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Sunday, June 12, 2016

One Fancy Wiener Dog + Card Chain Challenge May 2016

Hi folks, thanks for joining me today!

From time to time I participate in the Card Chain Challenge and I must say, it's a lot of fun to do so! People from all around the world participate and send cards to each other. This month, the card I received was from a tiny island called Mauritius and had to travel across the Indian Ocean to make its way to me. How cool is that?!  This fancy dachshund of mine traveled across the world to land in Australia! I just love that it goes global :)



Each month there are four guidelines: sketch, specific materials, specific themes and specific colors.  You can choose to use as many guidelines as you wish, but you have to choose at least one. For this particular card, I chose three: sketch, colored pencils, and dogs.  

I used the long retired stamp sets from There She Goes Stamps to make the dog and the sentiment. I used Prismacolors to color in the tiny canine and his fancy clothes :)  I fussy cut the pieces, then paper pieced to create his super stylish look.  I also stamped the top hat a second time and adhered it with dimensional adhesive for some depth.

I love the look of vellum for many reasons and used it here to soften the background behind the dog. Adhesive shows through vellum very easily, so to avoid that, I just used tape behind the dog then attached him to the card base.

Wrapped some string around the bottom before adding the sentiment, on pop dots, of course, wrote a little note then sent him off on his journey :)

Supplies:
Neenah Solar White card stock
There She Goes Stamps--The Doxie with Moxie and Size Matters
Patterned paper and brown string from stash
Vellum paper
Prismacolor pencils
Dimensional Adhesive
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Gate Fold Card with Window + NON28 + Man Up

Man, it's been a while! I keep wanting to post more often, but I'm telling you that things just keep popping up and I don't have much time to craft at all.  

Happy June! This month we are having a Man Up challenge at Naughty or Nice Challenges! It's the month that celebrates Father's Day, so you'll be making masculine cards any way, so why not join us in the fun?! Naughty or nice, just make sure to follow the rules :) You can interpret the theme any way you want, so I decided to make a masculine card for my dad who just completely redid my laundry room and it looks AH-MAZING!!!! He is such a handy guy and did a fantastic job! My husband and I both absolutely love it and I WANT to do laundry in it :) Thanks, Dad! I love you :)




I loved the idea of a gate fold card with a window, but I didn't like the reality of it. I'm telling you that this card and I DID NOT get along. We didn't play well at all and I really don't think I will ever, ever make another card like this again! It took hours. Seriously.  Ugh. I'm glad it turned out really cute because the process of making it just plain sucked!

We love dogs and have two; my parents have one. I thought a dog card with the sentiment would be perfect. Too bad one of my dogs had a stomach bug and had diarrhea everywhere in my craft room not long after I completed the card. I WAS NOT happy about dogs at that point, but thankfully I got over it quickly so I didn't have to re-do it LOL

I honestly couldn't even tell you how I made this card because it was that traumatic LOL It was a miserable process so I'm sorry I can't be of more help with that. I can however tell you what supplies were used:

Supplies:

Neenah Solar White card stock\
Kraft card stock
Patterned paper from stash
Mama Elephant Playful Pups Stamp Set
There She Goes Stamps Size Matters Stamp Set
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
\Acrylic block
ATG tape and tape runner
Paper trimmer
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval--Small

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see some of you join in this challenge!