This new stamp set, From the Herd (p.15 OC), was just introduced in the new Spring Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up, and I just fell in love with it. I love the funny little animals and all the words that are in the set. There is a nice selection of words to use on the card front AND the inside of the card too. That is always nice when you have everything you need for a card in one stamp set.
I CASED this card from Lakesideinklings, and I did not vary much from that original card. I wanted to make a fun card for my father-in-law’s birthday (that I was late for), and this seemed like the perfect idea. I used a Smoky Slate card base and cut a frame from a smaller piece of Smoky Slate with the Square Framelits (p.231). I stamped the animals on a piece of Whisper White and colored them using a combination of Markers (p.211) and Blendabilities (p.212). I added a little banner with the sentiment and a piece of Black Baker’s Twine (p.206).
This card is a sneak peak of a upcoming Technique Tuesday post- In and Out Embossing, but it also features a little peak at the From the Herd stamp set too. I cut a circle in the card to allow a little peak inside using the Circle Framelits (p.231).
Surprise!! There is a whole herd, not just a bird sending a Happy Birthday message. I wanted to highlight the bird and colored him in red, however I left the rest of the herd in black and white with just little touches of Smoky Slate marker. This made it fast and easy to color also, and it made the bird stand out.
Don’t forget to stop by next Tuesday for the In and Out Technique featured on this card. It is another fast and easy technique to create a great background.
So, now that you have heard about the From the Herd stamp set, I hope you are inspired to come up with just the perfect card for someone you know too.