Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the Social Stamping Blog Host for September 2020.
As I thought about creating a card for this month's theme, "Baby", I heard about Wang Wang and Funi coming into the brief annual opportunity when Funi could become pregnant. Wang Wang and Funi are two Giant Pandas that the Adelaide Zoo has on loan from China. There is no privacy for them as each year at this time our news always covers their exploits, and one year we followed Funi's condition through her phantom pregnancy. I am creating a baby card in the hope that Funi will become truly pregnant this time. I couldn't go past Stampin' Up!s stamp set, Wildly Happy.
I have created a fancy fold similar to one Connie Stewart showed recently - I'm not sure what the fold is called but it makes me think of an off-centre Gate-fold.
I started with half a standard A4 sheet of Thick Whisper White card-stock, scoring it at 6.5cm from one end and 4cm from the other end; folding both sides in and burnishing. A card background piece was cut from Whisper White card-stock, then cut into two pieces at a similar proportion to the folded card front and die cut with the Detailed Hearts die. These pieces were adhered to the folded card fronts to add subtle interest to the background. As I couldn't find my newly purchased Adhesive Sheets (they must be stored in a "safe" place), I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the gorgeous array of hearts.
A piece of Whisper White card-stock was die cut using the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die and some Mint Macaron card-stock was trimmed to be a little larger to allow a small boarder around the stitched die cut. Some sponging was added to the stitched die cut piece with Mint Macaron Classic ink and a sentiment from the Wildly Happy stamp set was stamped in Mint Macaron Classic ink. I'm using Mint Macaron as this is a gorgeous soft green that would be fine for either a male or female baby panda.
The mother and baby panda stamp from the Wildly Happy stamp set was stamped in Gray Granite Classic ink onto a small piece of Whisper White card-stock. The panda's were coloured with Stampin Blends, that is Light and Dark Basic Black, Smokey Slate and Mint Macaron, with the Colour Lifter. The pandas were fussy cut and popped on Dimensionals onto the sponged stitched rectangle,
The Mint Macaron card-stock centre mount was adhered to the Right Hand Side card front with the centre piece hanging over the edge so that when the card is closed it would be centred. A piece of twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo pack, which had been coloured with the Light Mint Macaron Blend was tied around the card front. The central piece was adhered to the Mint Macaron mount and over the twine. Three of the oh so gorgeous Elegant Faceted Gems were added as a finishing touch.
The card inner was stamped with the pandas and a sentiment in Gray Granite Classic ink and a little sponging in Mint Macaron Classic ink was added. Similar to the card inner, the C6 Whisper White envelope was also sponged and stamped with the pandas.
I hope you like my baby panda card. Thank you for taking time to visit the Valley Inspirations blog. Please contact me if you would like any further information about the card; or if you live in Australia and would like the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and or the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue posted to you; or if I can help in any other way.
I hope you are enjoying this month's Social Stamping Blog Host that has focused on a "Baby" theme. If you started at the beginning with our amazing Social Stamping Host, Kelly Kent, then you can either click here to be transferred to Michelle Strazds at Stampin Strazds to see her gorgeous creation or click on the 'Next' graphic below; or if you would prefer to go to the full list of participants click on this link to be taken to Kelly Kent's Host Blog Post at My Papercraft Journey where you will find individual links that can take you to each person's blog.
Do look after yourself and your loved ones in these challenging times. My heart is especially with those of you in Victoria. Hopefully the lockdown will start to ease really soon.
Hope to see you again next month (Saturday, 31st October) when the Social Stamping Blog Host theme is "get better soon".
Take care. Stay safe and stay well.