This month we've got a super cute theme - we'd like you to make a card featuring our furry friends - dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, teddies, etc - your choice! You can use papers, charms, stamps or even some photos of your furry friends. I've actually made two cards!!!
My first card features a cute bunny and punny sentiment. the colours are this week's Colour Q - cQc139 colours. I used a Pink Petticoat bunny image that I got in one of the UK card magazines - I cut it out with my trusty Spellbinder dies and coloured it with Promarkers. I cut around the outside of the die to make a mat with a thin border. The background stamping was inspired by a piece of Pink Petticoat paper (see photo at the end of the post) which wasn't quite a match to the Colour Q colours, so I adapted it and made my own.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Seeing Stars (discontinued); Pink Petticoat - Bunny image free with UK magazine
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue
Spellbinders: Large Labels (S4-168)
Accessories: Promarkers - Khaki, Pastel Beige, Powder Blue, Cornflower, Warm Grey 1; Card from stash
My second card features Tatty Ted - he's a real cutie. I've used three other challenges to make the card:
- Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC99 - sketch by Lynn Mercurio
- Play Date Cafe Challenge - PDCC134
- Charima Cardz - Use some bling
I turned the sketch on end to make my card. I stamped Tatty Ted onto white card, cut him out with my nestie and added some shading around the edge. I didn't add any more colour to the image as it's so detailed already. I simply coloured his patches yellow. I made the border by stamping the tiny gingham check onto white card, cutting it out and using a Martha Stewart punch to create the scallop effect. I stamped the dotty pattern onto white card and cut out a fancy circle. I attached all the elements to the card and finished off by stamping the sentiment directly onto the card and added some bling for good measure!
Stamps: Carte Blanche - Tatty Ted (free with magazine); Waltzingmouse - Gingham & Co, Compact Sentiments II
Inks: Memento - Toffee Crunch, Love Letter; Distress - Tattered Rose; Stampin' Up! - Daffodil Delight
Spellbinders: Crown Circles (S4-302) # 2, Rectangles Sm (S4-130) #5
Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch; Gems and card from stash
The rest of the team have also made some cards to share with you - either check out the blog or click on the links below:
We have a prize for the lucky winner this month - some stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps - Text-it. This is a really useful set with text in a variety of fonts.
I look forward to seeing your cards. Here are the graphics from the challenges I used this week:
And the inspiration Pink Petticoat paper - love the stars!!
See you soon.