September Creative Prompt: So Glad It’s Your Birthday (Counting Sheep)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, welcome to our Creative Prompt for September 2021. I’d love for you to play along with me.

How to join in…

I’ve created a thread on my Stampers Workshop Facebook page (it is pinned to the top of the page so you can always find it). I’d like to invite anyone who wants to share their take on the challenge to do so in the comments section of that post. You don’t need your own blog, just upload a photograph of your card directly into the comments. Please upload photographs only. Do not link to other blogs or websites. Regrettably, these will be removed. My hope is these Creative Prompts will inspire and challenge us all to create. I also hope that by sharing we can comment, support and encourage each other. I do hope you’ll join me.

Here’s the Creative Prompt…

I thought this sketch might be a little challenging at first but the ideas actually came thick and fast. I knew immediately I would be using the super cute Sale-A-Bration stamp set Counting Sheep, and the coordinating Sheep dies to make my card. I’ve had this stamp set on my desk since the start of Sale-A-Bration and I really wanted to make a cute scene with these darling sheep.

I started by making a card base from Thick Basic White cardstock and then layering some pretty patterned paper from the Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper pack. This is a cute Hostess paper pack.

I then stamped the sheep and party hats in Memento ink before colouring them with Stampin’ Blends. To create the sky background, I die cut the clouds die from the Basic Borders die set and used it as a template. Position the template over your cardstock panel and with a Blending Brush lightly sponge Balmy Blue over it. Start with the Blending Brush on the template so you don’t leave blotches. I love this technique. So simple but so effective!

This sky panel was matted with Balmy Blue cardstock and then adhered directly to the card base. I then die cut some of the clouds from the Sheep die set. At first, I had planned to die cut the clouds from paper and then add some Wink of Stella to make them shimmery. That’s when I spied the Jolly Felt and thought felt clouds would look so cool. I added some Adhesive Sheets to the back of the felt before running it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. I also die cut a sun from Daffodil Delight cardstock.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and then white heat embossed before being die cut with the Messages die cut. Such a versatile die!

All that was left was to assemble the card and add a little Wink of Stella to the sheep, party hats and the sun.

Here’s the card…

If you are inspired by this Creative Prompt please pop on over to my Facebook page and share your card in the comment thread. I’ve pinned the prompt at the top of the page so it is easy to find. I respectfully ask that you only post a picture of your card and do not post to external sites.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! It’s such a fun sketch!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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