Today’s card is one that I shared with my fellow demonstrators in a card swap. I always get stressed when doing card swaps with other demonstrators because I want the cards to be perfect, but I’m just not a perfect stamper, lol.
To get a nice defined image of the panda, I used my Stamparatus and inked and stamped the image three times. I wanted to leave the panda in black and white and not do any coloring. I then fussy cut around the image, trimming it very closely. The panda is popped up with dimensionals.
The Mossy Meadow layer was first die cut with one of the Scalloped Contour Dies and then embossed with the Time Worn Type 3D Embossing Folder. To give the So Saffron layer more dimension, the edges were flicked with a sponge dauber dipped in So Saffron ink. I really like the new Rustic Metallic Dots, they were perfect for this card, natural looking and not too shinny.
Here is an example of what the card looks like when colored using Watercolor Pencils. There was no water added, the pencils were used dry. No coloring was added to the panda, only the tree and leaves.
If you live in my area, be sure to stop by The Roost on Saturday, May 7 anytime from 9:00 to 11:00 AM to pick up a new annual catalog and enjoy some stamping conversations! There will be a make and take (of course we have to stamp when we gather!) snacks, and door prizes.