My upcoming class, Animal Love, is allowing me to give more love to a couple of stamp sets I’ve already used over and over. Stamps can never be too loved, right?!

Today’s card is one we’re making on Saturday in my workshop and I just love it. This Rhino is the cutest and when paired with the Designer Series Paper from the En Route Suite, it’s a perfect combination.

My card base is a piece of Gray Granite Cardstock in standard size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. I cut my Blueberry Bushel DSP layer to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and my colorful arrow DSP to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″. My sentiment is from the Broadway Birthday set and is stamped on a strip of Mango Melody sized at 3/8″ x 4 1/2″. The Rhino is stamped directly onto a piece of Gray Granite Cardstock and I used my Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to highlight some of his shadow marks. I used my Memento Ink and stamped the balloon from my Blow Out the Candles stamp set onto Whisper White Thick Cardstock so I could color them with my Blends. I don’t have Blueberry Bushel or Mango Melody Blends so I improvised! The ‘mango’ balloon was first highlighted with Light Pumpkin Pie and then blended and colored with Dark Daffodil Delight. My ‘blueberry’ balloon was first highlighted with Dark Pool Party and then blended and colored with my Light Night of Navy. This gave both that glowy undertone my missing colors would have offered. (*hot off the press information – Mango Melody Blends Combo Pack is coming in the Holiday Catalog -woot!) Once my balloons were attached to my Rhino, I tied a bow around them and his horn to make it look like the balloons were tied. 

The Animal Outing Bundle is one you’re sure to use over and over again. It has matching thinlits, which makes cutting out these images a dream. You can even use the thinlits on the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper. Check out my Instagram Post for a better look. 


Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,