Puppy Love: SNS February 2021 Blog Hop

Hi!  We are so glad you’ve joined us for our February “Puppy Love” blog hop!  Today’s cards are sure to make you smile and hopefully bring some warm fuzzies your way!

We hope you enjoy the fun twist we’re giving our valentines this year and that you’re inspired to play along with us!  We love hearing what you think about our projects, so please leave us some comments along the way.  You never know,  yours might win you a $50 gift certificate to spend at the SNS online store!

Once again, I get the fun of kicking things off here with my card!  I kept on the trend I started with my last card, working with shades of PINK Distress Ink (can’t wait to add Kitsch Flamingo into the mix!), this time using them to watercolor on some Distress Mixed Media Heavystock.

I’ve used some older Tim Holtz stamps that I know are faves of a lot of people, the crazy dogs!  My card features images from the mini cats & dogs stamp set and the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment from the Crazy Talk stamps.  The hearts & chocolate box are from the mini bird crazy & things set (it’s not in stock, but here’s the larger version if you want to pair it with the original sized stamps).

I started with two half sheets of heavystock.  On one, I did some ink blending & smooshing with a variety of pinks, layering the colors for some fun texture.  On the second I stamped a few dog images in Archival Black Ink, and painted around them with the same mixture of colors, picking up ink that was left on my work surface.  I then die cut a variety of  sizes of hexagon tiles out from both of the papers.

Once cut, I added some details with smaller stamps, some tone-on-tone & some black to mix things up.  A Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen was a fun touch to add shimmer to the details.  As a bonus, it also made for some really pretty smooshes for a marbled look on some of my tiles when I ‘mopped’ it up off my work surface!  A few touches of Honey Gold Glitter Drops also added a fun touch.

For finishing touches, I used foam squares under the sentiment and the box of chocolates.  I also added some tiny paper flowers & bits of bling for a bit of texture.  I kept debating whether I should color in the dog images, but in the end I’m quite pleased with the monochromatic look this card has, keeping the images black & white (or cream, in this case).  I hope you like it too!  I’ve got a few extra tiles cut out that I’m hoping to work into another card to share with you soon!

Now that you’ve seen my card, here’s the full hop order!  Next up, you’ll visit Kia… be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win a sweet $50 gift certificate at SNS!

Tara (you are here!)
Happy Hopping!
Inky Hugs & Puppy Love,

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27 Responses to “Puppy Love: SNS February 2021 Blog Hop”What You're Saying

  1. OMGosh – this is so stinkin’ cute!! I love the different images in the hexagons. It creates a great movement vibe.

  2. Giselle D. says:

    Those crazy dogs are so fun! Great card!

  3. This is such a fabulous card Tara. Love your design.

  4. Meghan Kennihan says:

    What an awesome design! I LOVE the hexagons and DARLING PUPPY! So cute!

  5. Mary-Frances Gray says:

    Oooh, great design! I’m always looking for new ways to use these stamps. 🙂

  6. I love what you’ve done with this stamp set. I have it but have never thought of using it like this. The hexigons are perfect. Thanks for making me smile and loving this card.

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    I love the hex tiles and super cute pups! Fun Valentine’s Day card!

  8. Debbie P says:

    Fantastic card. Love the dogs , they are so cute. Thank you.

  9. Mary-Anne V says:

    What a fun card..love the cool tiles and how you left the images white. I was happy with your puppy love theme when I saw it because we get our puppy today!

  10. Lynn Lindsay says:

    This card is gorgeous. I love the Kraft cardstock with the rich color. The hexagons are such a fun design element.

  11. Robin says:

    Love the unique layout!

  12. Katniss Fan says:

    I like all of the hexagons and cute dogs. Nice card.

  13. Karen Gilmore says:

    This is a super cute card. I would have never thought to use a hexagon die set to cut out Valentine’s images 🙂

  14. Allison Cope says:

    How super cute is that puppy love card Tara! Love all those fun hexagons!

  15. carol says:

    I’m absolutely in ‘ruff’ with your puppy card! Such an eye-catching design with the palette, hexagons and, of course, the stars of the stage: your ‘crazy’ dogs! Love this! Thank you for the smiles.

  16. Tina Benedet says:

    I love the hexagons Tara – the perfect shape for this card. Very inspiring to get busy.

  17. Alma Dirpaul says:

    What a great card. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  18. Carol Wortman says:

    You are right. One of my favorite stamps, but I havent seen it this cute… the little heart in a small cut is brilliant, gonna use that. Terrific card. Thanks for the chance to get new goodies. Stay safe Ms. Tara.

  19. Denise Bryant says:

    I love these cute pups and the hex tiles! Fun Valentine card!

  20. Carla Hundley says:

    Looks adorable and
    so fun!
    Carla from Utah

  21. Patti Lawn says:

    The Tim Holtz dogs are my favorite stamps!

  22. Meme says:

    Just love your card. Thank you so much for sharing it.
    Meme from Illinois

  23. Carrie Erickson says:

    Love this card Tara. Such a great way to use those stamps.

  24. Cheryl Taylor says:

    I love this card. The hexagon tiles make it so unique! I love the red, white, and black colour scheme!

  25. Cheryl Taylor says:

    Such an adorable card! The pupy is so cute. I love the black and white frame you created. Thanks for sharing!

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