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Hello and happy Monday everyone!

The other day I totally thought I had lost my large stitched rectangle die and I nearly cried. Honest to goodness, I nearly did cry! Of course, it was just hiding, but I had the realisation that I hardly ever use any of the other rectangle dies apart from the largest A2 size one. I decided to challenge myself – so I set out to make a card using a smaller rectangle die – and this is the result- a card featuring Playful Pups, Celebration Box, and Sending You Sentiments.

I first inked up an A2 panel with some distress ink and a blending tool – I used tumbled glass and cracked pistachio inks – i love these two together! Then I cut out my small rectangle and added a few layers of clouds using a cloud die, which would be the perfect backdrop for this cuddly canine!

I stamped this pup from the Playful Pups set in memento tuxedo black ink as well as the roundest balloon from the celebration box set. Before cutting out the balloon I drew in a straight line with a copic multiliner and a ruler so it had a straight string coming from the knot. These sets come with coordinating dies, but mister postie hasn’t brought mine yet so I had to do it the good old fashioned way with some fussy cutting.

Can you see the texture on the pup? To create this I used the stippling technique to add tiny dots of colour with the copic marker. It gives more interest to the final project and doesn’t make it look so flat. I think it looks especially fun on critters as it brings them to life a bit more I think.

Of course I needed a greeting, and the Sending You Sentiments were the perfect choice! I chose the ‘sending you’, ‘loads of’ & ‘love’. I used a little washi tape to mask off the ‘loads of’ image so i could separate the two letters out slightly to create a more balanced greeting.

To finish the card, I added a sprinkling of Baby Boy sequins along with some stars that I stamped from the Welcome Baby set. I love that these teeny weeny images have coordinating dies – it makes it so easy to add those finishing touches to a card!

Thanks for stopping by

Have a great week!

Lesley

 

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One response to “Sending Loads Of Puppy Love!”

  1. Teresa Doyle says:

    Oh Lesley, this is precious! I have to make more baby cards (my daughter just cleaned out my stash, yesterday), so today is the day to get started on more. This is a sweet design so its great inspiration for me! TFS!