My First Card Challenge

I’ve been wanting to get involved in card challenges for a while now.  It seems like the perfect way to help me grow as a card maker.  I tend to create cards that are simple in design, so I thought that the CAS(E) Sketch Challenge would be a great one to start with.

Here’s this week’s sketch…

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This week’s challenge has a little different twist.  They are asking for pet themed cards to send to a shelter in Minnesota.  Be sure to check out the CAS(E) blog for more details.

I’ve had a collection of digital stamps that I’ve been wanting to use for a while.  This was my chance.

Here’s my take on the card sketch…

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It really was a fun card to make.  I printed out my dog image from Bugaboo Stamps and colored it with Copic Markers.  I die cut the puppy just off the edge with my Spellbinders Pierced Circles dies.  I took the paw prints from the image and printed them on a piece of 4.25×5.5 inch white 80# card stock and colored them with Copics, too.  The background was a little too white for me, so I did some ink blending with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the top portion of the card.  I stamped the “thank you” greeting (Fiskars Thank You Blooms) with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I mounted my pierced circle with fun foam to give it a little dimension.  When I started to put my card together on the black card base, I realized that there needed to be some anchor on the left side of the card, so I trimmed my card front by .25 inches to give me that black border on the left side.  I printed off an insert for the inside of the card (since the card base is black) with small paw prints.

I hope you like it 🙂

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4 thoughts on “My First Card Challenge

  1. Congratulations, Andrea!!! Your first will NOT be your last challenge, I’m sure of it! You’ll be hooked just like the rest of us! We are so honored to have your first at CAS[E] this Sketch … thank you! and thank you for contributing to Cards for a Cause! What a DARling puppy dog!
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