Monday, April 26, 2010

Penny Black: I'm so cute - another thank you card.......

Hello and thanks for stopping by :-)

I made another quick and simple 'Thank you' card to give to a friend who is very much a dog-lover and is, in fact, a Dog Chiropractor by trade.  I love to make square cards and though it would suit this cute dog image so I'm popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge CAS56 - 'It's hip to be square!".  See this link for the deets on the Challenge.

This dog stamp was one of the very first Penny Black stamps I bought many years ago and it doesn't seem to date and I still love it as much as I did when I first bought it.

The image was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, and then I lightly chalked around the image with my Kaisercolour chalks and added pink I-Kan-dee pearlescent chalk here and there so the card shimmers a little (not sure if you can see by my photo).   The 2 tiny pink hearts next to the sentiment are the leftover punchies from my EK Success Arrows Border punch (they look like tiny hearts)  and  I added some Kindyglitz to the hearts as well as the rose.

There is a Scor-Pal line underneath the ribbon and above the brown/pink cardstock border (hard to see the brown one on the photo).  To do the bottom border, I punched brown cardstock with my Martha Stewart Checkerboard edge punch then I simply glued some pink cardstock underneath so I ended up with the pink and brown checkerboard pattern which I thought would look pretty and match the pink and brown ribbon.

Edited to Add:

When I did the sentiment on the inside of the card, I dropped the stamp - which made a big mess!  DOH!!!  So I ended up cutting the front panel off the card and attaching it to a new card and turned it into an easel card to "save" it - so it's not technically really a CAS card anymore even if the front part still is.

Here's a little pic of the finished "Easel Card".  Aren't the paw pad brads cute?!  They were perfect for holding up the front of the card.

Thanks again for visiting - hope you enjoyed your stay!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black 'I'm so Cute!!' 1706H, Sentiment #1from Elzybells 'Spring Cubes' 20-015-CC clear stamp set, Sentiment #2 "freebie" from Verve stamps

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Accessories:  Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps, Martha Stewart Checkerboard edge punch, EK Success Arrows border punch, Scor-Pal, ribbon 3/8" - 10mm wide, Kaisercolour chalks, I-Kan-dee Pearlescent chalks, Kindyglitz Crystalina, Paw pad brads: Buttons Galore & more, Cardstock:  brown, pink, white


PepPop said...

Aww that is so cute. What a gorgeous stamp and so appropriate. Jaqui x

Robyn said...

You make the cutest cards! ALMOST enough to make me a dog lover! Lol!!

sarahw said...

So cute! Love all of the elements you add to your cards. :)

BonnieRose said...

gorgeous.. such a adorable card!

Cheryl said...

This is so cute!

Amy said...

So cute! What a great card!

Sarah said...

Such a cute card Jocelyn, your colouring is just superb!
xx :0)

Paula Gale said...

aaah bless - love it

Paula x x x

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