Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Meow or Woof?

Good morning!  Jess here with a very important life-defining question...

Are you a cat person or a dog person?

It seems like all of the crafters on my Instagram feed have a furry four-legged friend (or two... or three...) who keeps them company while they're crafting.  Personally, I grew up as a dog person but adopting a kitten last year has slowly started to turn me into a cat person, too!  Now, whenever I'm shopping I always have to balance dog and cat stamps to keep everything fair!

So when I saw these adorable Studio Calico Meow and Woof dies I just had to get both!  And this is what I came up with to celebrate my canine companions!
And my feline friend!
I started off by die-cutting the Meow and Woof dies with piece of black cardstock.  Then I glued them down to a square of white cardstock to create the back panel of my shaker card.  Next I die-cut two square frames and adhered acetate to the back of each frame.  Then I went to work on my furry friends!

I stamped the cat from My Favorite Things I Knead You and the dog from Avery Elle's Furry Friends with Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that I could color them with copics.  One of these days I will learn how to color a tortoiseshell cat and a bi-blue merle sheltie but for now, I decided to stick to a fairly neutral palette and colored both animals in shades of grey with pink accents.  I used the matching dies from I Knead You and Furry Friends to die-cut the dog and cat.  I poked a hole under both of the cat's paws so I could insert a piece of silver string that the cat would hang from.
I adhered the dog to the front of the frame of one shaker and the string to the back of the second frame.  I lined the frames of the shaker cards with foam mounting tape and then filled each one with clear, silver, and gold sequins in varying sizes.  After adhering the meow and woof panels to the frames I mounted the shakers onto top-folding 5" square card bases of white cardstock to finish each card.

However, I was looking at the dies and decided that I wasn't quite ready to be done with them for the day.  So I grabbed my distress inks and put together a few more cards!
For the first card I painted a piece of watercolor paper with distress inks in Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry, and Ripe Persimmon.  I let them dry naturally and then adhered the die cut from black cardstock.  I trimmed the panel down and then mounted it onto a hot pink card base.
For the second card I followed the same process but used Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks and a light teal cardstock base.

So there you have it...shaker cards and watercolor cards to celebrate your favorite furry friends!  Now I just have to come up with something for my rabbit otherwise she might get jealous! ;)  Thanks so much for visiting and see you next week!


  1. These are all just adorable, Jess! The plain meow and woof ones are so pretty with that distress ink background. Clean and simple! You did a great job coloring the dog and cat. I need this set!

  2. I love all of them. I am very much a cat person even after growing up with dogs. However now I'm a bunny person so I'll be buying up the bunny stamps too.

  3. These are sooo sweet and awesome! I've been eyeing both of those dies...I just may need to get them now! ;)

  4. hello Jessica! these are soooo cute, luv the die words! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*