Kangaroo and Company Card #1

The Kangaroo & Company stamp set is new for the Spring of 2021. It is very versatile as it can be used for birthday, baby, thank you or even a valentine’s cards. I needed a baby card so I came up with this card. Since the baby will be a girl I used Highland Heather but Pool Party or Seaside Spray could be used for a boy card. For a gender neutral card you could use Pear Pizzazz.

I used a piece of Highland Heather card stock cut to 5-1/2 X 8-1/2 and scored at 4-1/4. The card front is a 4 X 5-1/4 piece of Subtles Designer Series Paper. For the card liner I used a 4 X 5-1/4 piece of Whisper White Card stock. I stamped the kangaroo mom with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut her out using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. I then stamped and cut out the small kangaroo using the Layering Circles Dies. I cut out a scalloped Highland Heather circle also using the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped and “fussy” cut the envelope and the small kangaroo head from a scrap of Whisper White Card Stock. I stamped the sentiment using Highland Heather ink on the large hexagon. I colored all of the Kangaroos using Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Dark Highland Heather and Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends markers.

To assemble this card I used a knife to cut a slit where the baby kangaroo fits in mom’s pouch. I then put a Mini Dimensional behind the baby’s head. I tied a bow using a piece of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the card front. I adhered the large hexagon to the right side of the card front. I adhered the scalloped mat to the small circle then adhered the envelope to the small kangaroos paws. I adhered that assembly to the card front using Dimensionals. Don’t forget to stamp the liner and the envelope!

Tips and Tricks: Dimensionals can be used under all or part of a piece added to a card. In this case I wanted to give the baby kangaroo a little dimension so I popped up his head only. The small kangaroo with the envelope was the other focal point of the card so I popped the whole assembly up.

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