Monday, January 1, 2018

SSINKspiration Color Sketch #SSINKCC49: Party Pandas

Good morning and Happy New Year! And just like that we've said goodbye to 2017 and welcomed in the new year, I had a wonderful and quiet time with the guys that also included a lot of crafting as we waited for the ball to drop.  Today the SSINKspiration blog is kicking off the New Year with a fun color challenge and to help get us ready for fresh new things I decided to give you a sneak peak of a new stamp set that will be released in a couple of days when Sale-a-bration kicks off later this week, Party Pandas.  I grew up loving and collecting pandas so it's no surprise that this is the first item I used from the preorder.

I started with Blushing Bride cardstock for the cardbase and then layered Melon Mambo cardstock behind the cardfront which is Pool Party cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder.

Next I used the Sweet and Sassy Framelits to cut out a heart using Melon Mambo cardstock and then embossed it using the Sweetheart Embossing Folder (if your piece of cardstock is small enough you can use this folder to get the embossing without the design in the center).  Then to add a little bit of glimmer I used the Clear Wink of Stella and lightly added glimmer to the raised embossed pattern.

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For the main image I stamped the Party Pandas using Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the Pool Party Stampin' Blends to color in the envelope and then a Melon Mambo marker to color in the cute little heart on the envelope.  I used dimensionals to attach the panda piece to the cardfront.  To finish out the card I stamped the greeting on Blushing Bride cardstock and cut it out with framelits before attaching it with a mini dimensional.  The final touch is a double bow tied with Basic Black Baker's Twine.
This is such a cute stamp set and so easy to use and create, and this color combination is perfect for Valentine's, which I'm starting to think about now that Christmas is over.  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team is sharing using the same color sketch and then play along, we would love to see what you create!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

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  1. Diana, I really like how you used that cute Panda from the SAB brochure in this card. So cute!

  2. Love all the textured embossing on your card, Diana! And, of course, the cute panda!


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