Friday, February 28, 2014

SSI Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

This past month, many of the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration designers participated in an Occasions Catalog Card Swap. Instead of keeping all of these beautiful card samples to ourselves, we wanted to share them with you, too! Today's blog hop will spotlight a handful of Stampin' Up's Occasions Catalog products as each of us who participated chose a different stamp set to showcase.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog...and be sure to pin it, too! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 3 on the SSINK Occasions Catalog Blog Hop – Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun . If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below. And, be sure to come visit us at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration where we 'inkspire' you 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year!

Now for my swap. I saw this idea on Pinterest (of course), it was demonstrated at Stampin' Up Leadership this year. And I had to do something with it. I just love coloring in these guys from Life in the Forest. They are so darn cute!

A few notes on how to stamp something like this:
  • First stamp your main images, your foreground. In this case I stamped the raccoon and the mouse. 
  • Then you stamp the exact images on a Post it note, preferably getting some or most of the image on the sticky edge. If you are fresh out of Post it notes, typing paper will do, just use a little removable adhesive on the back. Then trim carefully around the solid parts of the image. With the mouse I just trimmed off his tail and whiskers. When you sponge you don't want a halo of white around any areas.
  • Next, you will put the masks you created carefully over the images on the stamped images on the base of your card.
  • For the clouds, I created another mask with the scallop circle punch and a Post it. Basically, I chomped a piece of the paper with the punch. I used the part that looked like a bite was taken out of it.
  • Proceed to sponge color on, making some areas darker and some lighter. It's important to leave some white when you are going for the look of sky. I used Pool Party for the sky on this particular card.
  • To finish off the look I drew on the parachute strings and sponged around the edge with Baked Brown Sugar to give it definition.
I hope you love this card as much as I do! Make sure you hop through everyone's links it's well worth it. So much inspiration.

 Blog Hop Participants

  1. Darla R. of Stampin with Darla and Sisters
  2. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun 
  4. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
  5. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  6. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  7. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations 
  8. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  9. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  10. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  11. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya 

Stamp Sets: Life in the Forest (c:133851, w:133848), Really Good Greetings (c: 130333, w: 130330)
Card Stock: Coastal Cabana (131297), Baked Brown Sugar (131296), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730), Very Vanilla (101650)
Designer Series Paper: Retro Fresh (132993)
Ink: Pool Party (126982), Smoky Slate (131179), Basic Gray (126981), Baked Brown Sugar (131174), Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Marker, Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker (Many Marvelous Markers Set:131264 ), Stazon Jet Black ()
Accessories: Blender Pens (102845), Stampin' Sponges (), Retro Fresh Washi Tape (133001)


Ladette said...

Adorable!! I love those clouds and the color combo. I need to learn how to make the clouds.

Stampin with Darla in AZ said...

Cute card and have this set! Thank for the great step by step instructions!!

Melissa said...

SUCH a cute card!

Tina's Crop Shop said...

Great Masking job and I loved your clouds. Of course now I need this stamp set as this was just precious!

Deb Sumption said...

So very cute and fun! Tfs!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Such a cute card and I love the step by step instructions, perfect!

CarlavdM said...

What a wonderfull card, it made me smile

Unknown said...

Love the unusual use of the critters. That's out of the box stamping in action.

Anonymous said...

Love this cute card

Unknown said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

That is so clever!!! Thanks for the directions!

brrenwick said...

Super cute card!!! I love these little critters and you did an amazing job creating a fun card!

Kim Ryden said...

Love this and so do a lot of my customers! SO CUTE!!!

Donna Earley said...

So cute! Mr. Brown just delivered this stamp set today, I just finished putting it together!