July is the busiest month for me for number of birthday cards I have to make. I have at least 14 July birthdays. Today's card is a birthday card for a friend but it is also a challenge card. Two weeks ago we had our monthly Kaleidoscope stampers meeting. We were to use specific sizes of DSP and cardstock to create a card during the meeting. Somehow I missed the instructions before the meeting so I didn't make my card until the next day. I had to wait to post it on my blog because I wanted to be sure that my friend received the card before seeing it here.
This card uses the Playful Pets DSP. I actually used two different pieces of paper from the package. From the one sheet, I fussy cut out the two kitties. They were perfect for my friend as she has two cats exactly like these two. Her cat Emma is all black and has quite a big personality. Her cat Chevy is an orange tabby and he is very timid.
I started out with a Thick Whisper White card base. On top of this, I layered a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and on top of that, a piece of DSP from the Playful Pets package. I fussy cut the two kitty images from another sheet of DSP and attached them onto a stitched circle of Real Red cardstock. I attached the circles with the kitties to the card front using dimensionals. This is another good way to use your DSP. If there is an image on a piece of it, you can fussy cut it out and use it as a focal point on your card.
I stamped the sentiment on a strip of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Gray ink. I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to punch both ends. I repeated the same punching technique on a strip of Basic Gray cardstock and used that to mat the sentiment piece. If you are wondering how I did this, you can check out my blog post from July 3rd of this year. I popped the sentiment using dimensionals.
What I used for today's card:
I hope you enjoyed today's card. I had a lot of fun making it as it was personalized for a good friend. The two kitties in the DSP were perfect matches for her cats. Try to look at your DSP in other ways so that it gets used and not saved in a box in your craft room. It is hard to cut it up but it is better to use it and share it than to hoard it and have nobody enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by today. Stay healthy and keep creating!
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