July 31, 2014

Top Dog Dies Weekly Post



I have a couple more projects to share with you today using two more of the new release dies over at Top Dog Dies.

First up is the Top Dog Dies Party Drinks Die. Love this die and all of it's possibilities to make fun summer fruity drinks!



I die cut my drink glasses and the actual drinks from vellum. I coloured the backs of the drinks with Copic markers, which you may have seen Lee Ann Barrett do with her Top Dog Dies drink card last week. I realized when I went to adhere the drinks to the card base that with I don't have vellum adhesive, how am I going to adhere them to the card? I used my Xyron to add adhesive to the backs of the drink glasses and drinks. You have to be careful when you have something super sticky, so there were some gymnastics putting the straws into the he glasses just right. I added the salt to the rim of the margarita glass after I had adhered it and the lime was added last.



My second card  uses the new Dog Days of Summer #1 dies.
I created a sympathy card for a dog owner who has lost their pet. It is a more serious take on dies that are so very cute and fun but I find that a pet sympathy card has it's place.




I stamped a fence on the white panel, die cut the dog in dark chocolate, the hydrant in yellow and used the tiny dog banner for the sympathy sentiment.

Fire hydrants are yellow in Canada, what colour are they where you are?



Head over to the Top Dog Dies shop today to see the six new dies released this month.

24 comments :

Lynn said...

Oh...I'm coming to your house for drinks! Two adorable cards.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally love those drinks!!!
love how you have the look of salt on the margarita glass
awesome

Marybeth said...

Love , love ,love your beautiful vellum drinks! Adorable dog card too!
My goodness you had to post 3 things for today!

Lisa said...

HOLY SMOKES Tracey!!! Those drinks are perfection (would love to have seen the gymnastics!!) *wink* The dog card is perfect for their loss. Hydrants are red for the most part. every now and again you see something different!

icardeveryone01 said...

They used to be red, now most are being painted yellow...? At any rate, LOVE your cute creations! Brilliant use of vellum for those drinks... I'd bring my own barstool for one of those...
=] M

Alanna said...

Such fun cards. I really love the first one with those fun drinks.

Jeanne J said...

Oh so smart to add the vellum to your drinks - yummy frosty glasses and your new drink machine.. Sounds like a staycation! Wish I could pop by for a few! Gotta love the doggie too! I like how you put the fence behind him!

Shelly said...

Both are awesome! And suddenly, I feel I could use a drink (or two)! ;) Love!

Annette Allen said...

Girl you are rocking those dies.. love these cards..

Deepti said...

Oh my you are so brilliant to use vellum for the glass dies!! I love it, make me want these dies :)

Anita in France said...

These are both great, Tracey ... the drinks in particular are amazing ... love the salted edges and vellum liquid! Anita :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

both so cute, love the drinks! The fence is perfect, love it!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Your drinks card is so realistic Tracey, and I chuckled at the straw gymnastics :) I like how you coloured and left the glass outline.
The pet sympathy card is really beautiful. There is a need for these cards and I think this one is really perfect.

Sharron said...

These look so cool and frosty--your card is positively amazing! Love the vellum!

Lindsey said...

Fabulous cards! Love how the drinks look swirly.

DIANA L. said...

I love both your cards Tracey, The drink card is especially refreshing.Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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Maria said...

Oh, my! Love those drinks using vellum...perfect! And, love the dog die...sweet!:-)

sandie said...

such a fab design and I am with Lynn...what time for drinks!!

Chrissy Larson said...

Those drinks are AMAZING!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Two really fabulous cards, Tracey! Your drinks look good enough to taste and I love how you created your scene on your 2nd card...so fun@

Barb Ghig said...

My first comment didn't seem to go through...You've done an amazing job on both cards, Tracey! Your drinks look good enough to taste, and I love how you created your scene on the 2nd card...so sweet!

Joyce said...

These are both so cute. Love the festive drinks party, and that dog sympathy card is really sweet--sure to cheer some unfortunate person up.

cm said...

Looks like those 'crafting gymastics' paid off in a big way, because that first card is eye-catching amazing! Salt on the rim = seriously clever, my friend! Your second card: so thoughtful and heart-warming! Yes, acknowledging the loss of the four-legged family members IS important. A most touching card; one that will be treasured!
Hugs~c

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...Tracey, both of your cards are just amazing and so much fun! I love the first one with all the festive looking drinks on it. Just too darn cute!