Top Dog Dies Autumn Release

Hello Everyone! I am sharing some projects I have created using some of the brand new dies from Top Dog Dies!

 

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This new release features some awesome Halloween images, as well as some great year-round dies too! In today’s cards, I will be featuring the Ghost,  Sugar Skull  and the Borders #2 die sets.

For my first card, I’ve used one of the Borders #2 dies and created a fun edge to my card panel. I love the angled effect, and the scallops give a nice elegant feel to the design.

 

Top Dog Dies Borders 2_1

 

The flowers are stamped using the Winnie and Walter Addie’s Garden stamp set, and I’ve colored them with Copic makers. Copics used: Y0000, Y11, Y18, Y38, YR23 for the yellow flowers;  YG11, YG03, YG09, G21, YG95, YG63, G94, G99 for the leaves; V000, RV52, RV34 for the pink flowers;  V25, V22, BV0000, BV04, BV02, BV31 for the purple flowers;  E37, E29 for the stems/branches;  G000, G0000 for the background; W1, W3, W5 for the shadows.

 

Top Dog Dies Borders 2_3

 

The sentiment is from the Ton Thanks a Bunch stamp set and the diagonal stripe is silver embossed using the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes cling stamp. For some finishing touches, I added sequins from the Sparkling Clear mix by Pretty Pink Posh.

My next card features the Sugar Skull die set; I will admit, I am not a skull-person, but I thought this would be fun to turn into a silly themed Halloween card.

 

Top Dog Dies Sugar Skull_1

 

I used a bunch of stamps from the Neat & Tangled Creepy Cute stamp collection, and created a colorful background for my skull; the images are colored with Copics. Colors used: Y02, Y15, YR12, YR07, C1, C3.

The skull is die cut from some watercolor paper that I applied texture paste to using a chevron stencil. Once the texture paste was dry, I  did some ink smooshing with Twisted Citron, Scattered Straw, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord distress inks.

 

Top Dog Dies Sugar Skull_2

 

The eyes are created by inlaying the negatives from the die cut (made with white cardstock), and I simply added some eyeballs using a black and white gel pen. Glossy Accents is applied overtop to create a shiny finish.  To finish the card off, I used sequins from both Neat & Tangled and Lucy’s Cards to add a bit more color and shine.

 

Top Dog Dies Ghosts_2

Finally, I used the cute little Ghost dies to create this fun shaker card; to see how I made this card, be sure to watch the video below!

 

 

I really love the new products in the September Top Dog Dies release! There are so many fun projects you can create using these dies, and I hope this post and video has provided you with some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon!

 

Products

[one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]You’ve Been Booed stamp set[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Creepy Cute Shadows and Sentiments stamp set[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Creepy Cute stamp set[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]
Winnie and Walter IN BLOOM ADDIES GARDEN 6 x 8 Clear Stamps WW039
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DIAGONAL STRIPES sss101532 Falling For You
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies sssd111455 In Stitches
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Lawn Fawn SMALL STITCHED OVAL STACKABLES Lawn Cuts Dies LF909
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Echo Park MINI TRIANGLES Embossing Folder ILS86035
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 WARM GRAY No. 1
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Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker W5 WARM GRAY NO.5 Medium Blend Blending
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Copic Sketch MARKER W7 WARM GRAY NO. 7
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Copic Sketch Marker YG03 YELLOW GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker YG11 MIGNONETTE Light Pale Green Pastel Mint
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Copic Sketch Marker YG95 PALE OLIVE Light Green Yellow
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Copic Sketch MARKER G21 LIME GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker YG09 LETTUCE GREEN Bright Bold
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Copic Sketch Marker YG63 PEA GREEN Dark Bold
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Copic Sketch Marker Bg96 BUSH Green Brush
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Copic Sketch Marker G99 OLIVE Green
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Copic Sketch Marker G94 GRAYISH OLIVE Dull Green
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Copic Sketch Marker YR23 YELLOW OCHRE Bright Bold
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Copic Sketch Marker Y18 LIGHTNING YELLOW Bright Bold
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Copic Sketch Marker Y38 HONEY Bright Bold Golden
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Copic Sketch MARKER Y11 PALE YELLOW
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Copic Sketch MARKER Y15 CADMIUM YELLOW
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Copic Sketch Marker RV52 COTTON CANDY Pale Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV34 DARK PINK
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Copic Sketch Marker V000 PALE HEATH
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Copic Sketch Marker BV0000 PALE THISTLE Purple Lavender
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Copic Sketch Marker BV04 BLUEBERRY Blue berry
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Copic Sketch MARKER BV02 PRUNE
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Copic Sketch Marker V25 PALE BLACKBERRY Purple Lavender
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Copic Sketch Marker V22 ASH LAVENDER
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Copic Sketch Marker BV31 PALE LAVENDER
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Copic Sketch Marker Y0000 YELLOW FLUORITE
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Copic Sketch Marker E37 SEPIA Brown
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Copic Sketch Marker E29 BURNT UMBER Brown
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Copic Sketch Marker G0000 CRYSTAL OPAL
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Copic Sketch MARKER G000 PALE GREEN
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Copic Sketch Marker Y02 CANARY YELLOW Sunshine Cheery Bright
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Copic Sketch Marker YR07 CADMIUM ORANGE Bright Bold
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch MARKER C3 COOL GRAY Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker R20 BLUSH Pink Flesh Skin
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Copic Sketch COLORLESS BLENDER Marker Blending Dual Tips
[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Thanks a Bunch stamp set[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Spooktacular sequin mix[/one_fifth][one_fifth padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO TIM43218
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW Ranger TIM21483
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SEEDLESS PRESERVES Ranger Fall TIM32847
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MERMAID LAGOON Ranger TIM43256
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT SKETCH Ranger TIM43195
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Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX Cupped Sequins
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards JUST PEACHY Sequin Shaker Mix LB27
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards DELPHINIUM Sequin Shaker Mix LB26
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards RAINFOREST Sequin Shaker Mix LB25
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Little Things From Lucy’s Cards PRETTY PANSY Sequin Shaker Mix LB14
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The flower thank you card is submitted into the Virginia’s View Challenge #19 “All Things Colored” and the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring challenge. The ghost shaker card is submitted into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge “Autumn is in the Air”.

 

10 Responses

  1. Rush'd Lady says:

    Your bright colored flowers attracted me on Kathy Racoosin’s Challenge page, so I had to investigate. You do very nice work!

  2. Virginia L. says:

    Oh…Nina-Marie…what can I say!? You rock, my little friend! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Colored” Challenge!

  3. stampersuzz says:

    Cute ghost and very fun cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Autumn is in the Air!

  4. francesca says:

    beautiful project!! :)
    I’m doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog!
    Be sure to check it out: http://fridayfinally.blogspot.it/2015/10/merry-christmouse-giveaway.html

  5. Shari says:

    Great card. Love the background.

  6. Erum says:

    LOVE all three of these!!

  7. Aileen Ryan says:

    what a brilliant collection of cards. You are so talented. Love love them all.

  8. Yuki says:

    These cards are amazing! You did a fantastic job showcasing the new release!

  9. Awesome cards, Nina! Each one of them just pretty much blew me away! I love all of them!

  10. Jamie Vanskiver says:

    These cards are awesome! I love your work and your videos! Very inspiring :)

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