Whether you are an animal lover or not you have to admit this card is absolutely adorable, I can just picture myself sitting on the bench, petting the dog maybe a little anxious the  bird might relieve itself on me;)

I just love the brick pathway stamp and the two step stamps for the dog, squirrel, bird and plant…no need to color! You can put all the images you’re using Basic Black ink on your stamparadus and  you can  stamp with Basic Black and Versa Mark all at the same time. I heat embossed the plant, bird, dog & squirrel then tried to use the second step, it worked out okay for the squirrel, dog and bird but the leaves are so thin I couldn’t get the stamp to work so I just colored it in. Either way it’s so easy to whip up an adorable card for any occasion.

Card Recipe:


  • Whisper White card stock 8½ x 5½, scored at 4¼, 3 3/4 x  5, scraps for animals and bench
  • Real Red 5 1/4 x 4

Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Sheltering Tree
  • Sitting Pretty
  • Pretty Park (save 10% if you order the bundle)


  • Basic Black ink pad
  • Versa Mark ink pad
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Real Red ink pad for bricks
  • Soft Suede ink pad for tree trunk and squirrel (I stamped off for the fill)
  • Balmy Blue ink pad for the sky
  • Mossy Meadow ink pad for the grass
  • Garden Green ink pad for the tree leaves and fill on the plant
  • Cajun Craze ink pad for the pot


  • Big Shot
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stamparadus
  • Heat Gun