Oh 2020 and Darling Donkeys with Oh So Ombre DSP
Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and the 20th Social Stamping Blog Host.
This is the final Social Stamping Blog Host for 2020. What a year it has been, however, one of the highlights has been regularly joining with this amazing group of creatives. Paper crafting has helped me maintain a level of sanity during this difficult year and the Social Stamping blog hop has given me specific focus to create. Also, I have learnt more about blogging and become more regular with my posts.
Symbolically, I am really looking forward to the end of 2020 and a fresh start to herald a much better year. Logically I know that a new year will not magically bring the changes we would like. However, I am so thankful that we are in one of the best countries in the world.
My project this month is symbolic of my desire to kick away 2020 and celebrate a new year filled with hope for better things. The focal stamp set is new and one of the Sale-a-bration offerings available from 5 January that can be choosen for free with a purchase of $90 worth of Stampin' Up! products. This cute set is called Darling Donkeys. I have seen a couple of projects that show the donkey kicking away 2020. To add my own twist I thought I would add some celebration of the incoming 2021. After creating my card I have seen a number with the same idea - great minds think alike! Time had run out for creating another card so I am sharing my interpretation. 😁
This card is a Triangle Fun Fold card created from an A4 sheet of Thick Whisper White card-stock that was scored down the centre, both lengthwise and across the width. Then the sheet is cut in half diagonally from corner to corner. (Two cards can be made from one sheet of A4.) The card-stock was folded and burnished along the score lines so that the diagonal edges meet in the middle. This is the card base.
Two of the donkeys were stamped on Whisper White card-stock in Gray Granite Classic Stampin' ink. The donkeys were coloured using Stampin' Blends Combo Packs in Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Basic Black as well as Ivory and the Colour Lifter. Then both donkeys were fussy cut and shaped a little.
To finish the card ... oops, as I was finishing writing my blog I realised that I forgotten to add some of the gorgeous clear Elegant Faceted Gems. All of the photos above won't show these gorgeous gems, but hopefully the photo below will. I must go and add the gems now and take another photo. 😔