I love our Designer Series Paper and am constantly looking for ways to get it in a card. It inspires me and gives me my launching pad for my color scheme. The striped paper here is from the "By the Shore" set. On one side, all the designs are ocean related. On the other, they are random patterns of dots, stripes, etc that can be used for anything. I loved this stripe and was excited to use it for this card. I colored the dog and balloon using blender pens. This is a fun way to color and offers some shading ability that you can't get with just using a marker itself. When you use blender pens, be sure to squeeze the lid of your ink pad gently, while closed and then use the ink that is on the lid and not the ink pad itself. That way, you aren't putting anything but a rubber stamp on your ink pad. This card also features some new framelits that are really handing... layering ovals! There are 15 dies in this set, half are rounded and half are scalloped! Great bargain for layering. It's hard to see, but we cut an oval out of the striped paper, adhered our dog image to the back and then made a frame with 2 more ovals and put that on with dimensionals to raise it up. I topped the card off with some fabulous rouched ribbon in Dapper Denim. All my products are listed below so you can see what you need to make a card like this!
Here's a picture of the stamp set and all of its possibilities:
And here's a picture of the cat stamps!
As you can see, the same artist created both so they actually complement each other in style. Animals are a big part of our lives and they deserve some time on a card!
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