I was doing some research - *cough cough* - (aka, spending time on Pintrest) the other day and came across a darling little card similar to this. A ha! I'd been wondering what to do with the whole sheet of haughty French poodles. I was having a small designing crisis for another class, and decided to take a break and CASE the card I'd found, in an attempt to revive my inspiration for my class.
I grabbed some Soft Suede, which is a color I don't normally choose, and my Versamark ink pad. I wanted to stamp the poodles in clear Versamark to make the outlines appear, but didn't want it dark, or shaded. As I got to randomly stamping my poodle background, I started laughing - hard enough for the Hubs to quit playing ball with Storm and come see what was going on. Apparently, when stamping dogs, one must be careful not to stamp their noses to close to the posterior of their neighbor! I had not taken this into account and suddenly, I had a whole card full of overly friendly pups! Not to worry, a strategically placed banner and birthday greeting quickly covered up the offender, and another card catastrophe was averted!
The poodle is part of the Birthday Memories Suite. What drew me to this suite was the bright, primary colors and whimsical animal characters, so reminiscent of early childhood storybook friends.
And what's really exciting, is that Stampin' Up! made dies to match most of the figures in the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, so no more fussing cutting. Just send it through the Big Shot, and Voila! Instant cut out shapes which are perfect every time! And with stamps to match the figures on the paper, well I tell you, that's instant happiness right there!
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