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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Barrel of Get Well Wishes

Hello everyone! Today's card is for a friend and former co-worker who recently underwent knee surgery. He and his wife raise and show St. Bernards. So, with that in mind, I made this card for him.

I began with creating my focal panel. I found a digital stamp on line of a St. Bernard puppy with the infamous keg around his neck. I got an idea and ran with it. 

I printed out the digital stamp of the St Bernard puppy on GKD Pure Luxury White and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. Next, I die cut this panel with a die from Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares. I printed out the stamp one more time, colored the keg, cut it out and popped it onto the stamped image just to give it dimension. Then I die cut another panel in SU Crumb Cake using the next larger die from the same stitched squares die set. These 2 panels were adhered together.

The card base was created using GKD Soft Sand card stock. I layered it with GKD Warm Cocoa card stock which was cut with a die from Spellbinders 6X6 Matting Basics B. Finally, I used dimensionals to attach my focal panel to my prepared card base. The sentiment was personally composed and computer generated and then cut with a die from Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges and popped onto the card. That completed my project.

Thanks for stopping by!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):

613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #184  -  AG 
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #120 - AG
Creative Moments  -  Anything Goes
Great Impressions - July Challenge - AG
Scrapy Land  -   Challenge #45 - AG
The Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Jul 13 Challenge - Animals
TTCRD  -  Challenge Jul 12-18  -  AG
Word Art Wednesday  - Challenge #238-239  -  AG


Vickie Y said...

What a cute image and card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

cecilia gunnarsson said...

A wonderful make!! Love the Colours and the dies!! Looks Great
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge!
Hugs CicciTTCRD DT {Welcome to Visit my blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Judy Woodland said...

Well this is just so stinkin' CUTE!!! What a perfect card for your co-worker, it's gonna be a keeper for sure. Your coloring is spot on, and I love your design. It showcases your focal wonderfully. Really, really cute!!

Darlene said...

Oh Olga he's going to LOVE this! Your coloring is awesome and the overall design is fabulous! I'm sure it will bring a smile and lift his spirits. Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANIMALS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
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Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so cute and adorable and sure to cheer him up and make him feel better because it is so well done and filled with love.

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Cute card with a great image! Thanks for join us at Creative Moments this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

Ruza Rebel said...

Super CUTE card! Love the adorable puppy and your design! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month, and I hope you to see you next month.
Ruza ~ GI DTC
Ruza's Craft Corner

Julie Odil said...

Oh my! This is so cute! I love that dog! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Great Impressions Stamps. Julie, DT member