Thursday, January 21, 2016

For My Buddy

So, I had this blog post all finished, and lost it when I went to check something else out on my iPad.  Ugggggggh!  So here goes again.
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.
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.


  1. Hi
    This is a fabulous card.. Love how you have put the Balloons on...
    Thanks for joining us At PBSC
    Hugs Sylvie xxDT

  2. A great birthday card!!!!
    Thank you for s haring with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  3. Adorable card! Such a sweet image!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  4. cute - love his balloons!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to check out our next fun challenge, and see if you're a lucky winner!
    Helen x


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