You know those tiny stamps in a stamp set that often go unnoticed or unused? Well, I took up the MFT Background Challenge and decided to gather some of my favorite dog-themed stamp sets and use only the tiny stamps to create a fun CAS card.
I used stamps from MFT “You Make My Tail Wag,” MFT “You Have My Heart,” Gerda Steiner Designs “Howl Are You?” and Lawn Fawn’s “Critters in the Dog Park.” I positioned them around on my MISTI (after all if I messed up a stamp I needed to be able to repeat the stamping) and used MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.
Then I used the following Copic colors to color up the images:
Fire hydrant: R22, 05, 29
Purple bone: V12, 15, 17
Sausage: E04 and 07
Dog bowl: B12, 14, 18
Orange bone: YE00
Tennis ball: Y11 and 15
Green newspaper: YT03 and 09
Fetch stick: E84 and 87
Yes, there are a lot of colors (in fact, all the colors of the rainbow and more!); I wanted to make this card bright and cheerful. Plus I figured I could use any colors I wanted since the images could be dog squeeky or plush toys (rather than real bones for example).
Then to make the sentiment banner, I used VersaMark ink and Recollections Snow Pearl Embossing Powder on black card stock to stamp out and heat emboss “You’re Pawsitively Awesome.” I popped that up on double sided foam adhesive to add a little dimension and flanked it with two black enamel dots.
The card was still “missing something” so I decided to make a little striping for the bottom edge to give it a little visual weight. I used a black and white striped washi tape on white card stock and glued that to the edge. To create a clean edge, I also cut a thin trip of black card stock and glued that to the top edge of the washi strip.
Lastly, I added some doodled dots with a sparkly Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen around each of the stamped images. That seemed to finish the card off nicely!
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS Stripes Challenge
CAS-ual Fridays Tic Tac Toe – enamel dots, no patterned paper, sparkle
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Color Challenge Twist – Black, Red and Yellow
Virginia’s View All About Colors Challenge