Confession: The sheep were the last on my list of Sale-a-bration items. I'm not typically an animal stamper, and the Counting Sheep stamp set and Sheep Dies simply weren't a priority. But then it happened. I made the most adorable waterfall card with those dang sheep. So I've caved. Given in. Those sheep have made some of my favorite cards that have come off of my stamping desk. This one is no different. And perfect timing for my daughter's 18th birthday! ;)
The Checks & Dots Embossing Folders are the perfect background for these party sheep. Keep in mind that the folders are made for the Mini Boss (Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine), but if you run it through the Big Boss twice, moving the folder in between, you can cover the entire 4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock.
Did you notice the Tailor Made Tags in the background, too? Subtle Pool Party and Granny Apple Green Blending Brush work give the sheep a little sky and grass background. Look really closely and you'll see I used a couple of cloud cut-outs from the Sheep Dies as a mask when blending.
But my very favorite part of this card are the sheep's party clothes and matching party hats. The sheep are really quite simple, actually.
Step One: stamp each of the sheep in Basic Gray ink on Basic White cardstock
Step Two: cut them out using the dies
Step Three: stamp each of the sheep in Basic Gray ink on different colors of Brights Designer Series Paper. I used Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, and Bermuda Bay
Step Four: Fussy cut the "fur" of these sheep using a Paper Snips
Step Five: adhere the "fur" in place on the white sheep
Step Six: color hooves with a Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker
Step Seven: stamp three party hats and color with Stampin' Write Markers
Step Eight: attach hats to the sheep
For a full list of Party Sheep supplies, see below. And if you want to watch as I put this one together, head to my What's Up! Stampers? live video over on Facebook (you do NOT have to be a member of Facebook just to watch!)