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Monday, July 24, 2017

Puppy Get Well


Today's card is another one made from coordinating papers & artwork from the "Cardmaking Value Pack #2" (HOTP).  Once again, it looks nothing like their samples - though it uses their printed sentiments & patterned paper.  This one is a "get well" card for a friend who loves dogs. 


CARD FRONT:

  • Background: I started by cutting a piece of patterned paper just a bit smaller than the cream-colored card base.  Then I cut about an inch off the bottom, trimming it a bit to fit as you see here.  I created the look of a black mat by drawing around the edge with a black Sharpie.
  • Focal: I made the puppy pieces some time ago using the "Pop-Up Puppies" Stamp & Die sets from Stampendous.  You can see more about how I did it here.  For this card, I placed the body where I wanted it, then added the head with an "Action Wobble Spring" from Hampton Art. 
  • Sentiments: The sentiment pieces were artwork from the kit - I just matted them on black paper and added them as you see here.


INSIDE:

  • Background: I left most of the cream from the card blank showing - just added another piece of the patterned paper near the bottom (outlined the same way as I did for the card front).  
  • Dog Bone: This was another piece I had created earlier using the Pop-Up Puppies stamp & die sets.  All I had to do today was glue it in place.
  • Sentiment: This time I used their printed sentiment with lots of layers.  I first layered it on a piece of patterned paper, then black for a mat, then another piece of patterned paper where I ran a Sharpie around the edge.  (The bottom mat is actually pieced together from two narrow strips since I was almost out of this paper by now.)

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