It's class day today - Yay! I haven't help a "proper", traditional card making class since November and I've missed it! I had a lot of fun using all my new toys to come up with three projects to share. All three of them use the same general layout/design, but with new stamp sets, designer papers and Sale-a-brations items. "One Design Three Ways". I wanted to highlight how easy it is to take a simple design and use whatever products/stamp sets you've got on hand to come up with a fresh, new card.
This is the first one (I'll share the others once my swaps have been received by my friends)
The Real Red strip is 1/2" x 4 1/4"
The Designer Paper is the new Petal Passion DSP in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue, at 1" x 4"
I used the Starburst Punch (new in the 2017-2018 Annual Ctalogue - just got his one - HOW did I not notice it before???) for the Panda and then the 2 1/2" punch (also new in the annual catalogue) for the Basic Black layer.
The panda is stamped on the card base and then again on scrap and punched out, and then popped up on dimensionals.
The balloon is colored with my Real Red marker, and a rhinestone finishes it off.
** Top Tip - given that the panda has a lot of solid black areas on his body it can be difficult to get a strong, saturated, crisp black image. You have to make sure your ink pad is nice and juicy ... orrrrrrrrrrrr .... use your Stamparatus so you can reink and restamp the image as many times as you need to in order to get that perfect image!
I know most of you don't have the Stamparatus yet - only members of the design team have them now, but hopefully you got in on the first reservation window and will have yours soon! It really is a great tool to have on hand for solid images like this panda!
Right - on with my day. Today's mission is to come up with a Designer Series Paper Share too offer. Stay warm - and have a stampy day!