Last week was the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop and I manage to make something each day. Wow, that was a lot of work, but it paid off because I actually won a prize. Yay for me! This week we have actually had some abnormally nice weather so I took a crafty break for a few days and spent a bunch of time outside with the kids. I even got to do some hammock relaxing while the baby napped.
Today’s card is a one for two’er and was created for the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Sketch Challenge and the Jaded Blossom Tick Tack Toe Challenge.The cute puppy is from Newton’s Nook “Woof Pack” stamp set. Using my MISTI, I stamped the stamp using Rich Coco Memento Ink and then colored it using Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils. After he was all colored I fussy cut him out using my Tim Holtz mini scissors.That cute little puppy needed some grass to sit on, so using my Polychromos I quickly scribbled in the grass, tree, and sky and then using a blending stump and gamsol I smoothed out all the pencil lines. Using my Sizzix BIGkick and a cross-stitched die I cut the shape of the background and then after running the puppy through my Xyron Sticker Maker I attached him to the background.
Now, what to do to the rest of the card. The puppy and his scenery was plenty enough on its own so I decided to keep the rest simple. I embossed the front of my card base using a Darice “Cloud” embossing folder and my BIGkick. Keeping with the sketch theme I added two red faux stitched banners behind my main image piece. After my colored peace and banners were attached to the card front I added a little yellow bow in between the banners that I created using some yellow embroidery floss.So, earlier I mentioned I was also entering this into the Jaded Blossom challenge. From the Tic Tac Toe board I chose blue, animal, and circle. Well of course obviously I have the animal, that cute little puppy. The blue is the sky in the background I created. The circle is my diecut piece which actually is like 3 quarters of a circle. I also can swing the diecut, banner, and birthday row. Clearly I have those red banners which were die cut, and my main colored piece which was diecut as well and, the birthday part is is the sentiment, “LIVE LONG AND PAWSPURR” a Jaded Blossom stamp from their “Party Animal” stamp set. Now that I’m writing this post I see that sentiment is not meant for a dog, but is meant for a cat because, the word”pawspurr” has the word “purr” in it. **Note to self: Don’t craft when you are really sleepy, lol. Anyways, the sentiment was stamped out using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and I then hand cut each word and attached them to the card. My last touch was to add the little paws, that are flat back Dress It Up paws buttons from my craft stash.
I’ve also decided to enter this into both Simon Says Stamp Challenges. Monday’s “All Things Bright and Beautiful” because that scenery for the puppy came out so bright and pretty. Wednesday’s “Anniversary/Wedding“ because that sentiment would also be perfect for an anniversary card.
I’m also linking this up of at The Daily Maker for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.Make sure to check out the challenges I mentioned above, and even if you missed this one there will be a new one with new inspirations.
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