Hello everyone! Today is the brand new release of the newest stamps and dies from Whimsy Stamps! I’m excited to reveal my newest designs for Whimsy in this release, and today I’m showcasing the Playful Pups and Playful Pups Add On stamp sets, as well as the Hand Stitched Borders dies!

These two stamp sets were a lot of fun for me to design; while I’m a cat person myself, many of my friends are dog owners and/or lovers. I wanted to include a variety of dogs in this set and I ended up deciding on a dalmatian, a Jack Russel terrier and a corgi. Dalmatians were inspired by my sister and father who have loved fire trucks since they were kids. My aunt and uncle had many corgis when I was growing up and I remember how cute they were… that childhood memory inspired me to add them to this set. And the terrier was my other choice simply because I think they are cute! :D

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For this card I used the Dalmatian, the bunny friend (as well as a few other small images) that are in the Playful Pups set; the dog house is included in the Playful Pups Add On set. I colored all the images with Copics and I’ve got the colors listed below for easy reference.

Dalmatian:
bunny:
dog house:
toy:
food dish:

Once the images were trimmed out with fine tip scissors, I added them to a background panel; the panel is die cut using the Hand Stitched Rectangles dies from Whimsy Stamps and ink blended using Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron distress inks. I stamped a sentiment from the Playful Pups stamp set using a couple of Hero Arts shadow inks.

My card base is created from white linen cardstock and I die cut stitching detail into it using the new Hand Stitched Borders dies; these dies cut only the stitching detail (not a shape), which is great for adding custom stitching in any place you want and makes them just as versatile as (if not more than) shape cutting dies!

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To finish things off, I added some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around my images and a red twine bow across the top of the card.

 

 

MORE INSPIRATION

If you enjoyed this card, here are a few more cards featuring more of my Whimsy Stamps stamp and die designs! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding posts.

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GIVEAWAY

Today -and all week long – Whimsy Stamps has some amazing guest designers and design team members showcasing all the stamps and dies being revealed for this month’s release! Over the next few days, be sure to stop by here and the Whimsy Stamp blog for more inspiration and new reveals! Whimsy Stamps also has giveaways over at their blog, so be sure to stop by there to find out how you could have a chance to win some new goodies!

 

PRODUCTS

If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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