I made this card for my buddy, Stephen. He loves to get cards (his mom is an avid stamper), and since it is, er, was his birthday last weekend ( I know, I'm late...but at least he gets to spread out his birthday celebrating), I made this birthday card for him.....
The stamps are Penny Black, from the 30-012 Bubbly clear stamp set. I stamped the dog, masked him, inked up the balloons the kitty was holding, and stamped them so they are in the dog's paw. Colored all with colored pencil. I created the yellow aura around the image by shaving some chalk from my pastel stick with my craft knife, onto the card around the image. Then I folded a square makeup pad into fourths, and rubbed the chalk into the card. The colored pencil resists the chalk, so this was a breeze. I love the soft glow this technique gives. You can't tell from the picture, but the balloons are shiny and raised from Diamond Glaze.
I noticed that Simon Says Stamp has a challenge to create with critters, and this fits the bill, so here goes.http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-create-with-critters/
While I'm at it, I will also submit it to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, Anything Goes.
Now I'm off to try a technique I saw on utube last night.