Tuesday, July 7, 2015

No Buying Freeze, Suit Shopping and Some Cards

I cannot believe that it has been almost a week since I last posted. As of July 1st I am on a self imposed no buying freeze for craft items. I have so many supplies that I have never used-two boxes full of just stamps and dies alone-that I cannot justify buying anything else. Instead, I am going to concentrate on using what I have. If you are not one of the lucky people to be on a design team, how much do you spend a month on supplies? I am just curious.

In other shopping news, I had the ah, pleasure (okay, it really was NOT a pleasure) to go suit shopping with my husband this weekend. I usually like shopping with Chris. However, watching him try on black jacket after black jacket to decide what suit he was finally going to try on in full was rather boring. They all looked the same to me. I was going to look for a dress that I needed for a formal wedding but I had nothing left after shopping for the suit. Where do you shop for your favorite dress?

Today I am going to share two cards I created using Avery Elle's "Furry Friends" set. Last week I shared a card I created with one of the cats. Today my cards feature dogs. I had created these cards a while ago but had never shared them on my blog.

This was one of those cards that I did with "the mess on my desk." I had stamped, colored and die cut the dog a while ago. I then chose to use red patterned paper by Echo Park as the background. I cut it into a 4" by 5 1/2" piece and mounted onto a top folding A2 card base.

Next I went through my stash of extra die cuts/punches that I have in a plastic container on my desk and chose elements that I thought would go with this adorable puppy. I layered them and adhered them onto the card. So simple!!


For my second card, I started by stamping the dog bone, bowl and ball onto a white card stock base. I used masking to get the bone in front of the bowl. Next I colored the elements in with Copic Markers.

I masked the stamped elements off and created the sky using Distress Inks in Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass. The grass was created with Copic Markers.

I then layered the "scene" onto a white A2 top folding card. I took the negative of the black paper die cut that was in my stash and used it to frame the scene. I adhered the puppy using foam adhesive.

Next I stamped the sentiment on red card stock and cut the edge at an angle. I then cut the sentiment apart. My last step was to adhere some sequins.

I had so much fun creating these cards. Diving into my "extra" die cuts is like buying something new to me. I love discovering something from items I already have.

I appreciate you stopping by tonight. Have a wonderful night!!