If you have been following my blog for a while you know I am not into cute animal or people stamps. I think part of it is because I can not color to save my life and most of the cutesy stamps need coloring. Darling Donkeys is one of the stamp sets you can get for free during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying order. I placed my 2021 January – June Mini Catalog order and had enough to get a few of the free Sale-a-bration sets so I picked this stamp set. Now that I have it, I realized it is kind of cute and not that hard to color at all.
This is a CAS (clean and simple) card. I stamped the donkey in Memento Black Ink and then colored him using my Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Poppy Parade Stampin Blends. I decided he needed to be cut out to look better so I actually used a Scan ‘N Cut to do this. I am not very good at fussy cutting so the SNC worked pretty well. I adhered the donkey to a piece of Basic White cardstock that I had cut out using the Stitched Rectangle dies. If you own one set of dies, it has to be these. I use them all the time because they add a little interest to a plain rectangle and they come in so many different sizes. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink too and then layered everything on top of a piece of the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper that is also in the Sale-a-bration Catalog and available to get for free with a qualifying order. Apparently the ribbon I used is retired but you could use any ribbon.
Remember, if you order the Stitched Rectangles, Memento Black Ink and a couple of Stampin Blends Combo Packs you could get the Darling Donkeys stamp set for free!
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Great job coloring! I haven’t been the hugest fan of the Donkeys, but cards like yours have been making me change my mind!
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Thanks, Julia. I am not the best colorer at all but Blends do make it a little easier.
This is so darn cute Susan. Your coloring is excellent and you FUSSY CUT that donkey. So daring and effective. Great card and you are very good with cute smiling animals!
Oops, scan and cut it! I’m gonna have to look for YouTube videos on those!
This is such a striking card, Susan. I love the Smoky Slate donkey against the red background, ribbon – and that rose! Your coloring is fabulous, so you need more cutesy stamps.
Terrific layout and colours, and of course that donkey is adorable! (have you ever ready Wonky Donkey, or seen the video of the Scottish grandma reading it? It’s hilarious!)