Hello stampers. When you are dealing with whimsical creatures, why not go a little funky with the colouring? That is why I made a purple cow! I decided to ink up two of our more whimsical sets, Over the Moon and Back on Your Feet, for my Epic Blends Day today. This fun day will get all the new Blends into the hands of my local customers. The new colours available are Purple Posy, Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Pretty Peacock, So Saffron and Gray Granite. So I thought, why not have a purple cow with pretty peacock boots and a rococo rose flower (now that last one makes total sense).

 

Those of you who know me well also know that I don’t usually go for cutesy cards, but these are a lot of fun. In fact I think Stampin’Up! has given us quite a few fun new stamp sets to play with that are amusing and whimsical. Purple cows are fun! Let’s take a look and you can decide if you want a purple cow too or if you want to keep it real.

 

Purple Posy cow with Pretty Peacock boots and rococo rose flower. Our new Blends are amazing!

 

I stamped the cow on a 2″ strip of whisper white cardstock and then punched it with the scalloped tag topper punch. How do you like my purple posy cow? Don’t you just love the coordinating scalloped linen ribbon? The background is done with the new bricks and mortar embossing folder. Order the Blends online and I will send you the supplies to make this card and the giraffe card too.

 

Scalloped tag topper punch with Over the Moon

 

Here you can see the lovely detail in the ribbon. I just put a 6″ piece of ribbon through the slot opening and then tied a piece of linen thread in a bow around it. Super easy and cute.  This purple cow looks just great against the early espresso brick and mortar background.

 

The second card we are doing at the Epic Blends Day is this giraffe card. I was inspired to use the woven threads trim because when you pull the bottom thread it becomes a fringe that mimics the mane of the giraffe!

 

Woven Threads trim mimics the mane of the giraffe from Back on Your Feet.

 

I just love the expression on the giraffe! He’s like “I think I’ve gotten myself into a little bit of a predicament, do you think you could help me out here?”  the giraffe was coloured with Gray Granite and So Saffron Blends. I think he might be whimsical as well because I think a giraffe might be yellow with dark spots so mine is just backwards and that is just fine! I had a bit of a funky spot in my trim so I decided to add it to the giraffe’s tail. This is one of those happy accidents that might not be so easy to duplicate.

 

That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the clearance rack for all the amazing Christmas sets on there. This has never happened before so it was a delightful surprise. I just checked and there is still a very nice selection for you to choose from. If you do order online, please use the current host code for maximum efficiency: YDZAPF6Y  Have a super day!

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