Guest Designing for Top Dog Dies

Friday, September 18, 2015

 
Today I have the pleasure of guest designing for Top Dog Dies.  I have seen several of my friends using them on their projects and I was super excited when they asked me if I'd like to try out some of their newly released, exclusive dies!  They sent me an assortment of Halloween themed dies as well as a border set that can be used on so many other types of projects, not just Halloween.
 
Top Dog Dies Supplies
 
For this first project, I created a large moon backdrop for my spooky bats and tree branch, from the Bats Die Set, with a little masking.  I adhered the tree branch across the window to add dimension and depth.  The word dies were added to the inside and outside of the card so that the sentiment can be read when the card is open or closed.
 
 
Top Dog Dies Supplies
 
For my second project, I used the dies to create stencils. I started by stenciling on the moon.  When that was done, I covered up the moon and sponged on color to create my spooky night background. Then I die cut the tree branch and bats, from the Bats Die Set, from copy paper.  I applied the tree branch stencil so that part of it overlapped the moon to give the illusion that the branch is in front.  Using a sponge dauber and black ink I added color to the stencil.  I did the same for the two bats.  I used the smaller bats in the background.  In the foreground, I added a large bat die cut as well as the Happy and Halloween die cuts.
 
 
Top Dog Dies Supplies
 
For my final card I used everything! The Bats Die Set, the Halloween Die Set, the Happy Die Set, and the Borders #2 Die Set.  I created a fun layered border using the Borders #2 die cut in white, black, and orange.  I created a moon from one of the large scallops of the border die.
 
 
I had so much fun getting the opportunity
to create with Top Dog Dies!
Stop by the store.  In addition to their exclusive dies, they carry stamps and other products from some of our favorite companies.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 



Other Supplies Used
Cardstock: WP9 White, Black, PTI Summer Sunrise
Stamps: WP9 Pocketful Halloween
Ink: WP9 Black, TH Distress Ink
Dies: SSS Stitched Rectangle Dies, WP9 Love Mom Layers Dies

10 comments :

  1. Fabulous classy halloween cards! Love your window design!

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  2. Oh WOW!! These halloween cards are fabulous!!! I LOVE the windows and the fun branch. Great cards!!

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  3. Spook-y-licious! Captivated by the first, loving all three!
    =]

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  4. love making halloween cards and these are just so great and fun!

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  5. Each one of these is so creative! Spooky cute!

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  6. Yay, congrats Kara, I'm so happy for you!! Your cards are fantastic!

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  7. Congrats on your GD spot!! I think all of these are fabulous. I especially like the card with the circle and the branches going across it, its genius!!!

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  8. Congratulations on the guest designer spot. I love these. Such great Halloween cards.

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  9. Congrats on your GD spot at Top Dog dies. You made some wonderful Halloween cards.

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  10. Congratulations Kara on your guest design at Top Dog, you made some amazing projects!

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