Friday, March 8, 2019

Marsupial Cheers - Stampin' Up! Animal Outing

  It's been a while since I've been able to play along with some stamping challenges in real time.  Usually I save the sketch or color combo and by the time I get around to making a card the challenge is long over.  I had a bit of time yesterday afternoon to play around and I went right to a few of my favorite challenges and got started.  I was able to make 2 cards using 2 challenges each.  I thought that was pretty good and I hope to do some more today.  I actually missed the deadline for the sketch (Case This Sketch) that I used for this card but I only missed it by hours so I'll count that as playing along!

  The first challenge that I looked at for inspiration was the Color Throwdown challenge which calls for gray, purple, lavender and kraft.  To translate those into Stampin' Up! colors I used Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Crumb Cake.  The Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate gave me some pause because I wouldn't normally pull these colors together.  After browsing my stamps I pulled out the perfect set for these colors!  Animal Outing!  The kangaroo and koala stamp is just right!

  I stamped the image in Memento then colored it with Blends.  The flower and stem come from the Varied Vases set.  The flower is Highland Heather.  The whole image is cut out with Layering Squares framelits and backed by another square in Gorgeous Grape.

  I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays in Basic Gray so it would show up a bit more than the Smoky Slate.

  Some added details are the tiny little bow on the flower stem and some adhesive rhinestones for some bling on the flower and around the sentiment.  I also rounded the corners of one side of the card to go along with the scallops of the main panel.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Animal Outing, Varied Vases, Itty Bitty Birthdays

Ink: Memento Black, Basic Gray, Highland Heather

Blends: Smoky Slate light, Basic Black light, Crumb Cake light & dark, Ivory

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape

Accessories: Layering Squares framelits, dimensionals, Smoky Slate ribbon (retired), rhinestones


  1. Amanda, this image is so perfect to highlight the throwdown colors! Lovely take on the challenge and so glad you were able to join in the challenge!

  2. What a sweet card and a great way to use our colors!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown!!


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