Hi blogging friends
Today I am sharing two cards using the newly released Taylored Expressions Paw-some stamp and die set which I think is adorable. My brother-in-law and his wife have birthdays 4 days apart so I thought I would challenge myself to make a "His and Hers" card using the same image.
This is also my entry for the Crafting from the Heart Challenge and The Pink Elephant Challenge as well as the Splitcoaststampers CAS311 Challenge. Details and links are towards the end of my blog post.
First up is my BIL's card:
I stamped the image with my MISTI onto Ranger watercolour cardstock using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink then coloured it using Faber-Castell + Lyra watercolour pencils and a paintbrush. I added the black patches myself then diecut the image using my Big Shot and popped it up on dimensionals. The sentiment is also from the same Taylored Expressions set.
I added some Glossy Accents to the dog's nose and once dry, added a dot of white acrylic paint for some highlight. I added a very fine line of Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue onto each side of the dog's hat which doesn't look too sparkly for my BIL. When I want to add an extremely fine line of glitter glue, I squirt some onto some scrap cardstock and use a pin to pick up tiny amounts and apply it to my image.
Here is a close-up:
The twine came free from Lawn Fawn with an order I received late last year (they wrapped my stamps in tissue paper and tied on the twine which I saved). I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
Lastly, I added 2 blue brads and corner-punched the kraft cardstock using a We R Memory Keepers 1/2 inch Corner Chomper which my wonderful DH gave me for Christmas.
And now here is my SIL's card:
All the details are basically the same except that I added more Dazzling Details glitter glue to the image: gotta have more sparkle and shine on a feminine card :-) I also added tiny pink Molossi rhinestones to the dog's collar to make the collar look like one of those fancy diamante collars.
The twine came from my local Woolworths Supermarket and I added some iridescent sequins and stars which came from a $2 shop; they were glued on using Ranger Multi-Matt Medium.
Here is a close-up:
Here are the Challenge Details:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE287 - Anything Goes
Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge - CAS311 - Rainbow
Did you notice the word 'MISTI' in my write-up? YES - I am the proud owner of a MISTI which I bought from Scrapbook Boutique right here in Melbourne a bit over a week ago. Yay!
Scrapbok Boutique had stated in their newsletter that they were getting some stock of the MISTI so I checked (read: stalked!) their website about 10 times a day until I saw it listed and didn't hesitate to buy it immediately as I knew they would sell out very quickly. I wasn't so keen on buying it from the USA due to the high cost of postage, the exchange-rate conversion from US$ to Aussie$ being pretty bad at the moment, plus the potential for it being damaged in transit - so I was thrilled to be able to buy it locally from a store that I have been a long-time (online) customer of. And it is a really fantastic and clever tool - I am so glad that I bought it. Scrapbook Boutique are currently sold out but they are getting more stock in according to their newsletter. Please note I have no connection to Scrapbook Boutique other than being a happy customer for many years.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Paw-some cling-mount set
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Designer Paper: None
Dies: Taylored Expressions Paw-some
Accessories: Big Shot, MISTI, Faber-Castell + Lyra Watercolour pencils, #2 round paintbrush, Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue, dimensionals, JoSonja white acrylic paint, Ranger Multi-Matt Medium, twine (Woolworths and Lawn Fawn), Fray Stop, We R Memory Keepers 1/2" Corner Chomper, blue brads, Molossi tiny pink rhinestones, iridescent sequins and stars ($2 Shop), Glossy Accents, Ranger Watercolour cardstock, other cardstock - kraft and white