Monday, 4 July 2016

A panda pyramid...

Go go go

Happy Monday and a happy 4th of July to anyone celebrating Independence Day today! Today's card is a little nod towards the special occasion and gives you sneak peek of the new Cheering for You stamp set from Clearly Besotted. All new CB goodies are available to purchase from 5th July 10pm BST. :) 

So what do you do when you're faced with a cutie patootie stamp set full of cheerleading pandas? Stamp yourself a cheerleading pyramid of course! I wanted to keep things pretty simple and flat for postage and you can't get much flatter than a one-layer card. ;) 

tips and tricks
  • The pyramid was easy to stamp once I'd marked the centre of the card front and stamped the top panda first. It would also work if you started by stamping the bottom-centre panda too, I just preferred to stamp from the top to the bottom. 
  • It helps to test this design first on a piece of scrap paper so you can see how big the final design will be, and then create an approripately sized card blank. 
  • There's a a bit of space in between the pandas, so I stamped stars in them (from the same stamp set) to fill them and add a fun feel to the pyramid. :) 
  • I added a little shadow the bottom row of pandas using a grey alcohol marker. It just helps to ground them a little bit on the white space. 
Well that's enough cheerleading for me today, but it's time to wave those pom-poms and celebrate the amazing sneak peeks that Stephanie is sharing today along with links to everyone else teasing you with inspirational ideas. :) 

Happy 4th of July, peeps! I'll see you tomorrow with a final card before you can make your shopping list for the release at 10pm! 



the Blackbird said...

OMG!!! Your panda pyramid is sooo cute!!

Mandy said...

Love your panda pyramid Aimes x

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