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You Mean So Much To Me - Wildlife Wonder

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am sharing a SIP card with you. A SIP card simply means it's made using just Stamps, Ink, and Paper. SIP Cards are great for those just starting out and for those that just want to make a quick card. I picked the Wildlife Wonder Stamp Set to showcase today. Here's a look at the card that I created to share with you today.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tips & Tricks:

When you start off with any card design you have to pick your supplies first. I knew that I wanted to share this beautiful stamp set with you today, but the hard part was deciding what colors to use. I ended up in the end just going with a classic color pattern of just black & white. My card base was made from Basic White Thick Cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2". I then stamped the bear image from the stamp set along the bottom of the card base. I then added one to the inside as well. This was the starting point of creating my card.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Next I cut some Basic White Cardstock and Basic Black Cardstock for the focal image that would be on the front of the card. I stamped the bear on the Basic White Cardstock layer in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink just as I had on the card base. With the exception of I stamped the bear in the center but more towards the top of this panel. I then stamped the grasses at the bottom at different heights to fill in the bottom portion of the Basic White Cardstock layer. I felt as if the bear was floating in mid air so I took the shadow/ground image from the stamp set and stamped it under his paws so he was grounded. I stamped it twice. The first time I stamped it I did full streght ink. The second time I stamped it I stamped off on my Grid Paper first to have a second generation lighter shade. And I think it turned out beautifully.

Wildlife Wonder Stamp Set:

Wildlife Wonder Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! found on page 81 of the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog
image copyright by Stampin' Up!

The Wildlife Wonder Stamp Set allows you to bring the strength and boldness of the great outdoors to your crafting. The set includes sentiments for many occasions and imagery for wildlife enthusiasts: bear, owl, and wolf. Whether you want to send Father's Day greetings, birthday wishes, or your thanks, this set will help you. It's so easy to create your own cards for the people in you life. Just grab this set, ink, and cardstock, and start creating!

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

The Wildlife Wonder Stamp Set is a Distinktive stamp set; it has a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step, creating photo-realistic images. Distinktive Stamps are Patent pending and exclusive to Stampin' Up!.

Finishing Touches:

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

To finish my card I added the Basic White Cardstock panel to a Basic Black Cardstock panel cut 1/4" larger than the Basic White stamped panel. This allowed for a nice mat around the focal image. I then took a strip of Basic White Cardstock and stamped the sentiment on in Tuxedo Black Ink. I wrapped this around the focal image and popped up the entire focal image using Black Stampin' Dimensionals. I did add a couple Basic Black dots from the Classic Matte Dots to the sentiment to help tie in the black a little more on the sentiment strip.

handmade card by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Rick Adkins

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day. If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can find them all listed in the shopping list below.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

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