Stampin’ Up! Wildly Adorable
The Stampin’ Up! Wildly Adorable Stamp Set actually is wildly adorable! I bought this stamp set for a few reasons –– aside from the obvious adorableness:
1) I love to color and thought this set would be an excellent chance to put the new Natural Tone Stampin’ Blend Markers to good use.
2) My daughter, Katie, is expecting her first baby so I’m in the baby frame of mind.
3) I saw many possibilities for this set, beyond just baby cards.
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Today I am going to share one of the “alternate possibilities” I envisioned when purchasing the Wildly Adorable stamp set.
The image of the baby dressed as a bunny is perfect for Easter cards. And, while I could have stuck with the included “some bunny loves you” sentiment, I chose to use the “Happy Easter” sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Easter Friends stamp set.
Below are some sentiments from other stamp sets that could be paired with the images from Wildly Adorable to make fun “non-baby” cards –– click on the sentiment to see which stamp sets they come from.
To Create the Background:
To create the card background, I used a Blending Brush to apply Balmy Blue ink for the sky and Just Jade ink for the grass. Then I stamped some patches of grass (also in Just Jade) with the grass stamp in the Easter Friends Stamp set.
Ink Blending Basics:
- Ink the blending brush by tapping it on the ink pad.
- Tap off excess ink on scrap paper before blending on your paper.
- Start in the center and blend outward.
- Click here for more ink blending tips.
Tips for Coloring the Baby:
Coloring the baby is actually quite easy. I’ve broken it down into a few steps:
- Start by picking two shades of Natural Tone Stampin’ Blends (I used SU800 and SU900).
- Use the lighter natural tone marker to color all skin areas except a small area in the center of the face (leaving the center of the face uncolored in this step, will allow it to become a highlighted area in the finished product).
- Next, use the darker natural tone marker to add shading around the edges of the face and the sleeve edge of the hands
- Now, blend the two shades by going over the entire face again with the lighter marker.
The Cheeks, Hair, & Bunny Suit
- Use a pink Stampin’ Blend (I used Light Flirty Flamingo) to color small circles on the baby’s cheeks. Also color the inside of the ears and the paw prints on the feet.
- Color the hair with your choice of colors (I used SU200).
- Add shading to the bunny suit with a light gray marker (I used Light Gray Granite).
- Shading should go anywhere the suit might have folds, or in areas that would be in shadow.
Instructions for Today’s Card (supply list at end of post)
- Follow the instructions above to create the background area on a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock.
- Stamp the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and allow to dry before coloring. Follow coloring tips here.
- Use scissors to cut out the image and attach to background with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Crop Easter eggs from colored cardstock with the number zero die in the Playful Alphabet Die Set and attach with glue dots (use the inside of the zero for the eggs and set the actual number aside for use on a future project).
The Easter Eggs: I had to get a little creative with the Easter Eggs –– I used the inside of the zero die int the Playful Alphabet die set.
- Stamp the sentiment from the Easter Friends stamp set in black ink above the baby image.
- Attach the completed card front to an A2 card base made from Basic White Thick Cardstock.
You Might Also Like:
If you like today’s project, you might also like these Easter themed posts. Click on each image to view the corresponding post. Or, visit the card gallery to see all of the cards on the blog in one place.
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