My sister-in-law and her family just got their first dog! I am so happy for them, especially since the 2 boys have been wanting a dog for over 10 years! The new pup’s name is Luna, so I thought it would be fun to combine a few different stamp sets to create a personalized moon-themed welcome fur baby card.
The sky background was created by blending Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. In order to achieve a yellow glow around the moon, I first stamped the moon on the card base and blended the inks around that circle. For a starry night look, I splattered some water with my fingers to bleach out the ink, and I also splattered on some watered-down white acrylic paint with a toothbrush to create a wealth of stars.
To create the moon, used the layering moon stamps from the Altenew “To the Moon and Back” stamp set. To give it visual depth, I stamped the base circle stamp with the Tsukineko Brilliance Moonlight White Pigment Ink and the Lawn Fawn Manatee Premium Dye Ink. For the next layer, I used Lawn Fawn Hippo and for the last layer, I used Lawn Fawn Storm Cloud Premium Dye Inks. After fussy cutting out the moon, for a bit of shine and subtle visual texture, I used VersaMark Ink with clear embossing powder and heat embossed the whole moon. I popped this up on fun foam for added dimension when I adhered it to the night sky background.
The foxes and rabbits looking up at the moon are from the Lawn Fawn “Upon a Star” stamp set. I know this odd pack of rabbits and foxes would never happen in reality but these adorable animals represent my sister-in-law’s family: the bunnies are the girls and the foxes represent the boys. I used the following Copic colors to give them all a warm moon-lit glow:
Foxes: YE12, E35 with W1 for tail
Rabbits: C2, C4 and C6
I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Die to create a silhouetted foreground on which the family of foxes and rabbits could stand. But before I used foam dots to pop them on, I blended on some Squeezed Lemonade Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink to give the ground a bit of moonlight glow too. I also decided to heat emboss the sentiment, “LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK” from the Altenew “To the Moon and Back” stamp set on this black base with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder.
For the back of the card, I used the My Favorite Things “New Best Friend” stamp set to heat emboss the puppy and the sentiment, “Congratulations on Your New FURBALL.” Then to give it a finished look, I doodled some dots and dashes around the edges. I decided to back the card with black card stock and heat emboss this with more Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder rather than create a traditional card that opens so that this could easily be framed in a shadow box frame (which I’m sending in the new puppy care package that I’m sending with this card) without adding too much additional bulk.
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The following is a process video of creating this card:
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Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
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Lawn Fawnatics For the Guys Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
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