Today’s project is a quick sneak peek of a new stamp set and dies being released by Stampin’ Up! on Tuesday (November 7th). They’re called Fluffiest Friends and I just couldn’t resist these cute images. The stamp set includes a rabbit, bird, bear and hamster. Plus I don’t think the Canadians among you will be able to resist that sweet beaver. But for my first project using this set I reached for the fat cat and a couple of the small ‘scene-builder’ stamps. I simply love how it turned out.
All I needed to start was some scraps of Thick Basic White Card. On the larger piece (about 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″) I stamped the flowers twice with Tuxedo Black ink. Then above the flowers on the right I stamped the three bees. Next I used a Blending Brush to add a light layer of Starry Sky ink for the sky, before adding Granny Apple Green ink for the ground.
On another scrap of Basic White Card I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the cat. Then I set to work with my Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. For the cat’s fur I used dark and light Gray Granite. Then for the flower pot I chose light and dark Copper Clay. Finally I coloured all the leaves using light Granny Apple Green before adding dark Daffodil Delight to the flower centres and the bees.
With the colouring complete I cut out the cat using the coordinating die from the Fluffiest Friends Dies set. Then I chose the domed die to cut out my little background scene.
There’s no sentiments in the Fluffiest Friends Stamp Set so I found the simple “just for you” in the So Sincere Stamp Set. Once I’d stamped the it towards the top of the background layer with Tuxedo Black ink I added the die-cut cat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I used the piercing attachment on the Take Your Pick tool to add a hole at the top. Then I threaded 6″ of white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack through the hole and tied it in a simple knot. Job done.
Here’s a quick look at the complete Fluffiest Friends Stamp Set.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Fluffiest Friends Stamp Set and coordinating Fluffiest Friends Dies together using a single ‘bundle’ item number. As well as making ordering easy, using the bundle item number meant I also saved 10% off the cost of buying the two products separately. I’ll include links for both options as soon as I can on November 7th so you can explore these for yourself if you wish.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVES – The Fluffiest Friends Stamp Set and dies are being added to the Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives range range on November 7th along with other products. All Online Exclusive products are subject to availability and may be discontinued without warning.