Friday, August 30, 2019

Party Like A Panda...

Hi folks, after sharing 3 spooky Halloween projects, I'm finishing off the week with a trio of cute pandas using the Simon Says Stamp "Party Like A Panda" stamp set from the August Card Kit. The kit has sold out but the stamp set is still available to buy individually. I used the same panda image on each card along with a Distress Ink Monoprinting technique using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bubble Mini Layering Stencil from Set 5.

So let's get started with the first "very pink" card.
I tapped the Picked Raspberry Distress Ink Pad on to the Bubbles Mini Layering Stencil, spritzed with water and laid the stencil on the Distress Watercolor card. I covered the stencil with kitchen towel and pressed all over with my fingers to transfer the ink. The kitchen towel will absorb any excess ink that might seep out from the stencil. I repeated the process until I was happy with the background. I inked the balloon image with Versafine Onyx Black and stamped 5 times.
I stamped Birthday towards the bottom of the panel and Happy on to scrap card. I fussy cut the letters and fixed them inside the balloons using Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I added Glossy Accents and white highlights using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen to each balloon.
I stamped the Panda image on to scrap card, fussy cut, fixed in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive, coloured the bow with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink using a Detailer Brush and added Glossy Accents and a white highlight to his eyes. I matted the panel on to an A2 card blank created from Simon Says Stamp Black card and added Ice Crystal sequins.

I stamped the panda image on to the Distress Watercolor card, stamped a mask to place over the top and created the background as before using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment on to the panel and also on to a strip of card coloured with Peacock Feathers using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I stamped the parcels from the stamp set on to scrap Distress Watercolor card, coloured with Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink using a waterbrush. I fixed the parcels in place with Distress Collage Medium and Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive, added Ice Crystal sequins and Glossy Accents and a white highlight to the panda eyes.

I created the background for the third card in the same way but using Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks.
I stamped the sentiments on to the panel inked with Onyx Black ink and the pandas on to scraps of Distress Watercolor card and fussy cut.
I coloured the bows with the three colours of Distress Ink using a waterbrush and fixed them in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive. I added Glossy Accents and a white highlight to their eyes.
I matted the panel on to an A2 black card blank and added Ice Crystal sequins.

It's hard to believe it's almost September already and that means it will soon be time to party over at Simon Says Stamp because the 10th Annual STAMPtember® celebration is only days away. If you have never experienced STAMPtember, you are in for a TON OF AWESOMENESS! It’s a month-long stamping party containing exclusive products, limited editions, prizes, and so many MORE surprises!

Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you on Monday
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. I love these Kath, very cute and sweet colours and who doesn't love a Panda, adorable.xx

  2. Aww all of your cards are gorgeous such adorable Pandas too lovely backgrounds enjoy your weekend x

  3. These are all gorgeous, love the designs and of course those cute pandas.
    Linda xxx

  4. Hi Kath,long time no visit,I did email you but it might have gone to junk lol.Loving your latest creations so cute and love the colour combo.Huggles to all xxx

  5. Dear Kath,I have only just seen the pic of Buddy in your sidebar.i am so very sorry,you know I adored him.Words are not enough.Huge Huge