Panda Congratulations!!

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!


10 thoughts on “Panda Congratulations!!

  1. Sue Wareham says:

    so a cute card and idea love these pandas, and I wish someone would come out with dies to cut frames for larger cards. My self I just don’t like an A2 card I like a little bigger. To me A2’s are good for like note cards. But hey what do I know! I am a newbe!! Thanks for sharing this card its just wonderful

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