Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Dog of a Different Color

Recently I've had need for some cards for my friends with pets. Viva Las Vegastamps! has over 2500 animal stamps--many breeds of dogs and cats are represented--including some amazing sayings to go with them. This wonderful dalmatian stamp, bone, and sentiments came in a pound of rubber that I ordered and are perfect for these projects. I paired them with a whimsical Mary Vogel Lozinak flower background and created two quirky cards. They will brighten my friends' day and I hope they bring a smile to your day as well!
For these projects you will need:

foam squares
ribbon & silk flowers
Black Dye Ink and Spring Collection Distress Colors
versamark watermark pad & chalk
The bone was stamped on a thing strip with Versamark and then dusted with the Purple Pearl Mixer. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of white and Miracle Tape was used to adhere the pieces together. The foam squares were used to raise the strip up just enough to catch the easel.
The background was 2nd generation stamped using the flower background and the spring collection Distress Inks--a second generation stamping occurs when you stamp your image off once and then then second time. I love the pale ink showing through the stamped Dalmatian. For the scarf, I used the same ribbon as was attached across the card with Miracle Tape. I tied a not and then zapped the ribbon with the heat tool to melt the ribbon and make it crinkle.  Sakura Hobby Crafts 3D Crystal Lacquer was added to the eyes and nose to give them a real doggy gloss!

I loved the look of the flowers showing through the dog...I wanted to take it a bit further and I had this fun paw print ribbon in purple that would be perfect.

This time I stamped the flower background just once to get more vibrate colors. I once again stamped the dalmatian in black and then chalked my dog purple for a dog "of a different color" and added some Distress Ink dies to white flowers and stamped the sentiment on a small piece of card stock. The flowers were added to the sentiment with Miracle Tape. Again the eyes and nose were glossed with Crystal Lacquer. 

Don't forget that this month's challenge is FLOWERS--you could win a $25 gift certificate to be used in the store.

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SalonD'Arte said...

Fabulous card Leslie! I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE your PURPLE Dalmation...so "Ooh-La-La..." : )

Molossus said...

You had me at Dalmation and then wowed me with your fantastic layout!

grandmalee said...

Love the cards, and I also have lots of friends that would appreciate cards like these. I love how you added the Crystal Lacquer to the eyes and nose. What a great idea. I've also never tried hitting my ribbon with the heat gun to make it crinkle. Another technique to add to the arsenal! Thanks! I love all of the awesome dog and other animal sayings that you can get at VLVS. One of my favorites is, "My dog isn't spoiled, I'm just well trained!"

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if instructions were given on how the card is folded. Neat card!