And They Came 2 x 2 – Count Me In

Welcome back!  What a busy week.  Glad to have some time to play but those darn deadlines keep creeping up…

So today, I was inspired by Paper Players (#634) for the theme; Color Dare (#541) for the colors chosen; TGIF (#414) for the materials used; and bringing it all together the current sketch layout at Sketch Saturday (#722).

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic Gray cardstock.
  • Accent Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Smoky Slate cardstock dry-embossed with the Cross-Hatch Basics 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Cross Strip: (5¼” x 2”) Basic Gray Dotted patterned piece of paper from the retired 2018/2019 Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper from my scrap bin.
  • Circle: (2½”) Basic White cardstock piece previously die-cut with one of the Stitched Circle dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies set.
  • Accent Strip: (3¾” x ½”) Old Olive cardstock off-cut trimmed.
  • Sentiment Label: (2” x ⅝”) Basic White cardstock scrap.
  • The sentiment, Through thick and thin, Count Me In!, from the Count On Me stamp set was stamped with Old Olive ink..
  • Focal Image – Kangaroo Pair: (4” x 2½”) Basic White cardstock scrap.
    • The Mother Kangaroo from the retired Animal Outing stamp was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
    • Using a Mask that was previously created for another project and saved, the Kangaroo was covered.
    • The Kangaroo image was inked with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker avoiding the Joey and stamped onto a clear acetate sheet that I have as part of my crafting tools.
    • The wet image was turned over and positioned and pressed on to the card stock to create the Father Kangaroo.
    • Eyelashes were added to the Mother Kangaroo using the Stampin’ Write Marker.
    • The Kangaroo Family was colored using the Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light Smoky Slate and Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers.
    • The Kangaroo Family was fussy-cut with Paper Snips.

All elements were added to the card base to resemble the base sketch.

I like how this card came together.  A sweet Anniversary card…

Thank you for spending 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.

8 thoughts on “And They Came 2 x 2 – Count Me In

  1. As an Aussie I love Kangaroos. I like that embossed grey background. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare, I hope you can join us again soon.

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