This is a birthday card for my brother's birthday in August and also for the SCS Ways to use it WT480 Challenge of Paper Tole/Pop it up from a few weeks back where you have to pop up part of your image (ie: not layers). In my case, I have 2 layers of my dog and the glittery present is also another layer which you can read about below. Please see this link for the details on the challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...D-t587513.html
I have used my old favourite Penny Black dog stamp which I have used a ton of times in the past for masculine birthday cards. I stamped him onto watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Sepia ink and coloured him with various mediums: Faber-Castell watercolour pencils and Tombow pens using a #2 round paintbrush. I stamped him again so I could have 2 layers to give him some dimension then fussy-cut him. I wanted the present that the dog is holding to stand out against the muted tones so cut some tiny pieces of blue and red glitter cardstock and glued them onto the present.
The diecut 'Happy Birthday' is a Memory Box die which I really love. I added the strip of designer paper near the bottom of the cardstock to balance out the card elements then tied on some Darice Hemp cord. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying. I had trouble with the bow and tails sitting flat so ended up gluing them down with some Fabric glue. The card is a top-opening card so that made it nice and easy to tie on the cord.
Lastly, I glued on the paw pad button using Glossy Accents and corner-punched the bottom corners.
Finished size is 125mm x 125mm or 5 inches x 5 inches.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 68409
Sun, Jul 06, 2014 @ 10:55 AM
I always wish I had more of the PB dog stamps; I believe I only have the one with the rose, and that's a small one in a clear set. The die-cut birthday message makes a great "base" for the sweet dog to be sitting on, and I love the way you've popped up his sparkly birthday gift!
Don't lose it before August - that would be my worry when I make cards (other than Christmas) too far ahead!.