Monday, October 21, 2019

My Favorite Things New Best Friend Sketch Challenge 459

Welcome to my blog post for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #459. Here is the layered sketch for the challenge:
I have 3 daughters and they are all huge dog lovers, especially when it comes to puppies. When I saw this set, I just wanted to keep it for my stash, for it makes perfect cards for the family and friends, as well. To begin this card, I stamped the image onto 140lb. Fabriano Hot Press watercolor paper with Scrapbook.com's Premium Black Dye Ink. Hot press paper is smooth, so it works well with stamping.

I like to color at work while I am at lunch, so I generally stamp multiple images and work on them as time permits.
As I mentioned in my last blog post, I just purchased the Arteza Real Brush Pens - the 96 piece set. I do like to have all the colors! Must be a leftover from childhood and the large Crayola sets. I found damping the paper first was helpful in getting the color to spread.
Once all the images that I needed for this card were colored, I ran the full piece through my Brother Scan 'n Cut. Doing a test cut first, can be very helpful when trying different types of paper. I used about a 6 blade cut for this hot press paper. The Scan 'n Cut cuts out all the images at one pass. In this case, I chose no white border around the images. You can set as small or as wide border and you like. 

The background is the Staggered Paws Prints Stencil also from My Favorite Things. I taped off a rectangle with Post-It tape and using my new Scrapbook.com Ink Blended Tool, I created a one layer rectangle with a combination of Distress Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio ink. Then I using a new foam head, I ink blended Scrapbook.com's Sugar Cookie on all the other Paw Prints. I felt it need a little something in the background. 

I die cut the background piece with Jillian Vance's largest Rectangle Backdrop Die cut. The card base is an A2 size (4 1/4" X 5 1/2") made with MFT's Tropical Teal Prestige Card Stock. Really a beautiful blue.
The little girl and the puppy were adhered with foam tape to a piece a Vellum which was cut with FSJ Journey Ovals. I used both the die cut piece that actually cuts the oval and the insert piece that cuts the dots around the edge. Really nice to have options. The Vellum itself was adhered with liquid glue just behind the images.

The sentiment is from MFT's Sweet Sentiments set. Using MFT's Black Licorice card stock, Versamark Ink and Nuvo Glacier White Detail Embossing Powder, I heat embossed the sentiment. That finished the card, no more embellishments for I felt the background had it all.

One note: I saw a blog where Jennifer McGuire recommended an electric eraser called Couture Creations.
Of course, I had to try it and it is amazing!!! Very gently totally sands off any smudges without damage to the paper. As least that has been my happy experience. This one is a keeper.

If you have dog lovers in your world, this is a fun set to have for when that particular occasion arises! I thank you for sticking to the end of my blog and below are all products mentioned today if you would like to check them out:

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