Happy Monday Everyone!
I'm a little late posting this morning, but at least it's still Monday! Today I have a card to share with you that I made as a display stamper for Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Locatl Event. This was a great experience for me, and definitely took me out of my comfort zone. I'm a stamp and diecuts type of girl--and I was given stampsets without matching thinlits, and thinlits without matching stampsets, but I made the best of it, and this card is one that I'm pretty happy with, although it is simple! The first thing I saw when I saw this bird was a Blue Heron. So after stamping it, I looked up a photo online, and then started colouring with my blends. This was the end result, and I think it would make a great masculine card, especially with Father's Day coming up! And we always had Blue Herons in the pond next to our house growing up, so I know my dad would appreciate this!
To make this card:
1. Cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2". Score at 4 1/4" to make a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card base. Cut another piece of Night of Navy Cardstock to 5 1/4" x 4". Run the smaller piece through the big shot with the Seaside Embossing Folder.
2. Cut the large oval from the Stitched Shape Thinlits on Thick White Cardstock. Stamp the Heron and the water in Memento Black. Colour using the Night of Navy and Smoky Slate Blends.
3. Attach the ribbon and tie a knot (Tip: Cheap scissors are absolutely horrible for cutting ribbon -- they make it fray, try using the Paper Snips, they are super sharp and make cutting ribbon so much easier!).
4. Attach the oval piece over the ribbon using dimensionals.
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