Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – Feeling Blue
The card I have to share today is one I made when I was feeling a bit blue, it should really be grey, but feeling grey sounds a bit strange so blue it is 🙂 My husband works away from home and was recently away for much longer than usual so I was feeling a bit lonely and this card is the result.
It was made using the Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox Builder Punch. This can be purchased as a bundle, save 10%, and I would definitely recommend it, the little pieces that are part of this set would be a nightmare to fussy cut!
The card base is Smoky Slate layered with a piece of DSP from the coordinating A Little Foxy paper stack (this is a 6 x 6″ paper stack). The top layer is Thick Whisper White cardstock and I cut this 1cm smaller than the base (8.5 x 12.7cm) so more of the DSP was visible.
The little racoon is stamped in Smoky Slate, Basic Grey and Basic Black and punched out with the matching punch. The stump is Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock, which was fussy cut. The little heart is Red Glimmer paper punched with the Owl Builder Punch. This is a funny punch, for me, I rarely make an owl with it but frequently use the elements on other projects, I hope it stays around for a long time 🙂
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments, this was the very first stamp set I bought because it covers pretty much every occasion (except Halloween in the Australia/NZ catalogue) and is a great place to start if you want a bit of everything. Just remember the sentiments are small, so if you want big and bold this might not be the one for you.
Although I love all the different animals you can create with this set I have a real soft spot for the stump and the curved vine stamp (weird, I know) and I like how you could use these elements and the other accent pieces with different stamp sets. It think being able to mix up stamp sets makes them more versatile and therefore more value for money and that definitely influences my purchasing decisions.
I hope you like my sad little racoon with her droopy tail, BTW she’s not sad anymore 😉 and that you’ll come back to see Week 3 of my 12 Weeks of Halloween.
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Feeling Blue Supplies
Foxy Friends // 141549
(Foxy Friends and Fox Builder Punch Bundle // 142326)
Teeny Tiny Sentiments // 120024
Basic Black inkpad // 140931
Basic Grey inkpad // 140932
Smoky Slate inkpad // 131179
Soft Suede // 126978
A Little Foxy DSP Stack // 141637
Crumb Cake cardstock // 121685
Red Glimmer Paper // 121790
Thick Whisper White cardstock // 140490
Fox Builder Punch // 141470
Owl Builder Punch // 118074 (heart)
Smoky Slate cardstock // 131291