Menagerie Mix Up Stampin’ UP! |Color Splash Eighteen

Color Splash 18 featuring Menagerie Mix Up from Stampin' UP!

Menageries Mix Up is a fun bundle that isn’t getting enough stamp time. Recently, I posted on my Instagram and asked which animal would be fun to make a card with. The reindeer won.

However, all the animals of Menagerie Mix Up deserve a card. They are all so cute.

Menagerie Mix Up Bundle. Click to purchase

This card was a lot of fun to create. I love color with Stampin’ Blends markers and I love all things animal and all things Christmas.

Christmas is the only good thing about winter, in my humble opinion.

Christmas card with Menagerie Mix Up bundle and In The Pines bundle from Stampin' UP

For the first card I created, I used In The Pines Bundle from Stampin’ UP! and ink blended the tree backgrounds. Then I stamped the trees and added just a few touches of shadows.

Reindeer with a candy cane from Menagerie Mix Up

I also cheated a bit and used my light Smoky Slate marker on the candy cane to create a shadow. And if we’re being honest, I added the shadows on the wrong side of the candy cane.

But who will ever notice that.

Color Splash 18 uses Real Red, Old Olive and Crumb Cake

I decided to make another card using all the same elements but just added a tree and changed the location of the sentiment. I love both cards.

Thinking of you at Christmas card featuring the Menagerie Mix Up bundle from Stampin' UP!

Here’s a quick tip! If you need a slightly lighter color, as I did, simply touch your color lifter to the tip of another marker and pull a little color off. Then use the color lifter to apply the lighter color to the cardstock.

In this case, I needed a pink for the inside of the ears of the reindeer, (side note: I used the wrong ears), at any rate, I used my Real Red marker and color lifter to get a pink color for the inside of the ears. It worked great.

Quick coloring tip using Stampin' Blends

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