Monday, September 11, 2017

Panda Card Tutorial

Hi friends! I hope your weekend was good and I hope that everyone who has been in the path of hurricane Irma is safe.

We had a pretty quiet weekend of going to a market and seeing friends. The leaves are starting to turn yellow and beautiful fall is here.




The celebration of STAMPtember continues at Simon Says Stamp and today an exclusive stamp and stencil set was released by Tim Holtz. I really like the mix of Christmas stamps, and the versatile stencil with one sentiment and two patterns. Later today, I will be back with a project made with this set. You can also see the rest of the STAMPtember® release here.  



This week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we have an It's in the Stars theme. I love to include stars in my projects since they are very versatile, similar to hearts.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Stamptember products

I have another project to share using new STAMPtember products today. Panda bears have a special place in our family since Leo's one and only favorite soft toy is a panda bear. It took a long time before he cared about soft toys, and the only one that captured his heart is a panda bear, now called 'Annie' or 'Annia' (coming from when we used to call it 'Pandie'). I found this card in another room of the house yesterday since Leo had borrowed it from my desk because of the panda. 

It's a quick and easy card and the background technique can also be used on other types of projects. With different colors, you can turn this winter card into a card for any season.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Panda

These are the two STAMPtember products that I used, the Picture Book Panda, and the Christmas Sweater Background stamp.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Stamptember stamps and dies

Start by white embossing the Christmas Sweater Background on watercolor paper. Don't worry about getting a perfect impression.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Scribble Sticks

Here's comes the fun part. Scribble lines over the embossed image using Dina Wakley's Scribble Sticks. At this stage, the background doesn't look very impressive.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Stamptember products

But magic happens when you add water to the Scribble Stick pigment. Apply water with a paint brush, working one line at a time and blend it slightly with the colors adjacent to the line. Distress the edges. Die cut two vellum pieces with the Eyelet Arch Borders die. Tear the bottom edges.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Stamptember products

Die cut one Picture Book Panda from Sizzix white Paper Leather and one from black Paper Leather. You can also use cardstock. I pressed the die into white Paper Leather with my hand, and cut inside the outer impression with a pair of scissors. This piece was used as a base and you don't see it at all, but it makes it easier to glue the pieces together. Color the eyes blue and add a black dot.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Stamptember products

Add a white gel pen dot to the center of the black dot to give the eyes life and then coat with Glossy Accents.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Stamptember products

I die cut the SSS You're a Star from white Glimmery Cardstock, and also used the stars from the same die. When I was done with the card, I thought it needed something more, and added idea-ology Mirrored and metal stars.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Stamptember products

The mix of different stars gives more interest to the card. The edges of both the watercolor panel and the background cardstock were distressed. I also stitched around the panel with my sewing machine.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Stamptember products

This background is so quick and easy to do and there is no mess at all with the Scribble Sticks.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Panda

I just love the look of this cute panda. The STAMPtember release contains a whole bunch of animal die cuts similar to this one.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Stamptember products

Tuck the panda in between the two vellum layers.

Layers of ink - Winter Panda Card tutorial by Anna-Karin with Simon Says Stamp Stamptember products

The Glossy Accents makes the eyes look real, but was hard to capture on a photo since the eyes are so small.

I hope you will join us this week in our It's in the Stars challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





Don't forget to follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram, they post great stuff daily. 




Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you for visiting today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies



















Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK PANDA
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp...
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp EYELET ARCH BORDERS
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp VELLUM
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp YOU'RE A STAR
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GLIMMERY...
[ SSS ]
Dina Wakley Ranger SCRIBBLE STICKS
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MIRRORED STARS
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology STARS ADORNMENTS
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology SMALL TALK
[ SSS ]
Sizzix PAPER LEATHER SHEETS ASSORTED...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS...
[ SSS ]
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
[ SSS ]
Sizzix MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM STANDARD
[ SSS ]
Sizzix PURPLE WITH SILVER GLITTER
[ SSS ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER
[ SSS ]
Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL United...
[ SSS ]
Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT...
[ SSS ]
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT...
[ SSS ]
Sakura WHITE MEDIUM POINT Gelly Roll...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER WHITE
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology TINY ATTACHER
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER
[ SSS ]
Hemptique WHITE Hemp Cord Twine
[ SSS ]

* Please note: the links are affiliate links, for which I receive a small percentage of sales generated by the link, at no extra cost to you.

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Anna-Karin :-) the background is fabulous and I love the little panda, so super cute :-)
    Sean never liked soft toys, he would throw them out of his crib and I could never get him to like even one LOL, so glad that Leo has a special love for pandas ;-) aww :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cute card. I love the background!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Aw, this is adorable, Anna-Karin! The sweet panda is so cute and I love your gorgeous blue background.

    Cathie ♥

    ReplyDelete
  4. The background is so cozy and soft. Like a delicate blanket. Love the blended colors and the panda popping up! Hugs, Marzena

    ReplyDelete
  5. I was drawn to the background, it looks so soft and cozy (like a real sweater) and your technique for creating it does look easy and very effective with a highly patterned background stamp. I am anxious to try this technique.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is so pretty! My mom is the best knitter in the universe and I grew up wrapped in her amazing sweaters. Your background reminded me of one of her creations: cuddly and lovely and warm! Love how you combined such different elements so cohesively!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is such a cute little card Anna-Karin...a wonderful use of all the stamps and I love that panda, he is adorable! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cute and fun card! Love the way you used Dina's Crayons to create an ombre background! Wonderful! Barbara

    ReplyDelete
  9. this is so adorable Anna-Karin...love the cool panda against the sweater background...hugs kath xxx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh my, this card is super cute! Anna-Karin. Love the adorable panda bear. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. such a creative way to make the background and the panda is super adorable!!! Love it to the maxx !!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is so cute, Anna-Karin! Love the colors of the knited background and the panda is really sweet! Hugs, Sandra

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving a comment! Happy Crafting!