Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Chillin' Panda

     I don't know about you, but I cannot wait for the summer! I wanna be outside basking in the warm sunshine (preferably with a drink in my hand!), swimming in the lake and just enjoying life. Well summer is still a few months away, so the second best thing to do is to create a card based on this idea...and my Party Pandas was up for this challenge!
     When I saw the panda sitting with a balloon, my first thought was that he should be sitting on a chair! So I pulled out my Colorful Seasons stamp set which I knew had a beach chair on it, and I was already picturing my panda in a beach scene. Unfortunately, the chair (or the panda, depending on how you look at it) was facing the wrong way. Good thing I can easily remedy that with the mirror stamping technique (refer to previous blog :).
     I have to admit though that when I stamped my panda, for some reason I can't get a crisp image. There were spots in the legs and eyes that won't stamp fully when doing the mirror stamping. I tried different inks, surfaces other than my embossing mat, and still I can't get a perfect mirror image. So in the end I just colored it in with my black marker which was easy enough to do. 
     After cutting out my panda, I moved on to my background. I used the largest circle stitched framelit to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I then sponged the top half of it with my Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie ink pads for the sky, and then the bottom half with Dapper Denim & Soft Sky for the sea. I also sprayed my piece with my shimmer spray just for additional effect.
Using my blender pen to color in the gap
between the chair and the circle
Using my blender pen to put shadows under
the chair
     I then glued my circle piece onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock (4" x 5 1/4") and then stamped my chair on the lower right edge of my circle. I used my stamp positioning tool for this (I haven't received my Stamparatus yet) so that I can re-stamp this for a crisp image. And because of the uneven surface, my chair didn't stamp fully along the edges of the circle, so I used my blender pen and my Dapper Denim ink pad to cover up this gap. I also used my blender pen to put some shadows under the chair with my Sahara Sand ink pad.
     After stamping my sentiment, I then just glued my panda onto the chair, put a drink in his hand, popped sunglasses on his face, and gave him an umbrella to hold on to instead of a balloon. And this is my finished card! 
        Isn't he just adorable?!? I wish I'm doing exactly this right now! Anyway I hope you enjoyed today's card crafters and I hope you all have a lovely day! See you next time!




  1. Adorable! Where is the umbrella from?

  2. Wow, what a cute card! Very creative. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Got to CASE this one for my class.

    1. Aww thanx! I'd love to see your version of it! :)

  3. Oh my goodness... This is adorable! You have a great imagination!