In my last post for CASE-ing the Catty #240 I mentioned that I had so enjoyed the great layout I used that I made more cards than just the piggies I shared first. I always try to make multiple cards at once. If you already have supplies out and have a great layout or design to work with, or some scraps from the main project sitting there, then it’s not that much more work to make more than one card.
Sometimes the “extra” project even ends up being a favourite, like this rhino card was for me.
Like with the piggie cards, I used strips from the colour collection DSP patterns for the background. These are Highland Heather layered on a base of Gorgeous Grape. The middle spotted layer is from last year’s patterns and I did find there was quite a colour variation between the two, but it still works.
The rhino is stamped in Memento Black and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The background I had lots of fun creating, using Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape ink, a mask and blending brushes, and some splatters of gold ink. The sentiment is from my favourite Itty Bitty Birthdays.
Poppy Parade is a colour I really like but actually don’t use very often, other than for small details. So it was fun to make this one with a Poppy Parade base and background papers. The bright red seemed like the perfect foil to a black and white dalmatian. This was the first time I’ve used the Happy Tails stamp set and Dog Builder Punch. It’s been sitting on the shelf for a while now, waiting to be inked up, and I have felt bad about neglecting it.
The background was again created with ink and blending brushes – I made a mask for the kennel and stamped that first, masked and blended all around it. The sentiment is from the Happy Tails stamp set. I think this will make a fun random happy mail card. I love any excuse to make and send a card!!
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