Monday, June 6, 2016

I ruff you Dad!

So, Father's Day is coming up, and I wanted to make a card, from our fur baby Colby, to give to his Daddy. This is what emerged:

 and the inside:

How about that for a vibrant purple card?! The back panel was made using the Ghosting Technique. Something I've never realized had a name for. But it was a lot of fun to do, and it only took two tries to figure it out! LOL! I took Wilted Violet DI and smeared it directly onto the panel. Then used different stamps to randomly stamp with water, heat setting them right away. (a bone, a fire hydrant, and a heart with a paw print in it, same one used on the inside of my card) The doggie stamp was chosen because it looked most similar to my fur baby, being all long furred and always smiling. See?

My sweet boy!!!

He's actually a Golden Retriever/Chow mix, but he looks and acts like a Golden. Soooo playful!!

Anyhooo, I stamped paw prints in the corners, then doodled the outline around the doggie. A simple sentiment on the inside and I was done!

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a great day!!

I'd like to enter this at:
STAMPlorations June challenge sketch & celebration theme


Stamps: STAMPlorations - Pets; Hero Arts - Happy Dad's Day; Paper Smooches - Paws for a Cause, Woofers & Tweeters, Nine Lives
Ink: Ranger DI - Wilted Violet; Memento - Tuxedo Black, Elderberry
CS: Darice; Bazzill
Accessories: GC; Avery Elle - Pierced Rectangle dies; MFT - Zig Zag Stitched Sqs dies; Darice EF; heat gun; water mister; MISTI; Faber-Castell - PITT artist pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares


  1. Love this card! It feels so personal and looks fab. Your dog is gorgeous and he's definitely smiling :)

  2. Fun card! So happy to see this in the STAMPlorations gallery :o)

  3. What a fun card. Lovely design. xx

  4. Cute card and love your dog! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  5. That stamp is so Colby!!! Love that purple panel, too.

  6. Your ghosting turned out great--fab way of incorporating it into your fun card for a furbaby's dad!

    HLS DT

  7. Very cool card, and I love the purple... like th epurple tongue of a chow! Growing up, we had a chow, a Dobie-mix, and they had puppies... the pups all had that tell-tale spotted tongue! :) Again, cute card, and thanks for the inspiration... I'll have to make my Andy a card from his fave child... haha... Millie the hound!

  8. Naaawwwwww, how sweet! Perfect stamp for your pup and love the ghost background!

  9. This is a sweetie with that great ghosting technique too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More" & Happy Little Stampers

  10. Love that dog stamp and what a fun card!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week
    "Less is More"

  11. Oh My!! What a cuteeeee card! LOVE the pueple! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx

  12. Great job with the Ghosting technique ... fab card. Thanks for joining in with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx

  13. Your card is so sweet and lovely, great take on the sketch too. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations June challenge, hope to see you again in July's.


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