Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! Today we’re going to look another project using the Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pencils. This project also shows how different suite items can be used together. Here are the measurements of my card:

  • Card base in Crushed Curry cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Garden Impressions DSP cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Early Espresso cardstock punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch

Now when I mentioned different suites coordinating, I was referring to the DSP working with the Animal Outing stamp set. Who would have thought that something from the Garden Impressions DSP would work, but it does!! I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then I used the Early Espresso watercolor pencil for the kangaroo’s body. For her belly I used the Daffodil Delight, blended it some with the Blender Pen, then added some Early Espresso to tone it down, I think it looks just like Crushed Curry. Then I used the Basic Gray and Basic Black pencils for the koala bear and blended those too. Then I added some Old Olive pencil for the ground and blended it out so there weren’t any sharp edges.

I cut the card base, then adhered the DSP down and then ran it through the Big Shot with one of the largest ovals. I grabbed a piece of scrap Crushed Curry and using the same oval and the next one up, cut out and adhered the oval strip to create the frame. Next I stamped the sentiment on the front and the inside panel. I trimmed the piece of Whisper White to fit and started to adhere it down and then realized it needed something else. That’s when I punched the Early Espresso piece and added it to the edge of the layer and then adhered it all down. For creating off the cuff, I think it turned out pretty well.

I hope you like today’s project. Be sure to come back tomorrow for my Fabulous Friday project. It will be the final look at using the Blender Pens and I think it’s one of the prettiest cards I’ve made in a long time. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great evening!!

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