Apparently, if we share our challenges, goals, or resolutions, we’re far more likely to achieve them! I have set myself a challenge and I’m sharing it with you, so I’m in with a really good chance of succeeding! My challenge is to use ALL my unused stamp sets by the end of Sale-a-bration (SAB). Why that deadline? No real reason except I have soooo many unused stamp sets I must do something, and have an end date! In the past week I’ve used four of these sets, and I’ve used two more for today’s project! Each time I use an unused set, I’ll let you know.
The two stamp sets I’ve used for today’s project are Animal Outing, and Itty Bitty Birthdays. The co-ordinating dies are called Animal Friends Thinlits Dies. A couple of weeks ago, I made a video called Enjoying The Stitched Rectangle Dies. The idea is to take two co-ordinating top layers, die cut a medium rectangle from both, and swap them over to make two complete top layers again. In the video I showed eight sets of layers I had die cut in this way. I said that slowly, slowly I would use them, and share the results with you. Today I’m sharing the first pair! The Designer Series Paper (DSP) in this first set is such a definite design, I thought it would be really difficult.
As it turned out, it was very easy! I chose the rhino stamp and Basic Grey Ink. I checked the DSP to see what colours are used in this set. Then I noticed the design sitting on top had images of the rhino which looked the same size as the dies. When I checked them, I was right, and I die cut two of them. Then I die cut four from Whisper White Cardstock (CS). I adhered the Whisper White rhinos on top of each other, and then the printed image on the top of them! I definitely prefer the look of a solid image on my cards; unfortunately it isn’t always an option. The sentiment on this card is from the Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set.
The sentiment I chose for the Pool Party card is from the Animal Outing Stamp Set. As I don’t like using Dimensionals for popping up DSP images, I die cut one Whisper White CS rhino, and adhered the two together. To decorate the inside of both cards, I fussy cut four hippos from the same DSP I had used as a top layer. I’m really pleased with these two fun cards, and I hope you like them too! That’s about it from me today. I hope you have a lovely day with plenty of happy crafting.
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