Thursday, March 25, 2010
Four Legged Friend
Today's cute card was created combining three challenges that are going on right now. The first is the OWH Stars and Stamps mid-week challenge. The challenge is to create any card using a four legged friend. I picked up this doggie stamp set from Michael's a few weeks back because it had this adorable poodle stamp. The poodle reminded me of my little guy, Slater, who passed away a year ago. It was too emotional this first time using the stamp to color the poodle as a male dog so I decided to color it as a female.
I used this weeks OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge for the layout. I enlarged the image quite a bit to fit my fluffy, curly poodle on there. I also left off the sentiment. In making this card I also used this month's Stamps R Us challenge which is to make a card using any distressing technique. So, I distressed the edges of both pieces of patterned paper although it is a little hard to tell in this photo. I really like how the distressed edges soften the look of this card and blend the patterned paper with the cardstock.
My card base is a half sheet of Pretty In Pink cardstock folded in half. Next I cut a slightly smaller piece of Brittany patterned paper and distressed the edges before attaching to the card base. For the strip across the center I cut a 2 x 5 1/2 piece of Pretty In Pink cardstock and punched both sides using the Scallop Edge Punch. I layered it with a 1 inch strip of distressed Jaime patterned paper. I paper pierced along the scallop border before attaching the strip to the card base. After it was attached, I wrapped the grosgrain ribbon around the card base and taped the ends down in front where they are covered up by the image. I made a pretty bow and attached it on the right side using a glue dot.
The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White using the Woof Woof stamp set and colored in using my new Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Gamsol. I die cut and embossed the image to fit a 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 square using my Classic Squares Small Nestabilities and layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Pretty In Pink cardstock die cut with the Classic Scalloped Squares Small Nestabilities. Poodles are typically show dogs so to add some sparkle I added Kaiser Rhinestones around the image along the scalloped border.
Thanks for coming by and hope you have a great day!
Stamps: Woof Woof (Recollections); Paper: Pretty In Pink, PTI White, Brittany and Jaime (PaperLoft Slug Bug Collection); Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor Colored Pencils PC929 and PC1076; Other: Classic Scalloped Squares Small and Classic Squares Small Nestabilities, Scallop Edge Punch, Distressing, Paper Piercing, Kaiser Rhinestones, Mounting Tape, Glue Dot and Gamsol.