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
A super creation for our ‘Something New’ theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.
Thanks for the kind words, Brenda!
Beautiful card and I’m sure your friend will love it! I love all the blue sparkle especially all those little hearts! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.
Thanks so much Michelle! I hope it will bring a smile to his face. 🙂
Love your adorable “pup film!” Super cute card, and those puppies are so darn cute! Thanks so much for sharing your “winter blues” with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura
Awww thanks Maura! My pups are certainly in my life film! 🙂 lol
this is precious, cute design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!
sparkle & shine, kindness *~*
Thanks so much Teresa!
Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Thank yo so much for leaving this crafty love!
Stunning card, a friend indeed! Lovely images and design.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m
Thanks so much Mervi! This was so much fun to craft!
That is so sweet! I think it may just cheer him up a bit. Dating sucks. You put your heart out there and hope it won’t get shredded. No guarentees that’s for sure
Yes, he’s such a sweet guy. I know the right woman is out there for him. It’s just sad to see him so broken up by this woman…. I hope this card cheers him up.
Beautiful card, very sweet. Sad situation.
Thank so much Michelle. I hope this card brings a smile to my friend’s face.
Your card is soooo cute! Just love everything you have in it. Thank you so much for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again Soon! DT~Jana Forrest.
Awww thanks so much Jana!
These pups are so cute. What a great way to remind your friend how awesome he is. I am sure he loved it!
Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.
Thanks so much Rae Ann! Yes, he says he reads it most mornings to help him get his head on right for the start of the day. 🙂
A fab card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional wishes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT The Sketchy Challenges)
PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…
You’re always so kind! Thanks Melanie!