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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Kangaroo & Company, Baby Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I grabbed my new "Kangaroo & Company" stamp and thought I'd make a baby card today. I was looking at my stash of cards and found a few categories that are either empty or very low. I found this card here. I didn't copy it exactly, I used different colors because I didn't want to commit to pink or blue. And I used a different texture too.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the Purple Posy card stock that was textured using the "Old World Paper" embossing folder. I did texture a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece before I cut it. Sometimes the piece is a bit smaller because of the texturing. So I just play it safe and texture first and then cut to size. I used glue to set the piece in place.  I don't always have good luck with the tape sticking because there's not enough contact surfaces and I didn't want to use a lot of tape.  Glue is cheaper and does a better job for me.

I also cut a 5-1/4" x 1-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Hydrangea Hill" 12" x 12" package. I also glued this piece in place.

I die cut the largest "Stitched Circle" die using Purple Posy cards stock and I die cut a scalloped circle using a piece of Whisper White card stock.  

I stamped the Kangaroo and the baby on a piece of Whisper White card stock and then I fussy cut them out.  It is common practice for me to put a rubber band or large hair band around my sets that have matching dies. I had put the die for this set around a word set. Don't ask why. But after I got all done cutting I saw the word set and wondered why it had a rubber band around it and there was the matching dies for the "Kangaroo & Company" set.  DUH!!!  Oh well, now I know.  See what happens when you buy too many sets (or when you get old). Let's just go with the too many sets, okay?  LOL  

I colored the kangaroos in using the light Crumb Cake Blends pen. I did not color the front of the larger Kangaroo. Then I took the dark Crumb Cake Blends pen and colored in some darker areas. Then I came back with the light pen and went over the dark areas to blend the colors and soften the line between the light and dark.  And if you color over your light area with the light again it will get a little darker too. I colored the ears with the light Flirty Flamingo Blends pen. I did color over that area with the light Crumb Cake to it muted the pink a bit. I also took my Basic Black marker and drew in some eyelashes. I just thought they needed some. Not as cute as I thought it would be.  Note to self: don't make eyelashes next time! LOL

I taped the little half kangaroo into the pocket of the larger one. I had cut a slit for the pocket with my craft knife. I set this piece on top of the Purple Posy circle to see where the words needed to go. The words are from the same set and I stamped them using black Memento ink.

Next I taped the kangaroos on the circle and the circle was taped to the scalloped Whisper White circle. I added Dimensionals to the back and before I set it in place I cut a piece of Whisper White ribbon that was about 5" long. I folded it in half and taped it in the middle to stay.  Then I taped it to the front of the card making sure that the bottom part of the ribbon would show about 1-1/2".  I set the circle in place over the ribbon and the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and it will be even more fun the next time I use it because I have the dies that will save me some time and frustration!!!  

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by today and have a look,

1 comment:

Alvie Dielman said...

Very cute!!! I love the colors and like how you used the Hydrangea DSP. Was looking for a baby card using this set that I could CASE and I've found it!