Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gone to the dogs...


I had a great time making this card! It's so silly and not normally what I do, kinda had a twisted mind for this one! This Penny Black dog just looked so mischievous in his kitty slippers that I had to make the card all about him.


I had to stop and think what kind of bad things could this dog get into, besides flaunting these cute kitty slippers? How about some muddy paw prints across a clean floor and your morning paper, wrinkled, wet and eaten? Hehehee! For the bite marks I took my scallop circle punch and punched to corner to look like teeth marks - what dog doesn't leave a smarmy saliva signature on anything he eats? Yeah, my mind went into overdrive with this one! I took my versa marker and outlined the areas that I wanted to look wet and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Crystal Effects would work well with this too - just allow extra drying time.



What is supposed to resemble newsprint is some unknown DP that has been balled up in my hand for wrinkles, then flattened and smooshed with my ink pads to make it dirty. Bad doggy! He just looks so darn proud of himself too! I also flocked the dog to make him a little fuzzy to the touch (prior to doing this I shaded him to add some dimension)

Card Recipe:


Stamps: Penny Black, $1.00 stamp from Michaels
Paper: K&Co. DP, Papertrey White, Cameo Coral, Unknown DP, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Versa Mark, Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Basic Black
Accessories: Dewdrops, Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Flocking, Embossing Powder, Sponges, Quickie Gle Pen, Scallop, 1 3/8" Circle and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Craft Knife for Distressing, Markers and Aqua Painter

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17 comments:

Lisa said...

Too darn cute! I love the Penny Black animal stamps, the dogs make me think of my dog. Seriously, they just make me smile. Great work on the card! It's beautiful!

Donna said...

WOW! You are one talented stamper (paper-tole extraordinaire & fabulous watercolorer!) congratulations on your 2 design teams! no wonder...I am so loving all your creations & look forward to seeing more!

Mimi Hornberger said...

That is sooo cute. TFS! XO, Mimi

Kendra Giles said...

adorable Kim, I LOVE IT!

Lee Patrick said...

Hi there, like all the others I visit your blog regularly and sometimes 3-4 times a day because I want to see detail on something I saw; which brings me to this question; I have tried and tried to use black embossing powder to "outline" my images and it is sooo fine that it ends up everywhere. How do you "control" the powder and get it so thick on your outlines? Or am I just a spaz? :-). Your talent is amazing. Thx! Lee

Julia Aston said...

This card is just hysterical Kim!! love the kittie slippers on the puppy!!! wonderful colors and details on this fun card!!

Laurie Wilson said...

A-DOR-A-BLE!!! I love absolutely every aspect and detail you put on this. What a perfect card for a dog person. Such cute realistic garnishes, truly a feast for all eyes!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

As soon as I saw this I was like...*oh no she didn't!!! She made bite marks* How clever!! And then after reading I found out you included saliva!! I bow to your creativity!! This is one amazing, stupendous, fabulously adorable card!! I LOVE all the *dirty dog* thoughts that went into this!! AWESOME!! Girl, you got talent!!!

kat said...

This is just too stinkin cute!!! Looks like the dog ate your homework and stole the kitty's slippers!!!

Kathie Bailey said...

How utterly, wonderfully creative! I LOVE it!

Sharon said...

love it, absolutely love this card! I'm such a dog lover and I can truly appreciate how cute this card is!

Sandra Smart said...

this card is really adorable! great job!

Paper in the Works! said...

Hi Lee,

I don't actually use black embossing powder at all. I use SU basic black and versa mark together with clear embossing powder (to do this ink up your stamp with versa mark and then directly on top of that with black ink - stamp and then add your embossing powder. Hope that helps :)

Anonymous said...

I love this card and all of your work! I am especially fond of penny black dogs and have most of them! Great ideas and attention to detail!

Kim in FL

Jaspere said...

Fabulous! It's amazing what you can do with a couple of stamps and paper. If only I had the magic touch like that. Great work

Beth Norman said...

Now what could get better than this. Those bite marks are hillarious. Tired of my stalking yet?

Pam SCS-"craftea19" said...

Kim, I know I am back tracking on your blog. But I just love this card! This stamp is too cute and your use of it is wonderful!

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