Animal Cards, Feel Good Cards, Friendship Cards, Just For Fun Cards

You Are My Favorite Human

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Hi there!  I hope you’re having a great day!

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card using My Favorite Things’ Puppy Kisses stamp set.  I just love all of these cute dogs!

I started by trimming a piece of Neenah Solar White #80 Classic Crest card stock using the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangles die set to create the card front.  Then I placed the card front in a Misti and laid out six dog stamps in two columns.  I stamped the images in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink which is a very light gray.

Shifting the card front over a few inches, I stamped another set of six dogs.  Then I filled in any extra spaces by hand-stamping individual dogs to finish this the pattern.

I stamped the featured dog image in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink.  Using just a few Copic colors (E31 and E35 for the fur, E00 for the inside of the ears, and B4 for the collar), I did some very basic coloring and blending.  I cut out the pup using a Brother ScanNCut2 machine and set him aside.

For the heat embossed sentiment, I masked off alternate parts of the sentiment (which is one long strip) so that I could stamp in two lines.  I stamped in VersaMark ink onto a piece of blue Recollections cardstock, sprinkled Hero Arts white embossing powder over it, tapped of the excess, and hit it with a heat gun.

I assembled the card by adhering the card front onto an A2-sized piece of the same blue cardstock and then used foam tap to pop up the puppy and the sentiment strip.  Then I adhered the entire piece to the front of an A2-sized card base to finish up the card.

Thanks for coming by!

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Animal Cards, Birthday Cards

To the Birthday Chick

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Hi there!

Today’s card uses the colors from Color Throwdown Challenge #488. When I saw these colors, I immediately thought of the Birthday Chicks from My Favorite Things.

I started by using Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink to stamp the chicks, giant cupcake, and balloon onto Neenah Solar White #80 Classic Crest cardstock.  Then I got down to coloring.  I used Y15 and Y19 for the chics, B01 and B04 for the cupcakes, party hats, and candles, and YG23 and YG25 for the candles and balloon.  I used a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add details to the hats, cupcake frosting, candles, and balloon.  Then I cut out the images using a Brother ScanNCut2 and set them aside.

For the grass I blended Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks onto an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.  Then I trimmed that piece using Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border die.  I stamped the sentiment using the same black ink as earlier.

For the background, which is a piece of Neenah Solar White, I very lightly blended Tumbled Glass Distress Ink along the edges of the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things.  I used the same color to lightly go around the edges of the clouds which I cut out from scrap cardstock using Lawn Fawns Simple Puffy Clouds dies.  The sun is cut from yellow Recollections cardstock using the Sunny Skies die from My Favorite Things.

I assembled the card using liquid adhesive to adhere the grass, largest cloud, chicks, and giant cupcake.  I applied the adhesive to the center of the sun, but left most of the rays unglued so that they stand up a little.  I trimmed bits of the sun rays and clouds that were hanging off the edge of the card front.

The two smaller clouds and the balloon are popped up using foam tape.  I used a Copic C1 marker to ground the chicks and giant cupcake by adding what I hope look like shadows.  And finally, I adhered the entire card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Animal Cards, Friendship Cards, Thank You Cards

Thank You For Being There When I Kneaded You

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Happy National Pet Day!

I love animals, but I especially love my two cats. They came home with me as half-pound kittens and grew into 20-pound beasts. They’re from the shelter and my best guess it that they’re Norwegian Forest cats. So today I have a simple card to celebrate my cats and the many times they’ve saved me over the years.

I started by die-cutting a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock with the scalloped rectangle die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 Die-Namics. Then, using stamps from the My Favorite Things Cool Cat stamp set, I stamped the cushion and sentiment using Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink.

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I colored in the cushion in two shades of blue (B32 and B34), doing some very simple blending. On a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped the cat image and colored it using W1, W3, and the colorless blender to make a virtually all white cat. I added a bit of R30 inside the ears and on the nose. Then I cut out the kitty using a Brother ScanNCut2.

Then I adhered the scalloped panel to an A2-sized piece of Recollections kraft cardstock. I backed the kitty with foam tape and adhered her onto the cushion. I adhered the card front onto an A2-sized card base and that finished today’s card.

I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping in!

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