Friday, February 16, 2018

SBTD February Blog Hop Critters


Welcome to the SBTD Stampers By the Dozen) February Blog Hop and this month we are featuring critters of all shapes and sizes. I love this month's theme and I had a hard time narrowing down my choices as there are so many wonderful critters to choose from. I hope you will enjoy the two cards that I finally chose to share.


Both of the cards I have chosen were favorites of my customers at my recent card class. They loved creating the fox with punch art using the Fox Builder Punch (item #141470) and we had fun coloring the sweet hedgehog using Stampin' Blends. Both cards have so many possibilities and can be used for a multiple occasions.


My first card shows how critters can be created using punches for a fun card. The Fox Builder punch is one of my favorites and coordinates perfectly with the Foxy Friends stamp set (p104 2017-2018 Annual Catalog) to provide the face and legs as well as a variety of other images to help you create a variety of other critters. I chose the fox because it tied in with the sentiment from the Truly Tailored stamp set (p45 2018 Occasions Catalog) which coordinates with the Tailored Tag Punch (item #145667) and when purchased as a bundle, saves you 10%. 

To create the fox, I chose Cajun Craze carstock for the body and Whisper White cardstock for the accent pieces. I stamped the face and legs with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then assembled the fox with Snail Adhesive and a Mini Dimensional to attach the head to the body. So cute and so easy to put together.

For the card base I chose Smoky Slate cardstock and added a layer of Tranquil Tide cardstock that I embossed using the vine embossing folder from the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (item #145656 $9.00) in the 2018 Occasions Catalog. I loved the textured it added to the card without being too busy. The banner was created using Night of Navy cardstock and I created the banner end using the Banner Triple Punch (item #138292 p206 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog).  I attached the fox to a circle of Smoky Slate cardstock punched out with the 2" Circle Punch (item #133782) and then attached the circle to the Night of Navy banner.

To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment in Tranquil Tide Classic ink and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I also stamped the sentiment a second time in Cajun Craze Classic ink and fussy cut the small fox image with my Paper Snips and attached it to the sentiment with a Mini Dimensional. I centered the sentiment below the banner and attached it with Snail adhesive. 

This makes a wonderful masculine card and you can have fun playing around with different sentiments and different punch art critters to create a variety of cards for the men in your life.


My second card focused more on fun with stamps and ink using the Hedgehugs stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. There are so many cute images in this stamp set that it is hard to choose just one. I stamped the image with Soft Suede Classic ink onto Whisper White cardstock and colored him with the light and dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends markers and the light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend marker for the flower. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. I added a layer of Real Red cardstock as a matte to make it pop. 

I created this card with Valentine's Day in mind but it really can be used for a variety of occasions. I used Real Red cardstock for the card base and I embossed a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock with the Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder (item #143708). To bring out the wood grain, I sponged it with Crumb Cake Classic ink to give it a worn, aged look. 

I love the simplicity of this card design and so I decided not to add any embellishments. Sometimes clean and simple is best. 

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today and I hope it will help inspire you to create your own "Critter" creations. Now it is time to visit Lyndsay LaRae Carara and see what she has created this month. Just click the button below to visit her blog or use the Roll Call below if you get lost along the way. Enjoy your creative journey.





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12 comments:

  1. Love the hedgehog stamp, so cute. Agree with you about re clean and simple! :)

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    1. Thanks Susan. The Hedgehugs stamp set is adorable and so much fun to create with. I love clean and simple card designs and so do my customers. :)

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  2. The little hedgehog is so cute. I love the colouring on his tummy.

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    1. Thanks Carly. I love using the Stampin' Blends to color the hedgehog images. They are so easy to use and look wonderful. :)

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  3. Beautiful cards, I really need to get the hedgehog stamp set

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    1. Thank you. I am so glad that you enjoyed them. You will love the Hedgehugs stamp set. So many wonderful possibilities. :)

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  4. I love these cards! The hedgehog is adorable!

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    1. Thank you Karie. I think the hedgehog is a big winner. The images in this stamp set are adorable. :)

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  5. Both your cards are cute. Love the Fox.

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    1. Thank you Tashana. My customers loved creating the fox with the fox builder punch and now they are hooked on punch art. :)

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  6. Sweet - that heggie is divine and the fox - well lets say he is cute but we are not friends lol.

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  7. Such cute cards. The hedgehog is cute. I need that set.

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