Animal Outing Dusty Rhino Thanks
F un thank you card using Stampin' Up! products including Brusho Crystal Colour and Stampin' Blends.
Cut cardstock pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Old Olive Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Crushed Curry Cardstock
- 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" from Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock
- 1-3/4" x 4-1/4" from Soft Suede Cardstock
- 2-1/2" x 2-3/4" from Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock
- 1-1/4" x 2" from Old Olive Cardstock
- scrap of Crushed Curry Cardstock at least 1-1/2" wide
Put 5 to 7 drops of Old Olive Ink Refill into an empty Stampin' Spritzer. Fill the rest of the spritzer up with water. Give it a good shake to mix the color into the water.
Cut a Stamping Sponge into quarters. This gives you more sponges to work with and gives you a little more control as you use the sponge.
Fold a couple of paper towels into a thick pad.
Sprinkle a liberal amount of Yellow Brusho onto the large rectangle of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock. Use the green water in the Stampin' Spritzer to spray on colored water to help the Brusho run and blend. Place the cardstock on a folded paper towel to protect your work surface and use a Stamping Sponge quarter to help spread and blend the water and color all over the piece of cardstock.
Tip: Hold your cardstock away from your work area when spritzing on the colored water so you don't risk getting water all over your work surface or on items you don't want to get inky.
Sprinkle on a small amount of Moss Green Brusho in the center. Use the Stamping Sponge quarter to help blend this Brusho into the background, but try to leave it fairly speckled like the rhino is throwing up a dust cloud.
Set the vanilla rectangle aside to let it dry.
Mount the rhino and bird image from the Animal Outing Set on Block D. Ink it up with the Memento Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the smaller thick vanilla rectangle. Let it dry for a few minutes.
Tip: You can use regular vanilla cardstock for this step if you wish, but the thick cardstock holds up better to watercoloring with the Stampin' Blends.
Pick out the matching open rhino and bird framelit from the Animal Friends Thinlits. Place the stamped rhino and bird image on the Cutting Pad on top of the Magnetic Platform on the Big Shot. Place the rhino and bird framelit on top so it is centered over the stamped image. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot.
Tip: If you cut an image out before coloring it, then you haven't wasted time and resources coloring it in if the thinlit or framelit slips when going through the Big Shot.
Make sure you have some paper (Grid Paper works great) at your work space.to protect the work surface. The Stampin' Blends Markers will bleed through the cardstock that you are coloring so you need to protect your work surface.
Place the stamped and cut out rhino and bird image on the work paper and start coloring with the Stampin' Blends Markers. The markers have a brush tip for coloring in larger areas and a fine tip for coloring in smaller areas. Use the light colors first and add highlights with the darker colors. If needed to blend the colors, go over things again with the lighter colors. Work on one area at a time so the inks will be wet and will blend easier.
Use the Dark and Light Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Markers to color in the rhino.
Use the Dark and Light Daffodil Delight Markers to color in the bird.
Use the Dark Daffodil Delight Marker to color in the ground below the rhino.
Use the Color Lifter Marker to remove any color that got outside the lines and to remove and blend some of the color on the rhino.
Pick out the smaller leaves sprig thinlit from the Animal Friends Thinlits. Place the Old Olive rectangle on the Precision Base Plate on top of the Platform on the Big Shot. Place the smaller leaves sprig thinlit on top. Place a Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot a couple of times. Use the Die Brush to remove the pieces.
Use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere the leaves sprig cut out to the back of the rhino cut out so the leaves will poke out from behind his back on the upper right side when the pieces are face up. Leave the protective backing on the Dimensional for now.
Pick out the pebbly rectangle thinlit from the Animal Friends Thinlits. Place the Soft Suede rectangle on the Precision Base Plate on top of the Platform on the Big Shot. Place the pebbly rectangle thinlit on top on one side. Place a Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot a couple of times. Use the Die Brush to remove the pieces.
Put the cut strip of Soft Suede cardstock back on the Precision Base Plate on top of the Platform on the Big Shot. Place the pebbly rectangle thinlit on top on the other end, but let the edge of the thinlit overlap the cut edge just a teeny tiny bit. Place a Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot a couple of times. Use the Die Brush to remove the pieces.
Cut along one long edge with scissors to trim it down.
Mount the "thank you big time," "welcome," or "together we make a great pair" sentiment from the Animal Outing Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Old Olive Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the scrap of Crushed Curry Cardstock.
Unlock the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. Holding the punch upside down so you can see the punching area, slide the stamped sentiment into the punch and get it centered in the punching area. Punch.
If the Brusho background vanilla piece is dry, then proceed to the next step.
Tip: You can speed up drying if you want using the Heat Tool.
Place the detailed, Soft Suede pebbly strip cut out upside down on one side of a Silicone Craft Sheet. Cut a Stamping Sponge into quarters and clamp the triangle edge of one quarter in a large binder clip. Squeeze a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on one corner of the Silicone Craft Sheet. Dab the sponge into the glue and then lightly onto the back of the detailed pebbly cut out. Flip the detailed pebbly cut out over and adhere it to the bottom edge of the Brusho background vanilla rectangle so it only covers the bottom 3/4" to 1". Use Paper Snips to trim off excess cardstock on the bottom and sides.
Adhere the Brusho background vanilla rectangle with pebbly strip adhered to the bottom to the large Crushed Curry rectangle and then to the front of the Old Olive card.
Add more Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the rhino cut out and a Mini Stampin' Dimensional to the back of the bird portion. Remove the protective backings from all Dimensionals and adhere the rhino and bird with attached leaves sprig to the bottom right side of the card front so the base of the rhino overlaps the top of the pebbly strip just a bit.
Put a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment circle and attach it in the upper left corner.