Good morning, Jess here! Today’s card is bright and has a lot going on but I love the way it turned out! I focused on the Panda Can’t Even stamp set and coordinating dies to create a BRIGHT and cheerful card! I didn’t intentionally create it for this purpose, but I’ll say it’s a congratulations card for the panda, Mei Xiang, who just gave birth to twins at the National Zoo this weekend! 😉
I started off by squeezing a little colorburst powder onto a piece of watercolor paper then I tilted the paper and spritzed it with water. When the water hits the powder the color spreads instantly and tilting the paper makes sure it runs in the direction I want. Once I liked the pattern I dried it with my heat tool and then set it aside to work on the rest of the card.
Next I stamped a bunch of pandas from the Panda Can’t Even stamp set with black dye ink and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped the banner and sentiment with the same black ink and fussy cut them with a similarly sized border. I adhered the pandas in a pyramid on the watercolor panel and arranged the banner between the top two pandas.
In order to get four rows of pandas I needed to make an oversized card. This card measures 5×7 so there weren’t any dies that I could use to create the shaker frame. I used a ruler and a craft knife to cut a frame with a half inch border. I adhered acetate to the back of the frame and then applied a double-layer of foam tape. I turned that panel over and then filled it with sequins and beads! I used seed beads in diamond, flurries, light silver, and the other slipper; bugle beads in white satin and crystal slippers; and silver metallic and glass slippers sequins for the shaker. Before sealing the shaker I adhered a few sequins to the panda panel so that there would always be a few sequins around the pandas.
Finally, to finish the card I adhered one last panda to the card front and then created two pom-poms from twine and glued them to the panda’s paws! It definitely makes a statement! 😉
Oh, and as you may have heard…The Ton has a release coming up VERY soon! 😉 If you look very carefully you just might find a few sneaks of upcoming release sets in the design team cards this week! Thanks so much for visiting and see you next week!