This card corresponds with two challenges. The first is What Will You Stamp Challenge #75!
The Second is Can You Case It Challenge #131!
When I first sat down to make this card I was feeling really uninspired. It had been a long day, we finally got our son to sleep, and we had about an hour before bed. I also hadn’t been sleeping well. I was tired, too tired even for stamping, or so I thought. My husband gave me a look and said, “You were going to make cards tonight. You would probably sleep better if you made something.”
So I went down to my office and whipped something up. Once I got working, everything came together easily. And you know what? I slept like a log afterwards.
I combined soft yellows with bold blacks in my designer series papers from Stampin’ Up! The Daffodil Delight polka dots are from the Fruit Stand collection and the black zigzags are from the Pop of Pink collection.
The little skunk is, of course, built using the Fox Builder Punch and the Foxy Friends stamps set, both from Stampin’ Up! For the most part, my little skunk isn’t very different from the standard way many people have been creating skunks with this punch set… until you get to his tail. For my tail, I actually punched 3 tail shapes, two in black and one in white. I layered all three together, adhered them together, and trimmed the tip a bit so it was a little pointier. The result is a little wider tail with a little thinner white stripe.
For a card I didn’t feel like making at first, this turned out pretty stinkin’ cute! My husband deserves at least half the credit for this card’s existence. It’s amazing to have such a supportive person in my life. Thanks, hubby!
Thank you readers, as well, for stopping by, reading my story and admiring my card! Happy stamping!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Smokey Slate (c) Stampin’ Up!
Paper: Fruit Stand, Pop of Pink Designer Series Papers (c) Stampin’ Up!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Foxy Friends stamp set (c) Stampin’ Up!
Punch: Fox Builder (c) Stampin’ Up!
Other: Oval cut using Cricut Explore Air