I received the new Animal Outing stamp set last month at OnStage, but haven’t had a chance to use it until this weekend! I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make with it, but I got the idea to make this card when I was looking through my punches and saw the Balloon Bouquet one. I thought of using the new In Colors for the balloons, and wanted to have an animal holding them. My first thought was to use either a cat from the Pretty Kitty set, or a dog from the Bella & Friends set, but then I remembered that I had the Animal Outing set, and thought it was time to finally pull it out and use it!
I just love this new set! It contains 10 stamps, with a nice combination of images and sentiments. Here’s what the full set looks like:
To make this card, I stamped the kangaroo in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored the kangaroo with both light and dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Markers. I also colored the koala in her pouch with the light and dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I punched the balloons from the new 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, then adhered them to the panel with Snail adhesive. I used a Black Stampin’ Write marker to draw the strings.
I then used two stamps from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the sentiments. I stamped the “Hip Hip Hooray” on the front, and then the “It’s Your Day” stamp on the inside. I stamped both in the same Memento ink as the kangaroo:
Measurements for this card are as follows:
Basic Black cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Whisper White top layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches (you also need another one of these for the inside of the card!)
DSP pieces: 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches each
The Animal Outing set will be available on June 1st! Do you have your new catalog yet? If not, contact me and I will be happy to send one to you!
Thank you for visiting today! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!