C ute thank you card using Stampin' Up! products including some that can be earned for FREE during Sale-A-Bration 2022.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Pool Party Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4"of lighter blue watery waves design from Simply Marbleous 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
- 3" square from Coastal Cabana Cardstock
- 2-3/4" square from Basic White Cardstock
- 1/2" x 2-1/2" from Pool Party Cardstock
Adhere the piece of Simply Marbleous Designer Paper to the front of the Pool Party card.
Pick out the stitched square die that creates a 2-1/2" stitched square from the Stitched With Whimsy Dies. Put it on top of the white square on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so it is centered. Run through the machine.
Note: This die doesn't really cut anything out. Instead, it will add stitching texture to the edges of the cardstock.
Mount the otter poking his head out of the water image from the Awesome Otters Set on Block H. Ink it up with the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the white stitched edge square so the top of the otter's head is just above the center of the square.
Put the stamped white square on some Grid Paper to protect your work surface. You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends Markers do bleed through.
Use the Dark and Light Soft Suede Stampin' Blends to color in the outer layer of fur on the otter's head, his nose, and his eyeballs.
Use the Dark and Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends to color in the otter's lower face and belly fur.
Use the Light Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends to color in the ripples in the water.
Use the Dark and Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends to color in the rest of the water and the water droplets and blend the blues together.
Adhere the colored otter square to the center of the Coastal Cabana square.
Adhere the matted otter square to the front of the card so it is centered side to side and about 3/4" from the top edge.
Unlock the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Slide one short edge of the thin Pool Party strip into the left side of the punch (the side of the punch with the bumpier top) as far as it will go and get it centered. Punch. Repeat with the other end.
Mount the "You are otterly awesome" sentiment from the Awesome Otters Set on Block B. Use the brush tip of the Coastal Cabana Marker to carefully ink up only the words "otterly awesome." Breathe on the stamp to moisten the ink. Stamp the sentiment in the center of the punched Pool Party strip.
Tip: I found it easier to leave the inked up sentiment stamp face up on my work surface and carefully lay the punched Pool Party strip on top and then rub gently across the back of the cardstock.
Adhere the stamped sentiment punch out to the top of the white square so it is centered side to side and just over the otter's head.
Use the brush tip of the Light Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends to color 2 of the clear circle shaped epoxy shapes and 2 of the clear raindrop shaped epoxy shapes while they are on the sheet of Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up the colored raindrop shaped epoxy shapes from the sheet making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere one over one of the water droplets on the left side of the otter and the other just above the water line on the right side of the otter.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up the colored circle shaped epoxy shapes from the sheet making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them to either end of the sentiment punch out.
Cut a 3" piece of the Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon.
Tie a half knot in the center of the ribbon. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon knot to the lower left corner of the matted otter square.