It’s a Panda Party – Celebrate Today!

Holiday weekend and some more time to play.  Welcome back!  I have another clean and simple card for you.

Creating for a few more challenges.  Inspiration – Just Add Ink (#610), Style – Tic Tac Toe (#168), Theme – Inspiration Station (#33) and the Sketch only – FUSION (June 23, 2022).

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Card front Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Order of Operations:
    • (1) The Panda holding the Balloon image from the retired Party Pandas stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
    • (2) For the Cross Strip, a (¼”) Horizontal Stripe area was masked off with low tack tape.
    • (3) Using a Blending Brush, the Horizontal Stripe was colored with Tahitian Tide ink.
    • (4) A Post-It-Note was die-cut with the (2⅜”) circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set and used as a mask.
    • (5) The Panda image was stamped again on a Post-It-Note, fussy cut with Paper Snips and used as a mask.
    • (6) The Panda was covered and the circle opening mask was positioned around him. The Tahitian Tide Horizontal Strip was also re-covered with the low tack tape.
    • (7) For the Arc (Partial Circle Shape), I used another Blending Brush and Polished Pink ink.  The color turned out a little more muted as the Brush had some residual Gorgeous Grape ink in it.
    • (8) The masks were removed.
    • (9) Going with the Black and Gray photo inspiration, the Panda was colored with the Light Smoky Slate and Filled-In with Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends.
    • (10) The Balloon was colored with the Light Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blend.
    • (11) A shadow line was added above the Tahitian Tide Horizontal Strip with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend.
    • (12) The sentiment, Celebrate!, from the retired Celebrate Today stamp set was stamped in the lower right corner with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
    • (13) The card front was adhered to the card base.

Black and Gray with a few pops of color.  A cute clean and simple (CAS) celebratory Birthday card. 

Thanks for spending a some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

5 thoughts on “It’s a Panda Party – Celebrate Today!

  1. Oh My, that’s an adorable Panda and I love the CAS design. Thanks for joining us at The Inspiration Station Challenge and we look forward to more of your lovely designs.
    The Inspiration Station Challenge
    The Paper Funday Challenge

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