This is my last guest designer project for Maymay Made It, and I wanted to make a project from the heart. It’s an inside-out peek-a-boo card, and I think it expresses my love of dogs perfectly.
I started with a cream colored card base and created my own background with the Docrafts Wooden Boards Background Stamp. I wanted to match the Stampin’ Up! rosy colored card stock from the Affectionately Yours collection so I used Simon Says Stamp Rose Apple Premium Ink.
I then cut the card base down so that it would be 6″ x 4.25″ (this is slightly taller than a standard A2 size but I wanted plenty of room for my image and sentiment inside the card).
I next worked on the inside of the card. I printed from my computer the saying that inspired this card, “Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never had a dog.”
Then I used the MISTI and stamped in the lower 2/3 an adorable C.C. Designs image of a girl cuddling her puppy; it’s called Birthday Puppy. I set this aside to Copic color later, but I needed it figure out the positioning of the heart window on the card front.
I used the Darice Love Theme Embossing Essentials and embossed the card front with the scalloped heart frame die and a Sizzix Silicone Embossing Mat, using the girl and the puppy stamp to approximate the positioning of the die on the card front.
I next used an X-Acto knife to cut out the center heart to create a window in the card front. To create a bit of dimension and add stability to the card front, I die cut the XOXO and the scalloped heart frame three times each and glued them stacked all together with Art Glitter Glue (the Fine Tip Nozzle makes this easy). I positioned the XOXO in the upper third of the card front and the stacked scalloped heart frames around the heart window I had cut out by hand.
To soften the card a bit, I rounded the two right corners with the 3/8″ side of a We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, and I did the same to the inside of the card liner piece too. I also inked the edges of the card front and the card liner with more Simon Says Stamp Rose Apple Ink to give a finished look.
Before attaching the card liner piece to the inside of the card, I colored the little girl and her pup with the following Copic colors:
Skin: E50, E51, E21, R20
Puppy: W0, W1, W3 and R30
Hair and shoes: B01, C5, C7, C9
Socks: C00 and C1
Pillow, puppy’s scarf, and girl’s dress: BG11, BG13, R24, R27 and R29
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The following is a start to finish process video of making this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Monochrome Challenge – mostly reds
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Halloween Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge