Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Big Love Whale - Stampin' Up! Whale Done

  When I first placed my annual catalog order I thought for sure that the products I would use first when my order arrived would be the new In Color inks since they weren't available during the preorder.  But yesterday when I sat down to make a card I saw the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge colors and immediately had an idea for a card using the new Whale Done stamp set and Whale Builder punch.  And not a single new In Color to be seen! 

 This card could easily be a sweet new baby card but since I don't need any of those any time soon I stuck with a nice I love you sentiment.

  Let's start from the beginning!  The card base is Whisper White thick with a piece of Petal Pink embossed with the new Old World Paper embossing folder (it's a really great deep texture!). Then I layered a piece of Soft Suede under an old piece of DSP.  I found my scraps of Best Year Ever DSP from 2015 while cleaning up and reorganizing my papers to get ready for my new annual catalog items to arrive.  This paper was a Sale-a-Bration freebie and all of the colors in it are still current amazingly enough.   It's been so freeing to be able to stamp just for me the last few months without having to worry about designing for classes or only using newer products.  I thought this pattern was perfect for a background for a sweet whale and I am pleased with myself for using something that I've had for so long!

  The whale is punched with the Whale builder punch.  I look forward to seeing all the creative punch art that comes from this punch!  The body and fin/flipper? are in Coastal Cabana, the belly detail is Whisper White and the eye is Soft Suede. I added some speckles in Coastal Cabana using the stamp in the Whale Done set.

  The sentiment is colored in the 3 challenge colors with markers and stamped on Whisper White and die cut with the Tasteful Labels dies. I popped the label with dimensionals over a strip of retired Coastal Cabana ribbon.

  I punched 3 Petal Pink hearts using the Dog Builder punch and colored them with Wink of Stella for a light sparkle.  There is a heart stamp in the set but not a neat clean way of cutting it out so I decided to just use the punch.  The hearts and whale are popped with dimensionals.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Whale Done

Ink: Coastal Cabana

Markers: Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Petal Pink, Best Year Ever DSP (retired)

Accessories: Old World Paper embossing folder, Whale Builder punch, Dog Builder punch, Tasteful Labels dies, dimensionals, Wink of Stella, Coastal Cabana ribbon (retired)



  1. Very fun card, love this stamp set and punch :) many thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh gosh, I LOVE this, Amanda! Just got this set, and I feel a CASE of this sweet take coming on, lol. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

  3. Oooh I love that whale! I wish I could have gotten my whole wish list on my first order, he's so cute. You did a fantastic job with the SUO Challenges colors, this looks amazing! That DSP was one of my favorite packs, I'm still hoarding some for scrapbooking :) Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

  4. I absolutely love this extremely creative card! Thank you so much for participating with us at A new challenge will be up tomorrow and we hope that you join us!


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