it's been a while, live was rather busy for me lately.
However, today I'd like to show you two cards I created for two dog lovers.
I created the green card first. I really like that bright apple green at the moment, so I picked that colour for the card base. For some interest, I added white embossing paste through a brick wall stencil.
Then I stamped the dog and about a million bones and tennis balls. I coloured all the pieces with my alcohol markers. Just very basic colouring, nothing fancy.
As the tennis balls and bones were meant to go into the shaker, I covered them with clear embossing powder, to make them slide better.
I didn't invest in the matching dies for the stamp set (I generally don't), therefore I had to cut out all the pieces by hand, but that wasn't too bad. I also die cut the Polaroid frames and stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the frames.
Then I assembled it all with foam adhesive.
The red card was created several weeks later, after I had given away the first one.
I totally forgot about the stencilled brick wall, which I actually just realise right now, while I write this post. That explains, why it seemed so wrong to me, at the time. Seeing them side by side I think I would have liked the stencilled background on the second card as well.
For that card I needed a dalmatian, so I used the larger dog. Instead of clear embossing powder, I used transparent liquid glue, to seal in the bones. For me, both methods weren't really worth the bother, so next time I'll probably just leave out that step.
I arranged the Polaroid frames a little differently, because the dog was taller and facing the other way, and ended up with a lot of empty space. Therefore I chose to stamp the sentiment on two banners and tucked them behind the dog. I also added a paper clip arrow to the top left corner.
I apologise for the bad photo quality, I only took a few snapshots with my mobile before I gave away the cards.
Hope you all have a great day
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