Hi! Welcome to my blog. I’m Sara Levin the artful inker. I’ve just come back from a few days at my mom’s. I love to visit and I always create ahead so that I have plenty of things to share with you while I’m gone. But, that can affect my creativity when I return. Do you ever have a slump in your MOJO? Here’s what I did this morning that may help you. I pulled out a stamp set with the plan to create a really simple card. The reason I go for simple is that I find just the act of creating…makes me more creative! For today’s card, I used Animal Outing with Swirly Frames. They are two of the new stamp sets in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. You can request a catalog HERE
Animal Outing with Swirly Frames
So, here’s my clean and simple card.
For the base, I used Thick Whisper White.
Then, I matted my Whisper White focal layer with a piece of Bermuda Bay.
The Bermuda Bay layer is just large enough to leave a narrow band of color.
The Animal Outing stamp set (146600) is perfect for coloring.
But, I wasn’t feeling it this morning.
So, I used my Stamparatus.
First, I colored the bird with my Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped.
After cleaning the bird, I masked it off.
Then, I inked the rhino in Basic Gray and stamped on the Whisper White.
Next, I inked up the rhino again and stamped on Smoky Slate.
He was easy to fussy cut!
I didn’t worry about the ground/shadow or his tail
since they were on the Whisper White layer.
I love the slightly punny sentiment.
You know — rhinos are big….
After stamping the sentiment from Animal Outing in Bermuda Bay,
I used one of the Swirly Frames (146519) in Pool Party.
To finish the outside, I colored some of the White Perfect Accents (retiring)
with my Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.
To finish the inside, I used my Stamparatus again.
It was super easy to ink the bird with my marker and get perfect placement!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Animal Outing with Swirly Frames card.
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