Happy Wednesday everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining me for day three of the Neat & Tangled release week! Today I am showcasing the adorable Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee stamp set!
I just adore the cute critters in the Itty Bitty stamp set! I wanted to keep with the baby-theme of the stamp set (although you could use it for other occasions too), and create a card with soft colors and a celebratory feel.
I almost always start off my cards by creating the main focal point; in this case the critters. I stamped them onto white cardstock and colored them each with Copics. The colors are broken down below:
- lamb: C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, E0000, E50, E30, RV00, R20
- bunny: BV0000, BV31, RV00, R20
- bird: YR0000, E00, YR82, Y000, Y11, BG10, RV00,
- blanket: Y000, Y11, Y21
Once all my coloring was done, I created my scene elements… The grass is die cut from white linen cardstock and inked with a very light blending of Shabby Shutters distress ink; I added some stippling to the grass for a bit of texture and shading using YG61, BG93 and BG90 Copic markers.
The sky and grassy hill behind the critters are ink blended with distress inks and masks I created using Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside and Puffy Cloud border dies. The inks I used were Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey for the sky, and Shabby Shutters again for the grass, but this time more intensely applied then as with the grass in the foreground.
The fence die is created from a Pretty Pink Posh Picket Fence set and I used white linen cardstock for this as well.
Before putting my scene together, I stamped part of my sentiment from Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee onto my background panel with Soft Granite ink and then the rest was gold heat embossed onto vellum. I popped the vellum sentiment up from the background using clear Kool-Tak dimensional tape.
To finish off this adorable baby card, I scattered a few sequins from Neat & Tangled’s newest sequin mixes (don’t you just LOVE the colors??); I’ve used Buttercream, Cotton Candy and Ocean Breeze mixes for this card.
MORE INSPIRATION & A GIVEAWAY
If you enjoyed today’s card, here are three more cards you might be interested in! On the left is a card for day one of Neat & Tangled’s release week; the middle features a card set using yesterday’s day two reveal from Neat & Tangled (and video); and on the right is today’s other card up on my blog, featuring some of my newest stamps and dies for Whimsy Stamps (video too)! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding posts.
Do you want a chance to win the some of the new goodies from this month’s release??? Leave a comment on this post, as well as the other Neat & Tangled design team blogs (listed on the Neat & Tangled blog) to be entered into the giveaway! All January release products will be available for purchase starting Jan. 22nd and all winners from this week’s giveaways will be announced that same day on the Neat & Tangled blog.
If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.
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