Cow’s It Going? – Over the Moon for CTS330

I’ve had a cow sitting on my craft table for two weeks, just waiting for the right time to use her. I stamped the cow on Thick Whisper White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and set it aside to dry so I’d have it when I wanted it. The moment I sat down to create my card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, I knew she’d finally come to life. Here’s my card:

Over the Moon, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Over the Moon. How can you NOT be over the moon for the adorable cows in Over the Moon? A lot of people say they don’t “do cutesy,” but anyone would excuse for wanting to create a card with these bovine. Be sure to read all the sentiments – I’m often skeptical of corny sayings, but these are pretty great. Here’s a look at the Over the Moon Stamp Set:Over the Moon, Stampin' Up! 149331The “I Love You” sentiment I gave my cow is from an unexpected stamp set – but the sentiment is crisp and clean – you’ll find it hidden in the beautiful script and vintage images of Woven Heirlooms:Woven Heirlooms, Stampin' Up!, 149306
  • Simple Coloring. It didn’t take much to bring this sweet cow to life. I colored her with a mix of Smoky Slate and Basic Black Stampin’ Blends. Her nose is a mix of Ivory and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I colored her boots with Pineapple Punch, repeating that color in the center of the flower and again on the sentiment banner. The flower petals are colored with Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend. Isn’t she adorable?!Over the Moon, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Balancing Brightness. My cow is colored with a lot of grays and browns, so I made sure the flower and rain boots really popped – that task is made easy with vibrant colors like Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch. My original design featured a Pineapple Punch panel behind the ovals, but it was over-the-top bright, so I switched it out for my favorite standby, Pool Party. If you like this mix of Pineapple Punch, Pool Party and Lovely Lipstick, please save this: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pineapple Punch, Pool Party, Lovely Lipstick

Stamp Sets: Over the Moon, Woven Heirlooms Papers: Smoky Slate, Lovely Lipstick, Pool Party, Pineapple Punch, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Ivory, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake) Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies (oval), Layering Ovals Dies, Classic Label Punch, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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8 Comments

  1. Adorable . . . I agree Brian, how couldn’t you not love this sweet cow! Great colors!

  2. Oh those yellow boots! This is adorable!

  3. Cute card! I have a cow sitting on my desk too! Love Over the Moon! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Too cute! And what an interesting combination of stamp sets!

  5. Love the coloring…awesome card!

  6. Deanette Linville

    Cute card! These cows are just adorable in this stamp set! Hope you are having a great trip, too!

  7. I think cows are so cute – and so underrated. Love this!

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