Hand Stamped Sentiments Technique Challenge #61-Updated

 Yay, the dining room is completely painted (see previous post) and the entryway needs one more coat, but in the meantime I'm back to fill you in on the fun challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments

I have to be honest, I was a bit intimidated when I heard about this challenge and it ended up being one of the easiest and most fun cards I have ever made! I used these two great tutorials as a reference:

I really wanted to make a fun kids card. My sons are starting to go to more friends parties and they are getting scarce. I started with the Fox & Friends and Season of Friendship stamp sets. To mimic a "fall" scene, I used the colors Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, and Poppy Parade.  I stamped the background directly onto Very Vanilla card stock. (TIP: one thing that I am obsessive, I mean particular, about is the leaves on the tree. With the help of the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig I was able to get the leaves coming off of the branches perfectly. It takes a few extra seconds, but looks so much better than leaves coming from "nowhere."
 After stamping and cutting out the animal images (couldn't have done that without my handy Paper Snips!), I punched the branch out with the Two Step Bird Punch. How cute is this little guy!? Make sure you stop by and check out the FABULOUS Shadow Box cards by the other designers.
I've also entered this card into the Moving Along With the Times More than 1 Fold Challenge. 

Paper: Soft Suede Textured {119948}, Very Vanilla {101650}, Island Oasis Designer Series Paper {retired}, Early Espresso {119686}, Wild Wasabi {108641}, Daffodil Delight {119683}
Stamps: Season of Friendship {111776}, Fox & Friends Clear Mounted {118565}
Ink: Early Espresso {119670}, Daffodil Delight {119667}, Tangerine Tango {111834}, Poppy Parade {119782}, Wild Wasabi {109014}
Tools: Bone Folder {102300}, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig {101049}, C- Clear Mount Block {118486}, Paper Snips {103579},
SNAIL Adhesive {104332}, 2-Way Glue Pen {100425}, Two
Step Bird Punch {117191} Embellishments: Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}


Rose said...

Shannon, your card is just TOO STINKIN' CUTE! Love all your animals in your shadow box scene!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Real cute, just love those papers...fab idea!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is super, I love the Monkey how cute. Thanks for joining in on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Carol Seitz said...

How cute!! The colors are perfect.

Pami said...

This is fabulous Shannon! You have created a great scene! Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

DesignerDiva said...

What a great idea! your papers and the images are fab too. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie x

kelli said...

Aww this is so cute, love that little owl! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT x

Anne Marie said...

Adorable! Love the fabby scene you created with the shadow box card! Too cute! :)

inkedx2 said...

This is so cute! Love that monkey.


stampinbygenny said...

Super cute card! I love the monkey and you did a great job with the leaves. Love it!!

I don't know how you do it...mother, wife, SU demo and interior designer. KUDOS to you girl.