My friend was recently heart broken when his now ex-girlfriend broke up with him to go back to her ex-boyfriend. Oh the drama! He has been feeling so blue that I wanted to try to cheer him up and let him know he’s in my thoughts, and I think he’s PAWsome. 🙂
My friend is a lover of dogs and basketball. He is also a percussionist (drummer) and is working on a passion project that hopefully will become the next big start-up business. To remind him of all these things that are important to him, I decided to make him a personalized card. I recently got the Mama Elephant “Little Dog Agenda”, and I was happily surprised to see all of these things were represented in this set.
I Copic colored up four of the dogs and fussy cut them out with a small white border with my favorite Fiskars Spring Loaded Scissors:
Percussion (holding maracas) Dog: E33, E23, B01 and B16
Basketball Dog: E33, E23, YR00, YR12, YR16
Going to the Bank Dog: E33, E23, W1, Y11, YG25
Heart Hugging Dog: E33, E23, R14 and R27
To frame all the pups, I used the Diemond Dies “Film Strip Die”. I love how this die works so well with small stamps like this and makes them all look so special. I wanted this to be a masculine card with mostly blues, but I also wanted it to have a little sparkle, so I die cut the film strip from blue glittered card stock. Remember my readers can get 10% off and FREE worldwide shipping at Diemond Dies on all orders of $35 or more.
For the card front, I decided to use the hearts strip from the new-to-me Neat & Tangled border die set called, “Tiny Cuts Die”. I also used the die on some blue glitter card stock and inset each of the tiny glittered blue hearts into the card front. To get the chance to add a sweet paw patterned paper from the Doodlebug Designs Puppy Love 6 x 6 Collection, I decided to die cut the card front with the stitched straight edge die from the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 Die Set just below the row of inset hearts. Where the white card front and the Doodlebug paper meet, I also placed a thin strip of the blue glitter card stock to create a finished border.
For the sentiment, I used the “You’re Pawsitively Awesome” stamp from the My Favorite Things “You Have My Heart” stamp set (retired). After prepping a bit of black card stock with an EK Tools Powder Tool, I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. I hand cut it into a banner shape and popped it up on double sided foam dots just above the inlaid hearts.
The following is a quick video share of this card:
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Something New Challenge
CAS-ual Fridays All that Glitters Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Something New Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Twist Something New Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Wishes Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Winter Blues Challenge