Friday, January 19, 2018

Stars & Stripes Panda

#stampinup   #saleabration2018   #faithfulinkspirations   Today's card is the last of the cards we made with the "Party Pandas" stamp set at our Stampin' Up group's new catalog gathering--but it's probably not the last card I'll make with this set because it's adorable! Remember, you can earn this set for free during Sale-a-Bration with a qualifying order. Contact me today for all the details!
We stamped the panda in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Whisper White oval that had been cut with one of the Layering Ovals Framelits. We stamped just the balloon from the same stamp onto a Whisper White scrap and colored it with a Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin'  Blend. I love how these alcohol markers give such a smooth, blended finish. Then, we fussy cut the balloon and adhered it to the oval with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Next, we inked the Diagonal Stripe Background stamp with Lemon Lime Twist Ink and stamped it onto the front of a Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock card base. We adhered a 4" by 2" strip of the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (also a FREE SAB item) and then a 4" 'by 2" strip of the same DSP--the stars and stripes!

We adhered the panda-oval to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. We stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Whisper White scrap and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. We punched another label in Bermuda Bay and adhered these to the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. For a finishing touch, we tied a bow in a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine and adhered it to the base of the balloon with a Glue Dot.

These panda cards are super, super cute! I hope you'll peruse the Occasions catalog and put together a $50 (or $100) order so that you can earn either the "Party Pandas" set or the Bubbles & Fizz DSP--or both. You know you've gotta have 'em!

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