create this organic card design. This card would work well for either a boy or girl or as a way to congratulate a couple who have just announced they are pregnant and don't know the gender of the baby. 
Products Used:
Wildly Happy stamp set (item #149408) Retiring
Layering Ovals Dies (item #151771) Retiring
Classic Label Punch (item #141491) Retiring
Subtles 3 D Embossing Folder (item #151775) Retiring
Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (item #152492) Retiring
Shaded Spruce Cardstock (item #146981)
Soft Sea Foam Cardstock (item #146988))
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad (item #147088)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
White Embossing Powder (item #109132)
Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154879)
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154893)
Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154902)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Shaded Spruce Cardstock
Card Base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Matte Layer - 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Scalloped Ovals die cut with Layering Ovals Dies
Sentiment Label punched with the Classic Label Punch
Soft Sea Foam Cardstock
Background Layer - 5 1/4" x 4" Embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Basic White Cardstock
Ovals die cut with Layering Ovals Dies
This card is simple to create and is really all about layers. The different layers of paper and color help to add texture and dimension to the design without adding a lot of bulk. I combined the Cajun Craze and Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers to create areas of light and shade when coloring the stamped image. I used the Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends Marker to add a shadow around the foxes. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the For You image onto a scrap of Shaded Spruce cardstock and used the Classic Label Punch to punch it out. I layered it onto the oval sentiment and I love the contrast between the Basic White and Shaded Spruce labels. As you may have noticed, I used a lot of products that are retiring from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog to create this card design. So many of these products are favorites of mine and I love using them to create my card designs and I will be sorry to see them go. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hop that my card design will help inspire you to explore this wonderful theme and all the amazing animals products that Stampin' Up! has to offer. I love the way that Stampin' Up!'s products coordinate to help create beautiful cards without the stress. 
Now it's time to visit Jeanna's wonderful blog to see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Such a sweet card...I will never understand why timeless sets like this get retired so quickly. 🥺 Your coloring of the foxes is so rich and deep. Very nice!

    1. Thank you Kimberley. The Wildly Happy stamp set has been a favorite of mine since it was first released. I love the beautiful images and it is perfect for non traditional baby cards.

  2. Your coloring is lovely, and I like the forest you created for them with the DP!

    1. Thank you Tanya. I love coloring with Stampin' Blends. I will miss the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper. It is so beautiful and versatile.

  3. I love this stamp set - a mothers love right? The look so snuggly. Great card for either gender.