Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Crazy Dogs Birthday

Hi there and welcome back!  I thought I would share a card with you that I made for my husband's recent birthday.  It was a milestone one of a sort, so I had to tease him a bit about being an "old dog", and I used the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamp set to create his card.

In full disclosure, while not identical, I was inspired by this post of a card by Laura Bassen that I happened to see on Pinterest here (Tim Holtz - Laura Bassen).

This card was so much fun to create!  I had to make it 5 x 7 inches in order to fit all three dogs onto the front.  I started by first stamping the dogs on Bristol paper, then used Zig markers to color them.  Each one has such a delightful personality, it tickled me to make them come alive with color.  The deflated balloon and party hat are from the Crazy Things stamp set that can be used in conjunction with either the Crazy Dogs or the original Bird Crazy stamp set. 

I chose to use this dog because of the befuddled look, so perfect with the sentiment (how old?)!

This dog kind of has my husband's demeanor hee hee!! (at least on the outside; inside he's an old softy) 

Totally love this little dude, he's a little confused but very excited.

Once the coloring was complete, the dogs were cut out with the matching die set, then adhered on die cut circles of Fog card stock.  A gray Zig marker was used to add shadows at the base of each circle to ground the dogs so they would not appear to be floating in space.  The sentiment was created by using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set, stamping on a scrap of white card stock then using my paper snips to cut out, not worrying about being exactly perfect in my trimming.  I had some wood stars left over from a retired Stampin' Up card kit, which I colored with blue and yellow Zig markers, then added Ranger Glossy Accents to give them a nice shine.  Everything was mounted to a panel that had been stenciled with Distress Ink, then added to the card base.

That wraps up this post!  I hope you enjoyed my card today and, as always, thanks for the visit!


Product details
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs and Crazy Things (accessory stamp set), Labeler Alphabet (SU)
Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Strathmore Bristol, Fog (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink
Other:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Light Brown, Oatmeal, Brown, Dark Brown, Persian Blue, Lemon Yellow, Green, Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray; Uni-ball Gold Gel pen; Halftone Stencil (Altenew); Stitched Shapes Framelit (SU), Wood Stars, Ranger Glossy Accents, Crazy Dogs and Crazy Things Framelits, Clear embossing powder, Kuretake Water Brush

1 comment:

RitaR said...

Lots of love and attention given to this adorable card .... hope your hubby got a good laugh out of it.