Ready or Not....It's Your Birthday!

Lisa Henderson card Cards demonstrator Designer Series Paper paper Stamp & Create Stamp & Create with Lisa Stamp and Create with Lisa Stampin' Up! Stampin' Up! Canada stamps walrus we'll walrus be friends


Happy Monday!  We were extremely fortunate to have Dale, the Canadian Demonstrator Development Manager attend our team meeting last night!  I'll have more on that later this week.  

This week, I am featuring the stampset, We'll Walrus Be Friends.  I love this stampset, it's stinkin' cute!

When the annual catalog was released, this was on my must have list (possibly because we'd just gotten back from the Toronto Zoo and I knew I could make use of the stampset for scrapbooking!!)

Today I have a card that I had made for the last Little Stampers class at Shop & Play Cafe.  This is a simple one (it was for a kids class after all), but I love how it turned out!

Cute right?  And I love how the colouring with the watercolour pencils turned out!

To make this card:

1.  Start with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.  Score at 4 1/4", and fold, to create a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.

2.  Cut a piece of the Balmy Blue cardstock to 3 3/4" x 5".  Adhere to the card base.  Cut a piece of the striped designer series paper to 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and adhere to the layered card base, approx. 1/2" from the bottom.

3.  Punch a 2 1/4" circle from the Smoky Slate cardstock, and a 2" circle from the Shimmery White cardstock.  Stamp the walrus on the Shimmery White circle in Memento.

4.  Stamp the "Ready or not..." sentiment on a piece of 1/2" x 1 3/4" Balmy Blue cardstock.  Stamp the "It's your birthday!" just above the striped designer series paper, approx. 1 1/2" from the edge of the card.

5.  Colour the walrus using the watercolour pencils.  I used the following colours: Balmy Blue, Basic Grey, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry.  Use the Aquapainter to blend the colours.  Work with 1 colour at a time, cleaning the brush in between (just use scrap paper to wipe the colour off until it runs clean.  Once dry, adhere the coloured piece to the Smoky Slate circle.  Adhere to the card base with dimensionals.

6.  Add rhinestones using the Take Your Pick Tool.

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Product List
We'll Walrus Be Friends Cling Stamp Set
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch
2" (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Watercolor Pencils
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
Aqua Painters
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Take Your Pick
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive



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