This is a birthday card I made for my brother-in-law.
The image was stamped onto 140lb watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and coloured with a mix of Tombow pens + Faber-Castell, Lyra and Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and a small paintbrush. I stamped the image again and cut out just the dog bowl/candle and coloured them. I then popped the dog bowl/candle up on dimensionals to give the image a bit of depth. I chalked around the image with Kaisercolour blue chalk and then added some yellow chalk to add a glow around the candle and added a little to the dog where there would be a bit of glowing candle-light on him. I also added a little bit of Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the candle flame to make it sparkle - I can get away with that on a man's card can't I?!
I have no idea who made the dotty background designer paper - it is one-sided and there is no name on it. If you know, please leave me a comment below so I can update my Card Details. The green designer paper is by My Mind's Eye: Lil' Robots Gizmo Gears from 2010.
The sentiment is a freebie stamp that came with a Quick Cards Made Easy magazine ages ago - "The Wild Ones" clear set designed by Adam Pescott.
The cardstock base and the side panel have had their layers trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements as it is easier for me to tie the knot on a separate piece so that I can get both the ribbon and knot to to sit flat. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
I diecut some stars out of green glitter cardstock using my Memory Box Celestial Bodies die set and Big Shot and glued them around the main panel. Lastly, I glued on the blue buttons using Glossy Accents. I sewed some matching thread through them first just to make them look finished: I don't like 'naked' buttons on my cards - guess I am a little quirky LOL!
Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 23974
Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 3:04 AM
This is sooooo cute! I love that image with that cute little dog and the cute little candle in its bowl. Awwww! Your soft coloring is wonderful too. I am so glad you commented on my card so I would know to come visit and discover your wonderful gallery! Cute stuff!
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