Welcome to the Stamping Around the World Blog Hop. We are using the same stamp sets we featured in our Stamping Around the World February Tutorials. My name is Jo Anne Hewins and I'm from the USA. You might have just come from Sue's blog. Great project, Sue!
In the tutorial for February, I used the Happy Tails stamp set and the Dog Builder Punch. These are on page 33 of the Occasions catalog. They can be purchased as a bundle for 10% off, too! Here is my card for today.
Isn't it cute! I've paired those sweet puppies with the Well Said stamp set and the Well Written Framelits Dies. These, too, are available as a bundle with 10% savings.
Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score and fold at 4 1/4.
The stems are cut using the Well Written Framelits in Shaded Spruce. Cut out two. The Real Red bird and the Balmy Blue flowers were cut using dies from the same set. I suggest that you use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets when cutting out the stems as well as the words below.
While we are talking about the Well Written Framelits, let me tell you how I got the word FRIENDS. The word FRIEND is part of the dies. I also cut out the word MISS. Cut off the flourish at the end of FRIEND and the S from MISS. Add the two together. You might have to do a little more snipping to get it to fit exactly, but it's pretty easy! The words in the Happy Tails stamp set say FRIENDS FOREVER. I only wanted to use the word FOREVER. Cover the word FRIEND with tape. Ink up the word and remove the tape. Now stamp. I'm going to recommend using the Stamparatus.
Stamp two dogs using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Use scrap Whisper White for this.
I used Blends to color the dogs. The first one was covered completely with Light Crumb Cake. Add some Light Soft Suede here and there. Then blend with Light Crumb Cake again. The second dog had the spots added with stamped off Soft Suede ink. This is a stamp in the Happy Tails set. Color here and there with the Light Crumb Cake. Blend in with the Color Lifter Blend. Punch these out with the Dog Builder Punch.
When adhering the stems and the dogs, you will need to clip away one of the leaves so that we can see the dog's face. Start with the spotted dog on the right. Stick the stems to the dog. He will be under the two right stems and over the last one. You will need to add some snail to the back of the dog, too. Now stick down the dog and push down the stems that extend above. Now do the same with the other dog. You may need to play around a little with the stems between the dogs to get them where they look best.
Add the flowers with glue dots. The yellow centers come from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots. A blue enamel dot is added to the bird for its eye.
For the inside, the saying is from Happy Tails. Add a couple leaves and another flower. I also added one of the dogs. I did stamp the dog on another white scrap, color, and punch. Blends do tend to go through paper. It would have showed on the back if I had done it directly on the base.
Here is a video that shows making this card! Enjoy. If you like it please go to Youtube and share it. Thanks.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. There's more information after the blog list. Next up is Margriet. Don't miss her project and all the other to follow!
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