Saturday Spotlight: Kimberly Rendino

Hello everyone! Welcome to May Saturday Spotlight guest artist feature, where each month our guest will bring you inspiration using our newest Clearly Whimsy Stamps!

For this month's Saturday Spotlight, the talented Kimberly Rendino has created a gorgeous card using the Playful Pups and Playful Pups Add Ons stamp sets! You can find these in the Whimsy Stamps shop!

I love how Kimberly used both sets together to create a super adorable scene! She also created some amazing dimension with the dog house; coupled with her beautiful coloring skills, this little scene just pops off the card!

Let's hear a bit about this card from Kimberly herself:

Adding dimension to elements on a card can really take it to the next level! The old saying “You’re in the doghouse” was the inspiration for my card, so I really wanted to make the cute pup appear to be inside the doghouse in a way that stamping and masking directly on my cardbase could not. 

I made sure to edge each individual piece with a black Copic marker before gluing them all together - once stacked, that black really added to the dimensional feel! The doghouse was a very simple shape to cut out, so cutting eight of them out really didn’t take much time at all. Another quick tip is to highlight an area with a bit of Distress Ink. 

 Once I had everything together, I felt like something was missing - I was able to buff on some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink behind where I intended to place the doghouse element for a hint of a soft sky. 

 Hope you’ve enjoyed my project today - I can’t wait to see what you create with your Whimsy stamps!

Thank you SO MUCH Kimberly for your fantastic card tutorial! If you do not follow Kimberly already, be sure to check out her blog... she has so much fun inspiration to share! 

Now it's your turn to create!

We have are encouraging you to create something using Kimberly's adorable card as inspiration for your project! Whimsy stamps and/or dies must be used in your project and you can link them below to your blog using the inLinkz link-up tool. We even have a gift certificate up for grabs for a random entry! The link up will close at midnight (Eastern time) on May 31st!

We can't wait to see what you come up with!


  1. I love this card, it looks like if the puppy was jumping out of the doghouse in a few seconds !

    Isabelle Baudin

  2. This is paws-itively adorable, Kimberly! LOL It truly is!

  3. SO darn cute. Love how you recessed the little puppy in the dog house - very inspirational:)

  4. Did you use pop dots or actual glue for the layers?


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