I love puns and I love critters, so my favourite thing to do on a card is to put the two together!
I kept this french bulldog card really clean and simple, since I usually can’t stop layering on my cards. I trimmed two strips of green striped paper and stuck those along the top and bottom. Then I stamped the dog on my white background.
Having used Spectrum Noir markers in warm greys to colour the dog and the heart in, I then used white gel pen to dot his cheeks. I stamped my sentiment with clear alphabet stamps and, as a finishing touch, added 3D glue (my cheap version of Glossy Accents!) to the heart and clear Wink of Stella pen to the dog.
The next card is one I’ve been wanting to make for a while, ever since I bought the Paper Smooches Zoo Crew stamp set.
I trimmed white card down to work on (I very rarely stamp directly on to my blank card in case I want to wrap ribbon around, or in case any ink bleeds through to the other side). Then I stamped the giraffe and the hippo.
They are both coloured in with Spectrum Noir coloured pencils, the ‘Essentials’ collection, and blended with the white pencil on top. I considered adding Wink of Stella to these two but kept it matte to keep it a bit more gender-neutral (though of course there’s no reason why men can’t have a little bit of sparkle!).
Then I stamped my sentiments between and below the critters. Finally, I took a ruler and a regular ballpoint pen and drew a quirky border around the card.
Lawn Fawn’s ‘Critters at the Dog Park’, ‘Love You Tons’, ‘Milo’s ABCs’ stamp sets – lawnfawn.com
Paper Smooches ‘Zoo Crew’ stamp set – makethedayspecial.co.uk
3D glue Versafine ink, Zig Wink of Stella in ‘clear’ – hobbycraft.co.uk
Spectrum Noir markers and coloured pencils, and Tatty Teddy patterned paper – therange.co.uk