Hero Arts Hipster Animals
When I was little, someone gave me a talcum powder container that had different cardboard bands on it that when rotated allowed you to make a different character, with a head, a middle, and a bottom. It was endlessly fun, even though I don't remember really using the powder much! So when I saw this set in the latest release from Hero Arts, I just HAD to have it. It's so stinkin' cute and really allows you to build different animal characters based on what elements you add to them, either glasses, hats, mustaches, or pipes. It came on Thursday, and I stayed up late Thursday making this card. Lookie:
STINKIN' CUTE!!! (YILM!) I had to start with the dog stamp because, despite our not having a dog due to my husband's allergies, all three of my cards are dog crazy.
I used the MISTI stamping tool to make sure I got very dark, crisp black images by double stamping them.
The little dog clip I picked up at Dick Blick by the cash register. Those items are not for sale on their website, but I did find the website of the company that makes these adorable clips, and I've added it into the links list below. The tiny heart is a Fiskars Cloud9 Design Rain Drop sticker, which are sadly discontinued.
This ribbon is also now unavailable, some American Crafts Elements ribbon that I had in the stash from way back when. It's really thick, so instead of tying it in a knot, I instead tied a bit of baker's twine around it, which not only reduced bulk, it gave another little pop of red there.
Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used affiliate links where they are available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, and Blick Art Supplies. Buying through these links doesn't cost you a dime, but by doing so you help me support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you. Stampin' Up! links lead to their website, and all you need to do is select the demonstrator of your choice when ordering.