Thursday, June 7, 2018

neat and tangled release - hot dog

Howdy and welcome to Day 4 of the June Neat & Tangled release countdown and I'm back with my creations with these new products! Today's set is just plain fun.

Today we are showcasing the Hot Dog stamp set and matching dies. I immediately thought of  "baseball, hot dogs, apple and Chevrolet" (you're welcome for the ear worm if you're my age, if you don't know what I'm talking about you better go listen ;)

Anyhoo, since I was thinking all-American, I had to go with red, white and blue, right?

Neat and Tangled Hot Dog stamp
Altenew inks

So, while we're talking "blast from the past", do these jumping hot dogs remind you of the ones at the drive-in that encouraged you to go to the concession stand?

This card was super easy to make because when you have stamp sets that provide two stamps that are mirror images of each other, you can use the reverse of one to add color to the other. 

I stamped the solids first - creating a triangle of each color. See? Then I went back with the outline stamps and stamped them slightly offset. I love this technique cuz I'm not a great colorer. You don't even have to pull out markers or pencils. And it saves lots of time! 

And then, because I had to give one hot dog his place in the limelight, I created a super CAS version. I did pull out a red and yellow marker to dress him up with some mustard and
ketchup ;) I'm more of a mustard gal. Probably cuz of all the bratwurst I eat. And you?

 Neat and Tangled Hot Dog stamp
Neat and Tangled Hot Dog die

The hello strip is stamped (with my MISTI), then I added a strip of washi and for the trophy I swiped some Delicata gold ink onto CS, stamped and die cut it. Can you see the shimmer here? I think this could be a birthday card or just a card to let someone know they're a top dog. Hot dog ;)

Check out the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the inspiration and take part in the daily giveaways! All products showcased this week will be available on Friday, June 8 at 8am EST in the shop.

Thank you for visiting today and thanks to Neat and Tangled for having me! Now how about another,  even more appropriate ear worm... "cuz Oscar Mayer has a way..." . How's that?


Andrea Shell said...

What fun, creative cards! Thanks for the trip down memory lane, too!

Kara Lynne said...

We are soul sisters! I prefer mustard, brats, and of course now I have a few jingles running around my brain! Your designs bring so much fun on a card - twice!

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are amusing cards! :) Great job!

Polka Dot Orchard said...

Both cards look great. You are so creative.

Have a great day,
Polka Dot Orchard

Arianna Barbara said...

Adorable and funny cards!!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Both cards are cute but the first one is my fave using the patriotic color scheme!

Keiren Dunfee said...

The red, white and blue color blocking is such a great idea! Can't wait to try it!

Oliev said...

Great cards!

Inkyfingers said...

What a great technique Maria and I love your cute hot dog cards. Not being from the US, I don't know that song but it sounds fun!
Carol x

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a creative way to color the hot dogs! I love both cards!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

That first card is perfect for summer and could even go patriotic.

Sue D said...

Cute and colorful hot dog cards.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

You’re finishing this card with a pretty fun design !

sharon g said...

Patriotic dogs? I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards! Love the red, white and blue card!

Anita in France said...

Downright fun, Maria! Didn't know either of the jingles ... now I know what I was missing!! Neither ketchup nor mustard pour moi ... I'm more of a basillic girl! Hugs, Anita :)

Ruth said...

These are just genius! Your CAS card with him proud as anything holding his cup - brilliant!!! You've really been showcasing these sets brilliantly. xx

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