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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