Wishing you were here…

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here sharing my very first Top Dog Dies Design Team post with you today!!  I’m super excited to be here and I hope you love what I’m about to share with you!!

Today I’m working with one of the new dies that was released on Tuesday!!

tc084_1Top Dog Dies Feathers Die Set

Take a look at what I created for you:

Wishing you were closer

These feathers are super fun to work with.  I love the detail on each feather! So you want to know how I created this card?

Here you go:

1. I cut a piece of watercolor paper down to 4.25 x 5.50 and taped it down to my work station.

2. I added a good amount of water to my watercolor paper.

3. Then I dropped Distress Inks Broken China and Evergreen Bough to my paper and let the color spread all over my paper.  I heat set it.  Then I sprayed water in my hand and drop some drops of water onto my paper to create blotches of white spots.

TDD feather tutorial

4. Once my watercolor piece dried.  You can see in the next photo how watercolor dries lighter.

TDD feather Tutorial 1

5. I used my feather dies and cut out three feathers.

6. I adhered the flowers together with glue dots and tied a bow using linen thread.

7. I used the same color inks and a clean pencil erasers and added the dots surrounding my feathers.

TDD feather tutorial 3

8. I adhered the feathers over those dots using glue dots.

9. I used Simon Says Stamp Sending & Wishing stamp set to create my sentiment.  I stamped it to the right of the flowers.

TDD feather tutorial 2

10.  I used my corner chomper to round two of the cards corners.

That is all it took to create this card.  I love how it turned out and I hope you will give this technique a try.

Very elegant without any real hard work.

So what do you think? I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor Paper Distress Ink Broken ChinaDistress Ink Evergreen BoughLinen ThreadStampin Up glue dotsSending and WishingWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Top Dog Die: Love on The Horizon

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Top Dog Dies with another Valentine’s day card for you!

Love will be in in the air soon and I hope your getting ready for the ones you love.  If not, I have a really cute card that is super easy to make for those loved ones.

Take a look at my card:

I Love You frontview(TDD)

Aren’t these cats the cutest you’ve seen!!!  When I saw this die, I knew I wanted them to close together looking out to something.

The male cat wasn’t sure how to tell the female cat “I love you” so he decided to have it written in the sky for her to read it herself!!

I love the ombre effect in the background!

Lets take a closer look:

I Love You (TDD)

Check out the glitter on my die cuts letters and heart shape.

I Love you sideview (TDD)

Check out this side view, so you can see the scalloped edge of the heart on the inside of the card.

So you want to know how I created this card?  Here you go:

1. I used Neenah Solar White cardstock for my card base.  I use Top Dog Dies Heart Doily Die to cut out the heart on the front of my card.

2. I created my own heart stencil out of acetate so that I can create a perfect heart ombre effect on the inside of the card.

3. I used Distress Ink Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar to create the ombre effect on the inside of the card.

4. I cut the letter and shape from Top Dog Dies Heart Mini Album Finishers Die Set out of black cardstock.

5. I adhered it on the inside of my card and added Clear Wink of Stella for the sparkle.

6. I die cut my cats from Top Dog Dies Cool Cats Die Set out of black cardstock.

7. I adhered the cats with regular adhesive.

That’s it!! So what do you think?  I love how the cats are looking at the horizon together.  Beautiful!!

I would love to hear what you think.

Before I go, Top Dog Dies has a Little B Giveaway going one right now. One lucky Winner will receive $113 in Little B Crafting Products.

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You have 3 chances to win. Enter by January 25, 2015!! Check out Little B Dies here.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieTDD Heart Doily DiePicked Raspberry InkSpun Sugar InkMini Ink Blending ToolTDD Heart Mini Album Finisher Die SetWink of Stella clearTDD Cool Cats Die Set

Thanks for stopping by!!

~Kymona

Top Dog Dies: Love Letters

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Top Dog Dies for the first time as a Design Team member!! Yayyy!!!

Have you check this store out yet?  If not, you must!  They carry all sorts of amazing dies.

Check out my card:

Love you (dt)

I just love how this card turned out.  I used Top Dog Dies Vintage Alphabet Die to spell out the word love for a super cool valentine’s day card.

Lets take a couple more looks at my card:

Creative Shot Love 2

Aren’t these letter the cutest!!  I love the fancy look of each letter.

Creative Shot Love 1

I was going to leave just the letters on the card but at the last minute decided to add a stamped you for more interest.

I’m so glad I made that decision.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my card base from Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red cardstock to an A4 (4.25 x 5.50) size card scored at 4.25.

2. I cut my Neenah Solar White cardstock panel to 4 x 5.25.

3. I attached the white panel to the red card base with some regular adhesive.

4. I cut a 1.5 “strip of the red cardstock and then cut 1.5 squares.

5. I used my corner chomper to round two of the corners.

6. I die cut my letters out of the white cardstock and adhered them to the red square.

7. I adhered the squares to the front of my card panel.

8. I stamp the you sentiment from Mama Elephant Cross My Heart Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

That’s it!!  Very easy card to create again and again using different words.

I would love to see what you come up with using this die set!!

Before I go, Top Dog Dies has a Little B Giveaway going one right now.  One lucky Winner will receive $113 in Little B Crafting Products.

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You have 3 chances to win.  Enter by January 25, 2015!! Check out Little B Dies here.

I’m playing along with Simon Says Stamp: Something New.

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I’m playing along with the NBUS Challenge.

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Supplies used:

TDD Vintage Alphabet DieSSS schoolhouse redclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperCROSS MY HEART Memento Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona