Creating this card was a bit challenging for me, as you know from my past posts, I don't do clean and simple cards. I find myself feeling like I'm missing so much because I finish so quickly, and then I start to look at it more and more and think it's missing so much. But it's not, it's perfectly okay, yet because there are no layers and so few embellishments, I feel as if it's so plain. So, yes, it took a lot from me not to add a layer or two of pattern paper, LOL! I also really wanted to start making some use of my background stamps, I don't ever use them.....so this was a good start.
On to this card......For the base, I used Papertrey Ink card stock in Vintage Cream. The card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (top fold). The doggie die cut is from an adorable Stamp and Die set from My Creative Time called Loyal Friends. Me being a dog lover, I had to have this! I cut one of the dogs using Papertrey Ink card stock in Fine Linen and the other using True Black, (I have to add a small note: I did not want both of the dog tails to be pointing the same direction, so for the black dog, I cut the tail and reversed, so that it is pointing in the other direction, cute ha?), the collar for the black dog was cut using Papertrey Ink paper in Hawaiin Shores and the other collar was in Pure Poppy. For the silver hearts, I used the specialty paper that I purchased from my local Michael's. Using the Hero Arts Ink Pad in Wet Cement I stamped the Hero Arts Background stamp Envelope Pattern onto the Vintage Cream card base, I then began to assemble my pieces. I stamped the sentiment from a stamp set called Puppy Pals by My Cute Stamps (I'm sorry, but this company is no longer in business, so I am unable to provide a link for this one), however, it was the perfect sentiment for this card. I cut the Fishtail banner using the smallest die from My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flags.
If you'd like to see the me creating this card, click here to go to the video on my YouTube channel
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Supplies/Materials Used: Papertrey Ink cardstock (Pure Poppy, Hawaiin Shores, Vintage Cream, Fine Linen), My Creative Time Stamp/Die Set - Loyal Friends, My Cute Stamps stamp set - Puppy Pals, Hero Arts Ink Pad - Wet Cement, Memento Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Stamp - Envelope Pattern, 12" x 12" Silver Specialty Paper from Micheals Arts & Crafts, Memory Box Die - Cherished Border (for the small hearts)