Elephants and Donkeys Unite!!


 For those living in the U.S. it has been a rough few months.  The political climate is stifling and there is no lack of enthusiasm on either side.  So what do I do???  Keep stamping and add some humor....

I'll introduce you to two techniques used to make these cards: the Reverse Mask technique and the Scrappy Strips technique (the cheating/easy way).

Card #1: Cocktails

    Face it, we all need to have a drink and chill out!


Stamps: Nothing Better Than, Wildly Happy and Darling Donkeys

Ink: Memento Black

Designer Series Paper: Classic Christmas and Brightly Gleaming

-Stamp the Elephant from the Wildly Happy stamp set using the Reverse Mask technique so that you only stamp the large elephant and not the baby. 

    Click here to see the reverse masking instructions.

- Stamp the Donkey.

- Stamp the sentiments.

- Color the donkey and elephant with Stampin' Blends (used gray granite and crumbcake blends.)

- Cut out using the largest rectangular die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. 

- Stamp "cocktails" and cut out using punch or die- whatever you have is good. Adhere using dimensionals. Add bling.

-Adhere this to your background piece or cardbase.  

    Click here to see the easy strips instructions.


Card #2: We're in this Together


Stamps: Heal Your Heart, Wildly Happy and Darling Donkeys, (the cooties phrase is from Stampendous)

Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow

Designer Series Paper: Classic Christmas and Brightly Gleaming

-Stamp the Elephant from the Wildly Happy stamp set.  In this card, the baby elephant is covered up so no reverse masking is needed.

-Stamp the Donkey.

-Use a blending brush with Night of Navy to create the blue sky. 

-Use a sponge with Mossy Meadow to create the ground.  

-Color the donkey and elephant with Stampin' Blends (used gray granite and crumbcake blends.)

-Stamp the sentiment with Night of Navy.

- Cut out using the largest rectangular die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. 

-Stamp the cooties quote and use a circular die cut. Adhere with dimensionals. (Hint: If you don't have a stamp for what you want to say, use your computer and print it on cardstock.)

-Adhere it to your cardbase or background piece. 

    Click here for the easy scrappy strips instructions.


You don't want to miss out on the Darling Donkey stamp set.  It is available until February 28th as a Sale-a-bration item.  That means that if you spend $50 with Stampin' Up!® then you get to pick something out of the Sale-a-bration brochure for FREE! Spend $100 and you get to pick from the $100 list.  

Click here to view Sale-a-bration brochure!


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