Friday, June 9, 2017

Crazy Awesome

Hi everyone and thanks for visiting!  For this post I am joining 3 challenges - Freshly Made Sketches, Stamp, Ink, Paper and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  I love the sketch by Jen B at Freshly Made Sketches for this week's challenge - it has so many possibilities (okay, most FMS sketches do but I just really love this one).  Immediately I knew what I wanted to make.  For the challenges at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and at Stamp, Ink, Paper, the theme is masculine cards.  While my card isn't specifically "masculine" (e.g. Father's Day) I could definitely see sending it to one of my grandsons.

I have to say a HUGE thank you to the team at SIP for the blog candy I won at their 100th challenge. Oh my, so, so much goodness (multiple stamp sets, one with matching dies, gift packaging sets, designer series paper stacks and other goodies).  Thank you so much, SIP design team, for your incredible generosity!!

This card was so quick and easy, I could see myself replicating it in the future for multiple occasions.  I started off by trimming down the designer paper from MFT (part of my SIP blog candy) and layering on slightly larger panels of Stampin' Up Soft Sky, which was then adhered to the Neenah Solar White card base according to the sketch.  Next I stamped one of the cute dogs from the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs on Strathmore Bristol paper with Versafine Onyx Black, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I decided to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the image because the set I acquired has an amazing assortment of brown colors, and I was able to pick one that complemented the dsp.

Okay, I just I love this pooch image!  When I met my husband many, many years ago, he had a truly crazy but totally lovable female dog named Zeke.  She was a Beagle/Dachshund mix, very smart but very stubborn independent, and loved to (when she was in the mood LOL!) chase balls (in addition to cats and squirrels that would taunt her by wandering into our yard!).  This image really reminds me of her!

The sentiment is from the lovely Big Scripty Greetings designed by Kristina Werner for Simon Says Stamp. It was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder, after which I fussy cut with Paper Snip scissors.  I used foam tape to add the sentiment as well as the dog and ball to the front of the card, and I was done!

Thanks so much for visiting.  I've added links to the respective challenges above so be sure to use them and head over to enjoy so much great DT inspiration.


Product details
Stamps:  Crazy Dogs (Tim Holtz), Big Scripty Greetings (SSS)
Paper:  #110 Neenah Solar White, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up), Strathmore Bristol, Plaid Pattern 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Clear embossing powder; Crazy Dogs Framelits; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Light Brown, Violet, Yellow, Yellow Green, Light Blue, Black; Uni-bal Gold Gel pen, Kuretake Water Brush, Paper Snips


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Stef :-) such a cute little pup and the plaid paper and layout IS awesome :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Kelly S. said...

Sooo cute!! Love the coloring and the plaid!!

Jen Brum said...

What a fun card! I love that pooch! Great colouring! The background paper is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Amy O said...

What a cute image! And your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

LeAnne said...

I'll bet Zeke was a lot of fun, and so is this card! Your coloring is amazing, and I just love that plaid background! So glad you shared this with Stamp Ink Paper this week!

Lisa Altman said...

Your card is absolutely adorable!! I love the plaid, and how it looks with the colors you chose for your puppy. Those crazy dogs are among my favorite, go-to, stamps. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!!