Britney here! I am so excited to be on the Pawsome Stamps blog today featuring the Hey Pumpkin and Coffee Besties stamp set. I made this card for a friend who’s three favorite things are fall, coffee, and dogs!!! I was really channeling that when I made this card.
If you have ever read any of my blog posts before, I like to start with making the background. I cut a panel out of a light yellow cardstock using an A2 rectangle die. Another option would be to cut this panel out of nice patterned paper. I used a plaid builder stencil with three different distress oxide inks to make my background. Using a smaller panel of textured cardstock, I cut it from that same stitched rectangle die to be my floor. I really love using a stitched strip to serve as my baseboard. If you don’t have a die that does this, you can always use a stitched frame die and cut off the excess. Once the panel was COMPLETELY DRY, I stamped my sentiment with clear embossing ink and coated it with white embossing powder. If you don’t wait for it to dry, you will have embossing powder EVE-ERY-WHERE! I also like to do this before I add my images with foam tape, so I can get a good impression.
Using the Misti Stamping Tool and a Copic-friendly ink, stamp images onto a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Use your favorite color medium to color in the images. I prefer Copics usually. You can fussy cut the images or use the coordinating dies. I like to use a white gel pen to create some highlights and a black glaze pen on the nose and eyes of the bulldog to give them some shine. I have an English Bulldog (his name is Pork Chop), so I was obviously drawn to this set.
Stamping an image and sentiment on the inside finishes the card off nicely. It is easier to stamp an image and/or sentiment on the inside of the card before adhering the card panel to the base. The bulk of the foam tape can make it difficult to get a good impression using a Misti Stamping tool.
To complete the front panel of the card, lay out images to determine perfect placement and pop up the images using foam tape. Use a strong adhesive to attach the card panel to the card base. I also added some sequins from the Roasted Coffee Sequin Mix and filled them with Glossy Accents. Lastly, I added Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard to the whipped cream parts of the card.
I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Have a wonderful day and make sure to check out all the goodies in the Pawsome Stamps shop.
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