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January 25, 2022

The Not So Secret Life of Pets

Hello everyone, this is Randy again and I am back for my last post as the Guest Designer for January. I am sharing 2 more cards today that features adorable pets from multiple sets.

I was inspired by the movie Secret Life of Pets which also has somewhat of a Superhero element with one of the pets.

For my first card, I used one pet from each of the following stamp sets: Who Let the Dogs Out, Hot Diggity Dog, Purrfect Day, Hello Squeakheart and Honey Bunny Boo. I also used the Bed Heads stamp set along with the box from the Popping By set.

I used the following Copic Markers to color the images

  • Dogs: E01, E11, E13, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
  • Cats: C2, C4. C6, C8, YR61, YR65, YR68
  • Bunny: C0, C01, C02, RV11, RV11
  • Hamster: E93, E95, E97
  • Bed and Night Stand: B91, B93, B95, B97 and paper pieced the bedcovers and pillows from cardstock.
  • Cheese ottoman: RV63, RV66, RV69
  • Box: BV01 BV02, BV04
  • Cat Tree: B91, B93, B95, B97, R20, R22, R24, C6, C8

For the background, I took a standard A2 cardbase and blended Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet and a brick stencil I had in my stash. Heffy Doodle has their own Brick by Brick Stencil as well. I drew the wood floors using a fineliner and used E30, E31, E33 to color them. I then assembled all the images trying to create a chaotic scene. I completed the card by stamping the sentiment from the Who Let the Dogs Out stamp set directly onto the card.

For my second card, I wanted to keep the design simple. I feel like this card can be used for not only Valentine’s Day but also Mother’s Day, Father’s and even as a Thank You card. I used the superhero dog from the Rescue Dog Clear Stamps set and the dog from the Yappy Happy Mail Clear Stamps set.

I used the following Copic Markers to color the dogs:

  • Superhero Dog: E01, E11, E13. R20, R22, R24. B22, B24, B26
  • Dog: T02, T04, T06, T08, BG11, BG13

I took the Stargazer Backdrop Die and took a heart I die cut out and blended Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, and Chipped Sapphire around the heart. I removed the heart and lightly blended Spun Sugar over the heart moon. I splattered White Water Color across the background. I found some holographic cardstock in my stash and decided to use it behind the background to give the stars a cool reflective look. I then took the My Hero Heffy Cuts die and cut it out from black cardstock and gold cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Rescue Dog stamp set and assembled all the components.

I hope you enjoyed my last 2 cards for my Guest Design spot. Thank you so much Heffy Doodle for having me! If you enjoyed these cards, you can check out more of my work on my Instagram and Blog.


January 25, 2022

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