Pet Rivalry

I am sure you were thinking “what in the world” to my title for today!  I had the Pampered Pets set out to color an image for a friend to determine the best brown for a dog card.  When I went to play today, I decided to use that dog I had colored.  My crazy mind went back to our chocolate lab that passed a few years ago.  He was always good for craziness!!  And the card was born.

 

stampin' Up!, Pampered Pets, Ghoulish Goodies, Rectangle Postage, Jackie Beers

 

The idea behind this layout, is that our dog was allowed to lick the cat plates once they were finished.  However, there is always one in a crowd!  One of the girls would always sit there acting like she was still eating if he made a move to her plate!  Even though she was finished and had cleaned the plate.  She just loved to aggravate the dog 🙂  So that is what I see in this kitty by the food bowl. LOL!!!

I truly adore the Playful Pets Suite of products.  But the paper is almost the tops.  I know I can pair the animals with other paper, but I just adore these patterns.  They are just perfect images in  my opinion.

You cannot see the sentiment layer as clearly as I had hoped.  But it is punched using the Rectangle Postage Punch.  The sentiment itself is from the Ghoulish Goodies stamp set.  Good To The Last Bite fit the image in my mind perfectly!

The finishing touch is the heart above the sentiment.  It is from the Dog Builder Punch.  I finished it off with a small Pearl for some bling.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I really appreciate it.  And I would love to hear from you to see if you agree with my animal humor!  I have added the measurements below, and have all of the products listed at the bottom of the page.

Measurements:

  • base of Basic Black is 4 1/4 X 11, folded in half
  • Real Red layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP large layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Dog layer is 2 3/8 X 2 1/4 and 2 1/2 X 2 3/8
  • Cat layer is 2 7/8 X 1 3/8 and 3 X 1 1/2
  • layer behind sentiment is 1 1/2 X 2 1/8

 

 


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Pet Love for CTS381

This card is for a friend who had to say goodbye to one of the sweetest and smartest dogs ever.  To me these are as hard to make as a sympathy card for a person.  I really love animals.  But I was happy with how this one worked out.  The sketch from Case This Sketch was in my mind, and it just came together.

 

 

In coming up with this card, I was looking at the gorgeous Playful Pets Designer Series Paper, and again the sketch was in my brain.  I knew the two would mesh perfectly.  Here is the sketch:

 

After cutting all of the DSP, I began looking for the perfect sentiment.  Surprisingly, I found it in the Rustic Retreat stamp set.  This is a winter time set, but the words were perfect.  This sweet dog was the perfect mannered one, and always walked right by my friend’s side.

The final touch was the little dog bone accessory from Playful Pets Trinkets.  It is paired with the Playful Pets Trim combo.  I used almost everything from this suite of products except the dies!

The measurements for today’s card are:

  • base card is 4 1/4 X 11
  • 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • 4 1/8 X 2 /34
  • 4 1/8 X 3/8
  • 4 1/8 X 1/8

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Hey Friend

I have mixed two of the stamps that carried over to the new Annual Catalog.  Since these tend to get left out when new stamps arrive on the scene, I decided to show them some love.

 

Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Wildly Happy, Rooted in Nature, Tasteful Textile

 

Do you recognize these two stamp sets?  The tree is from Rooted In Nature, and the bunnies are from Wildly Happy.  I think they work very well together.

I stamped the bunnies first with Gray Granite Ink and over to the left of my Whisper White layer.  I stamped again on some scrap white and cut right on the lines to give me a mask.  As it turned out, I didn’t really need the mask because the tree fit perfectly in the open space.  Oh well, I have a mask for next time!  The bunnies are colored using Stampin’ Blends.  I used both Smoky Slate Blends on the body and Petal Pink for the nose and ear.

I stamped the tree using Stampin’ Write Markers to give the tree it’s two colors.  I love markers for coloring on the red rubber and being able to have multiple colors.  I always comment that I wish they were available individually, but sadly they are not.  They are available as a color family though.  I colored the canopy all over with Just Jade and then the trunk with Soft Suede.  I then went back to the canopy and very lightly went over some of the branches with the softest of touch using the tip of the Soft Suede brush.  It is actually very easy, as the ink from the Just Jade highlighted all of the definition of the stamp.  The finished look of the tree makes that last step very worthwhile.

The gorgeous background of Just Jade card stock is embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  I really like the texture it gives.  It is a great masculine touch and looks just like the weave on heavy fabric.

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It’s All About You

I adore cats and dogs, and most animals.  So I knew I had to have the suite of products fro the Pampered Pets.  I love all of the products.  Especially the designer series paper!  I love the animal prints that match the stamps, and the coordinating opposite side.  My favorite though is the expressions on the animal’s faces from the paper and the stamps.  I do believe they Smile at us.

 

 

Of course I also believe in spoiling the pets.  So the sentiment I chose for this card pairs perfectly with that idea!!  In making this card I am playing along with the Case This Sketch challenge #378.  Here is the sketch for the challenge.

 

This sketch is wonderful to use up those smaller pieces of DSP that I always seem to have quite a lot of.  Neither of these layers are very large.  I mentioned how much I love the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper at the beginning.  I chose to use two different pieces of the paper for my layers.  The words on the paper behind the pup are so cute and just perfect for it.  I layered the DSP on different card stocks to share the colors a bit more since a lot of the card is the white front.

The puppy is stamped with Soft Suede and colored using the Stampin’ Blends.  I used Light Cinnamon Cider for the dark places, Light Crumb Cake for the allover body, and Dark Flirty Flamingo for the collar and nose.

The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set.  It has a great mix of sentiments and fonts.  Different fonts are my preferred ones to use.  The sentiment is punched using the Classic Label Punch.  For the background I used the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  Because it is the 1/2″ size, the tip looks very similar to the tip from the Classic Label.  Another unexpected , but happy, find.

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Goat Birthday

I  had a great vacation last week on the beach.  The weather and water were wonderful.  I had filled in my cards to share with a few of the Stampin’ Up! videos.  I hope you enjoyed those.  There are quite a few of them on the Stampin’ Up! YouTube channel.

For today I am sharing a fun stamp set that I know I will be using quite often.  It is the Way To Goat set.

 

 

I love the goat and to me the expression on his face is sort of “I don’t care what you think”.  I love that.  The sentiment goes right along with the expression.

I did minimal coloring on the goat.  I only shaded the darker areas on the body and the flower he is snacking on.  Since he is snacking on what could be a daisy, I paired the Ornate Garden DSP piece of daisies.  I based my colors from that DSP as well.

The banner regarding the cake he ate is cut using the Tasteful Labels Dies.  This banner, and those dies, will get a lot of use.  For the second part of the sentiment, I used the Classic Label Punch.  I cut one end off flush with the edge of the paper to make it a banner of sorts as well.

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Real Treat

One of the stamp sets that I knew immediately that I would purchase is the Pampered Pets.  I purchased the entire Suite of products.  I love all animals, but especially cats and dogs.  And these products are all adorable.  So I am sharing a card with them today.

 

 

I just love the look on the kitty’s face!  It is a happy face.  In sharing this card, I am also playing along with the Case This Sketch Challenge.  I changed the orientation of the card, but it is still the same layout.  Here is the sketch:

I used quite a few products for this sort of plain looking card.  The cat is stamped and die cut using the matching dies.  The background circles are cut using the Layering Circles Dies.  I cut strips of the Real Red and Basic Black for the heat embossed sentiment.

The sentiment is on one stamp.  I used the washi tape technique again to stamp the two lines individually.  They are stamped in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  The Real Red strip is punched using the Lovely Label Punch.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to get some crafting time in.

 

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