Welcome August and a new release at Whimsy Stamps! Before I get to today's "Happy Hamster's" card, let me tell you a sad little story about a not-so-happy hamster. . . the pet one I had when I was around 10 or 12 years old. My poor little guy (or girl, maybe? How do we even know the gender of a hamster?!) tragically died by choking on a piece of broccoli that I didn't cut small enough for him. Yup, I am a ruthless hamster
murderess. . . It's untimely death still haunts me to this day, so I wasn't sure to laugh or cry when I received this new stamp set from Whimsy! Also, I'm pretty sure that I have always thought the word was "hamPster", so here's to learning something new today!
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The base of this slimline card is made from Neenah Solar White 80 lb cardstock. Using the new Birthday Slimline dies, I cut the frame from Crumb Cake cardstock. I created an ink blended background on a 8" x 3" piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on the top 1/3 of the card, Broken China Distress Oxide ink in the middle and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink on the lower 1/3 of the card. I then spritzed the cardstock with water to develop those ink splotches. I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner in Bermuda Bay ink.
I stamped the hamster images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I colored the images with Copic markers and then die cut them using the coordinating "Happy Hamsters" dies. I adhered the die cut images to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
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