Tuesday 14 June 2022

Allsorts Challenge #680

The current challenge over at Allsorts is 'Any stamped image' - right up my street! 

After making my DT cards for Jo's Christmas Kickstart challenge, which is HERE - I had some doggie images left over to play with - so I made this card for Allsorts:

I used: 

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- image from MFT's 'Happy Pawlidays' stamp set, stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink, die cut using the matching die then coloured using Pro markers

- die cut the sentiment circle from a snippet of white card and a further one (for the centre circle) from Tonic Mirror card called 'Fire Stone Red'. The sentiment die is by MFT called 'Merry Christmas Circle Frame'

- trimmed a piece of the 'Fire Stone Red' Mirror card to act as the first layer on the card front and glued it in place

- found a snippet of Neenah 'Desert Storm' card and embossed it using a Darice 'Paw Print Background' folder

- trimmed the embossed piece so that a fairly narrow border of red would show and then glued it onto the front of the card

- positioned the white sentiment circle to the bottom right of the card then added the red mirror card circle - using a glue pen

- then stuck the sweet little image in place using thin sticky pads

- added a couple of pale blue baubles to hide a smudge of red Pro marker add a bit of contrast

- added the sentiment which I'd stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' onto a snippet of white card. None of my banner dies fitted properly so I used a longer die from the MFT 'Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX' set of dies. Tip: Just die cut the strip to the whole length making sure you have the V-shaped end of the die where you want it to be. Replace the die, settling it into 'notches of die cut stitches' at the length you want and run it back through your machine to die cut off the excess, leaving you with a nicely finished stitched straight end

- I added a tickle of clear Wink of Stella to the hat trim. pom pom and the pale blue baubles - just because I felt like it!

One really useful tip I picked up from Jennifer McGuire is that she always uses a T-square when adding items to cards,to make sure they're level. Sentiments and uneven levels are my downfall and since the logic of this this finally clicked into my brain - my T-square is now always out on my desk ready for action. It's been a bit of a game changer for me!

I'd also like to enter this card into Darnell's current NBUS #39 challenge for June - HERE. The MFT 'Merry Christmas Circle' die has been waiting to come out and play for ages - along with the paw prints embossing folder!

However, my basket of NBUS goodies never seems to decrease in size - bad me!

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  1. The adorable stamp that perfect match an embossed background

  2. Just adorable, that’s a fab background for this cute dog, and the bauble placement is completely plawsible xxx

  3. As always, a good detailed description of how the card was made with a couple of really handy hints and tips along the way. I don't really NEED any more Christmas 'stuff' but the doggy stamps are so cute that they might be joining my collection unless I remain strong minded 🤣. Well done for making use of a couple of stray baubles, we'd never have guessed.

  4. Totally pawsome Christmas card! Wonderful embossing, die cutting and stamping to make this lovely card. Bet no one would’ve noticed the smudges, but the baubles are great additions anyway. Xxx

  5. Really cute card Di. Perfect for any dog lover.

  6. So adorable - love that EF. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  7. This is a super Christmas card Di and looks great using one of your cute leftover doggies together with the fun pawprint embossed background and the sentiment circle which really draws the eye to the red circle behind the dog, and with my GD hat on can I say a big thank you for coming over for another visit to the NBUS Challenge this month. x

  8. This is super cute and fun and I love that embossed background too! I ordered a T ruler from a reputable source and they took my order and payment and then sent me a notice that it was no longer available?! I need a T ruler, as I can no longer eyeball anything in a straight line at all. I can't even write in a straight line these days. LOL

  9. Adorable. I am going to have to CASE this one! Hugs to you and DUdley.

  10. looks as though you were channelling Dudley there Di - what a sweet card as a result though :)

  11. Absolutely adorable card & very festive! Love the red mirror card & embossed kraft background!

  12. Haha, oh, how many times I have "added a bit of contrast," Di! And, of course, as a doggie mom, I love the sweet image and paw print background! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  13. Another darling pup, Di - just love him in the circle sentiment!!

  14. Awww ... so adorable. Looks like Dudley was posing when you coloured your doggie. :) Sweet card Di! xx

  15. Wow, look at that embossed background - the kraft has embossed beautifully! Looks great, Jo x


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