F un card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Petal Pink Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
- 3-3/4" x 5" from Whisper White Cardstock
- scrap of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock at least 1-3/4" wide
- scrap of Petal Pink Cardstock at least 1-3/4" wide
Mount the pig with a flower image from the This Little Piggy Set on Block D. Carefully ink up everything but the sentiment and the flower at the top of the stem with the Memento Pad. Stamp in the lower right corner of the white rectangle.
Tip: To make it easy to mix and match sentiments and images, try cutting your stamps apart. If you have the old Craft & Rubber Scissors we used to sell, they work great. Otherwise, use any pair of sharp scissors, Be sure to cut in straight lines and don't undercut the foam layer.
Tip: If you don't want to cut your stamps apart, be sure to mask off the portion of the stamp that you don't want to use when inking the stamp up. You can do this by placing a piece of tape over the part you don't want to ink up. Just remember to remove the tape before stamping or you will get a blob!
Tip: If you aren't comfortable inking up the stamp except for the flower, then do mask the flower with a piece of tape. Just remember to remove the tape before stamping or you will get a blob!
While the pig image dries a bit, mount the "You Make Me Happy" sentiment on Block A. Ink it up with the Memento Pad and stamp in the center of the scrap of Petal Pink Cardstock.
If you didn't cut your stamps apart, be sure to mask off the portion of the stamp that you don't want to use when inking the stamp up. You can do this by placing a piece of tape over the part you don't want to ink up. Just remember to remove the tape before stamping or you will get a blob!
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.
Unlock the 1-1/2" Circle Punch. Slide the scrap of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock into the punch. Punch.
Adhere the sentiment circle punch out to the Pear Pizzazz circle punch out.
Place the pig stamped white rectangle on top of some paper on your work surface (Grid Paper works great). You need to make sure that you protect your work surface with paper as the Stampin' Blends Markers do bleed through.
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 dark colors first and then the light colors to blend the colors and color in the spaces. Work on one area at a time so the inks will be wet and will blend easier.
Use the Light and Dark Petal Pink Markers to color in the pig except for his hooves.
Use the Light and Dark Old Olive Markers to color in the grass, stem, and leaf of the flower. If needed, extend the stem a bit with the fine tip of the Dark Old Olive Marker.
Use the Light Crumb Cake Marker to color in the pig's hooves.
Use the Color Lifter Marker as needed to remove excess ink.
Adhere the stamped and colored white rectangle to the large Pear Pizzazz rectangle.
Cut a 4" piece of the Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the upper left corner of the matted cardstock rectangle at an angle. Flip the rectangle over and fold the ends of the ribbon over. Adhere the ends of the ribbon in place with pieces of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape strips and add SNAIL to the back of the Pear Pizzazz rectangle. Adhere it to the front of the Petal Pink card.
Cut a 4-1/2" piece of the Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon.
Tie a half knot in the center. Trim the ends.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the ribbon knot to the card front at an angle in the center of the Pear Pizzazz ribbon already on the card.
Adhere the matted sentiment circles to the upper right side of the card front.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up a Petal Pink flower from a sheet of Frosted Flower Embellishments making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere it to the card front on the top of the stem.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up a small Calypso Coral dot from a sheet of Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere it to the center of the flower embellishment and press into place.