I created this card because when I'm in need of cheering up, puppies (or kitties) will always do the trick! I mounted all the puppy stamps from the Playful Pooches set by Clearly Besotted on my Fiskars Stamp Press and then inked them up and stamped them all at once. I was able to stamp the whole thing twice and it only left a couple of empty spaces. I filled those spaces by manually stamping a couple of puppies separately. I colored all of the images with my Copics and then heat embossed the sentiment in white on black. That's it! Super simple, but it did take some time. I just love how it turned out though. Definitely worth the time I put into it. I hope it'll put a smile on Ka's face!
Stamps: Playful Pooches (Clearly Besotted), Up & Away (Mama Elephant - sentiment)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark, Assorted Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: White embossing powder
My next two cards are for upcoming birthdays. December is always incredibly busy for me because not only am I making Christmas cards, but December is packed with birthdays!
This card is for my Grandpa. I cut the panel using Mama Elephant's All Prettied Up die set. I cut a smaller panel to go behind it and heat embossed the sentiment in white so that it would show through the window. Then I used an ink blending tool to blend Mowed Lawn and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks over the top. I finished it by splattering a few water drops on top and sopping them up with a paper towel. The bears and present were colored with Copics and then I just fussy cut around them so they wouldn't have a white edge. I just think it looks a little cleaner for this particular card. I finished it off by adhering the whole thing to a Crumb Cake card panel and adding a few Sparkling Clear Sequins.
Stamps: Birthday Bears (My Favorite Things)
Dies: All Prettied Up (Mama Elephant)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Assorted Copics, Versamark, Mowed Lawn & Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Ink)
Other: White embossing powder, 4mm and 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Next up is a card that I actually ended up duplicating to give to 2 different people.
I originally made this card with one of my friends in mind, but after I finished it, I loved it so much that I duplicated it to send to my husband's aunt as well. I just loved how this design turned out and it's absolutely beautiful in real life. A picture just doesn't capture the amazing dimension that these stamps from The Ton give you. I simply created a tall panel and then silver heat embossed the sentiment. I used the layering stamps from Heart Diamonds to create the beautiful images you see. They're so easy to use and they look just gorgeous! I finished it off with a few Cobalt sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
Stamps: Heart Diamonds (The Ton)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Smoky Slate
Ink: Versamark; Stargazer, Ocean, and Rainwater (Mama Elephant)
Other: Silver embossing powder, 4mm and 6mm Cobalt sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)