Hi Stampers. Welcome back for another Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop! This time around we are playing with “Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh My!!”. Stampin’ Up! projects made featuring animals! I chose to use the Party Pandas – one of the many FREE Sale-A-Bration items.
When I started this card, I knew I wanted to use the Party Panda stamp set and the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper that are both part of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration products. By using one of the Stampin’ Up! DSPs, choosing what colors to use was easy. I had four choices – Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist. Any of them would have looked awesome with this card. I chose to use a Bermuda Bay card base and layered a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ layer of DSP. This gave me a 1/8″ border, rather than my normal 1/4″ border.
To make the DSP stand out, I used a smaller than normal center layer of Whisper White card stock – it is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. I then used a 1″ x 3 1/2″ strip of the same DSP and just flipped it over and used the back side as a stripe across the Whisper White. This gave my pandas something to “sit/stand” on. I stamped the pandas using my Misti and Memento Black ink (as I, not so patiently, wait for my Stamparatus to arrive). This allowed me to ink and stamp the bears twice in exactly the same spot making the black much darker than just stamping once. I tried to make it look like the panda in the hat was jumping – it didn’t work out as well on paper as it looked in my head. 😛
The balloon was colored with Calypso Coral stampin’ blends and the party hat with the Daffodil Delight stampin’ blends. I used a little bit of the lighter of the Basic Gray stampin’ blend for a shadow under the feet. The happy birthday was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and the confetti was stamped with Island Indigo ink.
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