Happy National Pet Owner’s Day! Give your pet some extra, extra love today! My family has cats, but I have a friend who loves dachshunds and the doxie image in this stamp set was so cute, I just had to make a card for today!
I wanted to use the Happy Heart Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (137364) with the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine (132657) for the background, but I found this red plaid pattern in the Adventure Abounds Designer Series Paper Stack (137780) and couldn’t resist using it. I went ahead and embossed the Designer Series Paper and found the hearts do show up! The plaid reminds me of big fluffy blankets like a dog would love to use for a nap!
Of course I stamped the image and sentiment before I die-cut it… just like I would for punches. When I did this, I discovered some tips for stamping with the Hot Diggety Dog Stamp Set (134021-wood; 134024-clear):
- Stamp the dog body in the middle of your paper/card stock so you have room to fit the completed image inside the die.
- Use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049) to position the head where you want it.
- Also use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to place the sentiment under the completed dog image.
These tips make it very easy to create a perfect image for your favorite pet owner. By the way, the Hot Diggety Dog Stamp Set includes a variety of sentiments, including one for pets who’ve passed on. It’s so hard to find pet sympathy cards that are good to send, so it’s easy to make great cards yourself!
Other Supplies Used: Very Vanilla (101650), Cajun Craze (119684) & Sahara Sand (121043) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Early Espresso (126974) & Cajun Craze (126965) Classic Stampin’ Pads; Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad (101731); Cajun Craze from Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (131262); Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker (100052); Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Big Shot™ Magnetic Platform (130658); Deco Labels Collection Framelits™ Dies (130102); 1/16” Circle Handheld Punch (134363); Silver Metallic Baker’s Twine (132976); Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Glue Dots (103683)
While I was writing this post, which was quite some time after I finished making the card, I realized I could have made the Designer Series Paper look more like a quilt! All I would have to do is emboss the plaid facing up towards the back leaf of the embossing folder, instead of facing down on the front leaf. Some embossing folder patterns create a quilted effect from both sides, but the Happy Heart Folder embosses a raised outline of the pattern. So… reverse it and you have a quilt!
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