Monday, August 31, 2020

Art Impressions Doggy Kisses

Who doesn't love a card with a cute animal on it? For our family, dogs are the favorites! Our Rottweiler is named Caesar Salad, but we call him Squeeze. He looks nothing like this cutie! The inspiration for today's cards is from the following 2 challenges: Inspired By #IB139...give a dog a bone image & sketch challenge and...

My Time to Craft #439: Clean and Simple:
If you follow my blog you know that I have cleaned the top of my craft table and sorted all my colored bits and bobs into small bags. I have a bag of images from Art Impression's Doggy Kisses which had been colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and cut out with my Brother Scan 'n Cut. I choose the Dachshund cutie for today's card:

The background was made by using Prima Finnabar Elementals Stencil to mimic the circles on the sketch challenge. After adhering the stencil over an A2 size piece of Neenah White card stock, using my Wendy Vecchi Make Art-Stay-tion, I gently ink blended Altenew's Silver Lake Crisp Dye Ink from dark to light over just some of the card. As usual, I used Scrapbook.com's Foam Ink Blending Tools. They are domed and work perfectly for smooth ink blending. Once saturated, they work even better! They come in multiple sized packages and I keep a supply of clean domes on hand at all times. 
You can see the dark to light ink blending better here:
The border was created with Spellbinders Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangle Dies - one of my all time favorites! It leaves a nice clean border but gives a lot of interest.


I messed up the sentiment on the card, so Plan B called for a popped up sentiment. I ink blended the same Altenew's Silver Lake Crisp Dye Ink over a scrap of white and then stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a die from my stash. Happy accident, as they say. I like it better!
The card base is from WPlus9 Dove Grey card stock. This is a pale grey with the perfect weight for a base, easy to score and fold with the right amount of contrast against white for a very Clean and Simple card. 

I hope you've enjoyed our little Dachshund card. I've left the inside sentiment off until I need to use the card and can personalize it to the situation. One of the many benefits of being a card maker. Thank you to the 2 challenge blogs for the inspiration today!
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8 comments:

  1. Super duper cute card, Anita!!! Such a fun image and wonderful take on both challenges!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! I really appreciate your nice comments.

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  2. Anita, Love the card!!! The cutest dog... It would make anyone feel better!!!
    Elena C

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    1. Thank you, Elena! Art Impressions characters are so cute!

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  3. The cutest get well/recovery card, oh my!! Thank you for sharing your four-legged inspiration and talent with all of us this week @ IB!

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    1. Thank you so much, Danni! I hope to play along some more.

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  4. I saw your card over at Inspired By.. it's just so adorable. xxx

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