It’s Pet week – CYCI#134

… and who doesn’t like pets?! We’re celebrating pets over at Can You Case it? #134 for this week’s challenge.

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You can follow the sketch in the graphic or you can freestyle your design, either way it just needs to celebrate your Pet!

I must admit, I don’t actually own a pet – eek!. We would like to, but our lifestyle at the moment is too busy and I don’t think that is very fair to a four-legged family member. So it’s just us for now.

 

But if I did have a pet, I would choose a cat. I think this is because they reflect my personality in some ways – independent and self sufficient.  Here is my pet for this week…

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends

Using my trusty Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox builder punch, I created my little ginger friend.

How I made this:

  • The card base is A6 size (148.5mm x 210mm) scored in half to create a portrait card. The colour is Calypso Coral.
  • The Designer Series Paper – is the coordinating A Little Foxy paper stack. I cut a piece 70mm x 100mm.
  • The top layer is Whisper White (100mm x 142mm). I first punch the Oval, centering it horizontally, but more toward the top of the card font.
  • Next I stamped the vine along the sides of the punch line. This stamp come in a circle shape, so l laid my clear block over the top of the edge of oval punch and used this as a template to bend my stamp to match the oval shape. The flexibility of photopolymer stamps is great feature! The colour is Smokey Slate.
  • Then I stamped my mushrooms at the bottom. The colour is Calypso Coral.
  • I began building the card by positioning my layer piece over the cardstock, so that I could get a visual on where to stick my pattern paper piece underneath. I stuck the patterned paper down flat, first. Then used Dimensionals to stick the White layer piece over the top.
  • Next I cut a strip of Whisper White (25mm x 110mm) and punch a flag end to one side.
  • I stamped my sentiment. The colour is Pool Party. I adhered this to my card towards the bottom of the oval.
  • Next I created my little ginger friend, by using the individual stamp pieces to stamp and punch out. The colour is Calypso Coral.
  • I used Memento Black ink to stamp the facial features.
  • I adhered the body and tail at the same time, positioning them so that the tail tucked behind the body but the tip over-lapped the oval.
  • I used dimensionals to adhere the head.
  • The ribbon detail is the 3.2mm Stitched Ribbon. The colour is Smokey Slate. I tied a simple bow and used glue dots to adhere.
  • Finishing off with a coordinated envelope, I stamped one of the full body animal stamps in Smokey Slate and added cat features in Memento Black.

I’m really looking forward to seeing your pet creations this week, when you play along with us at Can You Case It?

Until next time…. Stamp Creatively,
Rose.
What I used to make this:

Foxy Friends… where?

Foxy Friends stamp set is in the spotlight over at What Will You Stamp? this week #WWYS75.

What Will You Stamp?

I thought I would use Foxy Friends set a little differently today….  I decided my little critters deserved a holiday, so I am focussing on the Pine trees that feature in this set.  There are two sizes of the pine trees and both coordinate with the Perfect Pines framelits.

Here is my entry.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends Time of Year

Both trees are stamped in Mint Macaron, the larger one is a straight ink and stamp however the smaller ones either side are stamped off. The lighter shade helps to make them feel like they are in the background and create depth to the scene.

I added the banner from the Time of Year stamp set, a hostess exclusive, to make it a Christmas card. A star at the top and some bling to finish it off.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

What I used to make this:

Hello Foxy – CYCI #128

Welcome to another week of inspiration from the Can You Case It? team. Have you checked out the talented bunch of crafters over there yet? Better still, have you played along with our challenges yet?

This week we have a Sketch Challenge [CYCI #128].

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What I like about a Sketch is sometimes you can get stuck with how to place your elements on your project. A sketch helps take away the design block, leaving you with the hardest decision of all… Which stamp set to use! LOL!

Today, I’ve been playing with the Foxy Friends stamp set. Check out the cute little card I made for my nephew who birthday was last week.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends

This was my first play with this stamp set. It has so many cute little critters to play with Mr Foxy, I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of these guys real soon. The suite also has a coordinating punch so you can add to Mr Foxy’s circle of friends pretty easily too.

I’ve created backgrounds on cards before. It’s such a great way to customise your project when you don’t quite have the right paper. When creating backgrounds, you can create a scattered effect by stamping randomly and fitting your stamps in amongst each other. However today, I went for a structured look with numbers. To achieve this type of look, a slow steady approach and grid structure helps.

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First, I lined up my paper so that my stamped images would be on a straight line. I used my ruler on a grid line to help create a visual of a line across my page and then stamped my numbers one at a time. I started with the 6, as that’s the age I wanted to highlight, and filled in the rest.

How did I make this?

  • My card base is A6 size (148mm x 210mm – folded in half). The colour is Bermuda Bay.
  • Layering panel is 100mm x 142mm in Pool Party.
  • The white panel is 95mm x 110mm in Whisper White.
  • I created my numbers background by stamping as described above. The colour of the 6 is Bermuda Bay and the others are Pool Party.
  • I stuck my white background card onto my Pool Party layer, lining it up around the bottom, leaving a larger gap at the top.
  • I stamped my birthday sentiment in the gap. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
  • Adding some Bermuda Bay thick bakers twine around the top of the White panel, I then stuck this layer to my base card.
  • Next I created Mr Foxy. I stamped him on some scrap Whisper White cardstock. The colour is Pumpkin Pie.
  • I added his nose, eyes and legs in Memento Black. Then I hand cut him out.
  • I punched a 4.4cm circle from Bermuda Bay cardstock and stuck on Mr Foxy.
  • Using dimensionals, I adhered him on to my card, fitting him in with the sentiment.
  • Lastly, I punched a number 6 and stuck that over the top of my stamped number 6 with some dimensionals. The colour is Pumpkin Pie.

Playing along with CYCI challenges is easy. Once you’ve create your project, publish it to a blog, Facebook (make sure your settings are public tho), Pintrest or other social media streams. Visit the CYCI website and link your project to the challenge using the InLinkz button. I can wait to see what you create!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose
What I used to make this:

Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle

Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle
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