I have not had the time to join a lot of challenges lately due to spending time updating my blogs with my new book covers, and also with marketing.
So I was very pleased to make a bit of time yesterday to create two cards. (I posted one of them yesterday.) This one is for the Just Us Girls Word Week challenge, which is dogs.
As it happens, I only have two stamp sets that include dogs. Or should I say, a dog. This one, which is from Hampton Art, and was a gift from a friend, and another one from Close to my Heart, which is a silhouette stamp.
I decided the Hampton Art one was much more fun to play with.
The dog with the parachute is one stamp, and the birthday banner is another, but I did a bit of line drawing, and hooked them up together.
I did some very basic colouring with Copics, and was finished. But I wasn’t happy. I felt the background was too bare. So I took the biggest cloud stamp from SU Sky’s the Limit set, and added a few clouds, then sponged some blue in the background to be sure everyone knew it was meant to be the sky. (I stamped the clouds onto some vellum first to make sure I wasn’t going to wreck the whole thing!)
I added the top panel onto some SU Crisp Cantaloupe, and then it was done.
Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!
Super card C. recognize ‘that stamp’ and put to good use. The clouds are a great finish.
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Your cards are beautiful. Will need to try and find the dog stamp.
Thank you for sharing.
What a fun card. I love the dog going for a ride that way.
Thanks Ina. I wondered if you’d remember it was you who gave me the stamp set.
The card looked quite empty without the clouds, I felt.
Thanks so much, Linda. Yes, do find it and join in the fun!
Thanks Verna. Most of my cards are traditional, so not really fun. That’s why I chose this stamp set.
I love that dog floating around on a hot air balloon! and it was genius of you to tie the banner to it! Fabulous!
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Thanks so much, Karen. I wanted to find a way to include in on the parachute, and this was the simplest way!
Cheryl, Your card came together perfectly! Love the look on the dogs face with his tongue hanging down. The background looks perfectly light and the added clouds was a nice touch! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!
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Thanks so much Nancy. Yes, that dog looks very cheeky!!
Love your parachuting dog! So cute! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!
Thanks so much, Lisa!