Today’s cards use the Picture This Dies and cute Peekaboo Farm stamps. There are several different ways that the animals can be added to the card.
This version of the card has the animals all stamped on a separate piece of basic white paper, colored with Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut with a paper snips. The bird and greeting are stamped in the circles after the designer paper is added to the front. The Picture This Die set has 2 dies. The one used here is a group of circles which all have stitching on them. They are perfect for peekaboo cards! The other die has rectangles and they are perfect for windows.
The animals are colored using mostly the new Natural Tone Stampin’ Blends with some black and gray markers used as well. No fancy shading was done. I love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends and really like that you can get fancy and do blending or just do plain coloring. The animals are all popped up with dimensionals.
For the inside, I added a strip of the Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper and a greeting from the Expressions of Friendship Hostess Reward stamp set from the January to June Mini Catalog. I did make a mistake cutting the Hey Sports Fan Designer paper for the front of the card. I didn’t catch it until after I had the liquid glue added to the back of the paper. I planned on cutting the DSP 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ but instead cut it 4 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ so there is a strip of white card base showing on each vertical edge.
This version of the card has the animals stamped directly onto the card front inside of the circles. I adhered the die cut layer of designer paper first, then used a post it note as a protective mask, to cover up the bottoms of the holes while I stamped the animals so that the hooves didn’t get stamped onto the designer paper. Then I stamped the hooves only, onto a scrap of basic white, colored and fussy cut them out. The only thing I didn’t like about the way this card worked was that the Stampin’ Blends bleed through the paper and showed on the inside of the card. The circles that were removed from the die cut holes could be used to cover the bleed through on the inside of the card or a patterned paper piece could be add to the inside front. The designer paper and embellishments used on this version are retired items, but I wanted to show you the another way that the animals can be stamped directly in the circles.