Did you know there are two images in the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP) that can be die-cut using dies from the Pets Dies Set? This is the die set that matches the Pampered Pets Stamp Set. If you haven’t seen this bundle yet, the stamp set is on page 42 and the dies are on page 177. There are a total of eleven stamps which includes two cats and two dogs and three sentiments.
I struggle to make a quick card because I like having layers. Today’s two cards are examples of my idea of “quick” cards and that’s largely because I haven’t stamped and coloured the images. I’m very pleased with how they’ve turned out but I can’t help wondering what they would look like if I had stamped and coloured the images instead of die-cutting images from the DSP!
I created the dog card first and die cut the Stitched Nested Labels dies nos. 7 and 8 using Whisper White Cardstock for the top layer. The layer underneath the Whisper White was die-cut using the black and white script design in the Playful Pets DSP pack. The top red and white stripe layer is also from that pack of DSP and is the only design in the pack that isn’t dog or cat-specific!
The sentiment I HOPE YOUR DAY IS A REAL TREAT is from the Pampered Pets Stamp Set. I stamped it using my Stamparatus with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White CS, which was a good decision because it took me three tries to get the ink dark enough. I’ll try and remember to re-ink my ink pad later today!!
I used the same process for the cat card but I found that there wasn’t a suitable design in the DSP for me to use to layer the sentiment nor the cat. The only suitable Real Red DSP I have is from the original Regals 6″ x 6″ DSP Pack which is now three years old. The designs in these packs change annually but I don’t go through these packs quickly enough to buy a new pack of all the colour families every year.
put my cards together I started with the DSP layer, then the Basic Black CS layer and then the Real Red CS card base. Inside the card, I adhered a layer of Whisper White CS onto a layer of Basic Black CS. On the front of the cards, I popped the sentiments up on Dimensionals and also the cat and the dog on their own die-cut layers.
I grounded both of them using my Light Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blend, and then my Light Pool Party Stampin Blend around the animals top halves. To add a decoration inside the dog card I stamped a food bowl using Memento Ink and coloured it using Real Red and I went over the black paw print with Basic Black. I had fussy cut a dog bowl from a sheet of DSP but it was small and didn’t look much like a dog bowl!
The stamped version was a reasonable size! I struck lucky with the cat bowl because the one on the DSP was a good size, it had food in it – the dog’s bowl was empty! – and it was decorated with a fish on the outside of the bowl. I’m really pleased with how my two “quick” cards turned out and I look forward to stamping and colouring the images myself next time!
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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