Happy Saturday, Everyone! I wanted to share this card that I made yesterday featuring this adorable stamp set from My Favorite Things. 

Supplies

MFT Weather With You Stamp Set

MFT Skinny Strips Die-namics

Pinkfresh Studio Argyle Layering Stencils

Pinkfresh Studio Sparkling Rose Ink

Lawn Fawn Small Cross-Stitched Rectangle Dies

 Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix

VersaFine Ink

Black Soot Distress Ink

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

Gamsol

Masking Paper 

MISTI Stamping Tool

Making the Card

Do you ever have a list of cards that you need to make, and you end up making one that is nowhere to be found on that list? Call it the procrastinator in me, but I do this A LOT. That’s how I ended up making this card. No sooner had I received these adorable stamps in the mail than they found themselves being stamped onto some Bristol Smooth card stock in my Misti. I stamped the bottom of the koala and the panda onto masking paper so that I could stack these cuties and cut them all out as one piece. Why don’t I mask more often? I ask myself this every time I mask, and I don’t know the answer. Well, I do know the answer, but who really wants to admit that they’re a lazy crafter?

After I cut out the image of the 3 animals, I colored them with some gray shades of Prismacolor pencils (along with a pink pencil for cheeks, etc.). I blended and softened the colors with the Gamsol. I then grabbed another piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and blended the Pinkfresh Sparkling Rose Ink over the first layer of the Argyle stencil. I used the Black Soot Distress Ink for the second layer. I then trimmed down the panel with the Lawn Fawn cross-stitched die. I thought it would pair well with the argyle pattern.

I glued the argyle panel to a piece of craft foam so that I could pop it up onto a light gray A2 card base. I then added some foam tape to the back of the critters so that I could add even more dimension to the card. I stamped the sentiment (which comes from the same stamp set) onto black card stock, white heat embossed it, and cut it out using one of the Skinny Strips dies. I love cutting up my sentiments and angling them on some of my cards – I think it adds just a little bit of quirkiness. To finish the card, I added some sparkling clear sequins.

And that’s it for my card today. These critters are too cute, but I am really loving this argyle stencil set. It just calls out to the 80’s preppy girl in me who used to wear Izod shirts! Thank you so much for joining me today. 

Wishing you all a crafty day!

Allison

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