Hello Crafty Friends!
Happy Monday to you!!! I'm sorry that it's been so quiet around here on the blog this past week! I have been completely swamped at work. The free time that I had was either spent snoozing, eating or catching up on my shows. Crafting really wasn't on my mind until last night. I made three cards total, but the other two still need a little touch up, so I'll share them sometime later this week when I finished them.
It's such a shame that I won this cute Delightful Doxies set from Newton's Nook Designs months ago and I just finally inking them up! I really had a good intention on pulling out this set sooner, but each time I sat down to create, either the image doesn't work or the recipient that I'm creating for doesn't have a doxie or isn't a dog person. I try very hard to tailor all my cards to fit my recipient likes and personalities.
The current theme for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog this week is Tie It Up, which is to use twine or ribbon. But since, I couldn't find any matching twine, string, or ribbon to go with the patterned paper on the left side, I decided to create my own using that same patterned paper, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die and Mama Elephant Dainty Bow die. I hope this still qualify and if not, it's okay too!
I did a little bit of masking on the doxie and balloon, then I blended the background with distress inks. I colored the doxie and balloon with Copic Markers. And then I finished the card off with some clear Wink of Stella and a coat of glossy accents on the balloon.
I hope you like today's card and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leaving me some blog love! I appreciate them and read every single one of them and sometime twice! :) Have a wonderful week and see you again soon!