Dog gone cute birthday

My father-in-law has a little brown dog similar to ours (they are actually related to each other). I wanted to incorporate the pup into his birthday card. I used the party hat from the No Bones about It set which gives a great touch to the turtle.

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Papers Used: Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Moroccan Night DSP

Inks Used: Basic Black, Dapper Denim

Stamps Used: Bella & Friends, No Bones about It, Party Wishes (retired), Big on Birthdays

Other: Watercolor Pencils

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Thoughtful Branches sympathy cards

I recently had a custom order request which included 6 sympathy cards. I knew I could make six cards of the same design but I wanted to make a few different options; I’m sharing two of them here today. Both are made with the leaf in the Thoughtful Branches retired stamp set and the sentiment from the Thoughts and Prayers set. I like the simplicity of the cards.

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Papers Used: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Neutrals DSP

Inks Used: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz

Stamps Used: Thoughts & Prayers, Thoughtful Branches sentiment (retired)

Other: Pear Pizzazz ribbon

 

The second one was inspired by a card I saw online.

 

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Papers Used: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz

Inks Used: Pear Pizzazz

Stamps Used: Thoughts & Prayers, Thoughtful Branches sentiment (retired)

 

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Global Design Project layout challenge

I love the variety of the Global Design Project challenges – this week I participated in their sketch challenge. Here is the sketch that inspired my card:

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I love the color combination in the By The Shore Designer Series paper so I paired the sketch challenge with some of this great DSP.

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Papers Used: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, By the Shore DSP

Inks Used: Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron

Stamps Used: Flower Patch, Thoughtful Branches sentiment (retired)

Other: Flower Fair Farmelits

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Dogs are the best

Growing up, we never had any pets -unless you count the few weeks with a goldfish! When I met my now husband, I also met (and fell in love with) his dog Hannah. Hannah’s fur is a light brown (see below for a photo of her) and I wanted to make the dog look like her so I used my aqua painter in Sahara Sand ink. Since the stamp already has a heart around the dog’s collar and the sentiment refers to a heart, I used the framelits from the Everyday Jars to add a row of hearts to the bottom.

I think anyone would be happy to receive this card and it would also be great for pet sitters, dog walkers, groomers, and veterinary staff.

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Here is Hannah – my inspiration for this card.

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Papers Used: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Watercolor Paper, It’s My Party DSP

Inks Used: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Stamps Used: Bella & Friends

Other: Aqua Painter, Whisper White Ribbon, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Everyday Jars Framelits

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Sympathy Card

When it comes to making sympathy cards, I prefer a very clean and simple look. For this card, I used the copper emboss powder for the Thoughts & Prayers tree and I love the look of copper and navy together. I used the bone folder to create a border in the layer under the navy.

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Papers Used: Whisper White, Night of Navy

Inks Used: Night of Navy, Versa Mark

Stamps Used: Thoughts & Prayers

Other: Copper Embossing Powder

 

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Card Challenge

Today I participate in the Global Design Project theme challenge: winged creatures and went with fireflies. Although it is still February, spring has arrived here in South Carolina with flowers and trees in bloom. That means that summertime and fireflies will be here before you know it!

I love the pop that the copper embossing powder provides on the jar lid

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Papers Used: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Watercolor Paper

Inks Used: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy

Stamps Used: Jar of Love

Other: Copper Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter

 

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Happy Birthday: Tools

My husband reminded me that his uncle’s birthday is coming up so today I decided to work in his card. Since retiring, his uncle has started taking up woodworking and we actually got to see a piece he made at Christmas. I figured the Nailed It stamp set would be perfect for his card. I also used the Big on Birthdays Set that I highlighted in a previous post.

IMG_0701.JPGPapers Used: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Retired DSP

Inks Used: Basic Black, Pacific Point, Watercolor Pencils

Stamps Used: Big on Birthdays, Nailed It

 

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