Thanks (Right Behind You)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, one of the things I love about being a part of the Stampin’ Up!® community is the Demonstrator community itself. The people I have met have all been so warm and welcoming, not to mention talented and inspiring. I’m part of my immediate team leaders group but I am also part of her team leaders group and we have monthly challenges, blog hops and swaps to participate in. It’s so much fun!

Recently, I won the monthly challenge and was given the opportunity to pick a stamp set as my prize. I chose the super cute Right Behind You stamp set. I’d been eyeing it for a while so it seemed a perfect choice. Of course, when it arrived the first thing I had to do was create a Thank You card for the host to thank her for such a generous gift!

To stamp the main focal image I used the Stamparatus. I sometimes find that large stamps with solid areas need to be stamped a couple of times to ensure it is perfectly solid. You can use a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to colour in any spots but I find the Stamparatus negates the need for this step.

I also stamped the image, and the dog stamp as well, on a Post-It Note and cut out the two people (down to the waist), the dog and the basket. I wanted to add the dog to the basket so masked the basket and then stamped the dog. It looks so cute! I then put the rest of the masks in place.

The Basic Borders die set comes with some great dies including one which looks like clouds. I die cut this so that I could use it as a template to create my sky. All you do is position it on your panel (after you’ve added the mask) and then use your Blending Brushes to add colour. Move the template and repeat the process. Do this step until you are happy with your design.

After the sky had been created I removed the masks and coloured in the image with Stampin’ Blends. It was at this point I decided that the basket needed further embellishment so I stamped lots of the flowers, coloured then fussy cut them out.

The Basic Borders die also comes with a rounded edge border which can be used to make a grassy mound. I die cut this from Granny Apple Green (from the Brights paper pack). I also had a panel of Polished Pink in the same design which looked cute when paired with my card so I decided to use this too. In hindsight, I should have used the other side so the patterns weren’t the same but…oh well!

I adhered everything on a Granny Apple Green card base. I thought it looked like it needed something else so I stamped the flower image in Versamark over the card base. I’d recommend doing this step BEFORE you adhere everything as it is much easier to stamp at that stage.

For the sentiment, I masked the “Thanks for Sharing the Ride” stamp from the Right Behind You stamp set so that only the “Thanks” was stamped. This was then die cut using the Messages die. Yes, I am still loving that die! So versatile!

Once this was done it was just a matter of adding the sentiment, applying some Wink of Stella and then finishing it off with a few of the Clear dots from the Silver & Clear Epoxy Dots pack.

Here’s the card…

This was such a fun card to make! I love those super cute people and the colours just make me smile! How lucky was I to win such a fun stamp set?! The Right Behind You set is definitely great to create with!

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

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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