Sunday, March 21, 2021

Thanks a Ton - Stampin' Up! Whale Done - Paper Players 533

 Happy Sunday stampers!  The Paper Players are back with a brand new challenge for you to start your stamping week!  Ann has given us the really fun theme of CAS Animals.  So get out your animal stamps and show us what you've got while keeping it clean and simple!


  I blew through all of the thank you cards I had made over the last few weeks and found myself needing one more so I thought the Whale Done set would be just the ticket for my clean and simple animal card.

  I started with a Pool Party base, then a layer of Whisper White with the little bubbles stamped off in Pool Party ink.  I topped that with a piece of Pool Party that I embossed with the Seabed embossing folder.  I cut the one corner off with a Layering Circle die so the stamped piece of Whisper White is showing.  I also used my blending brushes to brush on a bit of white craft ink to help show off the design a little bit better.

  The whale is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink and punched out along with his silver glimmer paper splash using the Whale builder punch.  All of those pieces are popped on dimensionals.

  The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white onto Basic Black cardstock.  It's then cut out with a Stitched So Sweetly die and popped over a length of silver baker's twine.

  So while this card has some texture and dimension I think it stayed CAS with the limited color palette and the open space on most of the card.  And of course the whale for the animal element.

  To check out what the rest of the Paper Players Design Team did with this challenge visit the challenge site or their blogs:

Anne Marie

Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Whale Done

Ink: Pretty Peacock, Pool Party, Versamark, white craft

Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer paper (retired)

Accessories: Whale punch, Layering Circle dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, white embossing powder, Seabed embossing folder, silver baker's twine (retired), dimensionals


  1. Beautiful, Amanda! I love this gorgeous embossed background. Accenting with the white ink was a great idea! The silver glimmer paper adds the perfect amount of sparkle. Have a wonderful week!

  2. I have this stamp set and I have yet to break the seal! I purchased it because of that great whale that you have used on your card. I have not seen that EF before! This card is really wonderful and has reminded me to get it out and get it inky!

  3. This card is adorable, Amanda! From the embossed background to the little glimmer and embossed details, this is absolutely perfect. Enjoy your week.

  4. Amanda, I love this gorgeous background! The little silver splash is the perfect addition for this handsome whale! I hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Amanda, the spout diecut in silver glitter was genius! What a wonderful card. hugs

  6. I love this Amanda! That embossed background is perfect and shows that 'white space' doesn't always need to be white for it to be effective. Love the spurt of silver from the whale's blow hole too - a beautiful CAS card!

  7. Just darling, Amanda! That little pop of sparkle is such a cute touch. Love it!


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