On The Pond – Being Green

It isn’t easy being green, but it is a whole lot easier with friends like you!

Having a bit of fun with a bunch of challenges today.  Principally, the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday (#391).  Showcase-ing new products from both the January – April Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Brochure.

Additionally, I selected the theme from the Just Us Girls (#653) which also works well with the theme from Seize the Birthday (#253) and the favorites for Just Add Ink (#636).

Here is the result:

ON THE POND – COUNTRY BOUQUET – DANDY DESIGNS DSP – CT-391 – JAI636 – JUGS653 – STB253

Steps:

  • Case Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Granny Apple Green Square patterned piece of paper from the free Sale-a-bration Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Circle: (4” x 4”) Zig Zag Stripe (reverse side) patterned piece of paper from the same sheet as above.
    • The circle was die-cut with the (3”) Stitched Circle Dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies set.
    • Using the Clear Color Embossing Technique, the Dragonfly Outline image from the On The Pond Hostess stamp set was stamped into Versamark ink and then into Granny Apple Green ink and heat-set with Clear Embossing Powder.
    • The Dragonfly Wing Fill-In image was done the same way with Parakeet Party ink.
    • The Dragonfly’s Body was colored with the Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend Marker.
    • Iridescent shine was added to the Dragonfly with the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
  • Focal Image – Frogs: Basic White cardstock scrap.
    • The Left Frog was stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink (outline) and Granny Apple Green ink (fill-in).
    • The Right Frog was stamped with Granny Apple Green ink (outline) and Parakeet Party (fiil-in).
    • Both Frogs were fussy cut with Paper Snips.
    • Iridescent shine was also added to the Frogs with the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
  • Horizontal Strips including Sentiment Label: Basic White cardstock scraps.
    • The Top Log (4⅛” x ⅝”) was stamped with Old Olive ink (outline) and Pear Pizzazz ink (fill-in) in an overlap to extend the length.
    • The Bottom Log (2⅝” x ”) was stamped with Soft Suede ink (outline) and Crumb Cake ink (fill-in).
    • Both Logs were fussy cut.
    • The sentiment, I love that we are friends, from the Country Bouquet stamp set was stamped with Old Olive ink.
      • The words, are friends, were covered with Masking Paper, inked and the mask removed before stamping.
      • Next the words, I love that we, were handled in the same way and aligned to complete the phrase in a single line.
      • The sentiment was trimmed (3¼” x ⅝”).
      • When the ink was truly dry, the strip was colored with Balmy Blue ink using one of the new Small Blending Brushes to tie into the blue of the Dragonfly and the Zig Zag Stripe patterned piece of paper and tone down the brightness of the white cardstock.

All elements were assembled to reflect the original sketch sample.  The Frogs were popped up with Dimensionals.

Who doesn’t love a frog or two with a “love bug” creating some magic?  This card would work equally as well for a Birthday card or a simple non-traditional Valentine card for a friend.

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

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you live in the United States, you can order your paper crafting supplies from my on-line store.  It is so easy. THANK YOU!

If you choose to shop with me today, please use HOSTESS CODE: XCYC9BP9 (January 2023) if you spend less than $150.00.  Check out the new Mini Catalog and the Free Products available through Sale-a-bration.

Published by Jolanda Johnstone

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

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