Monday, June 8, 2015

Hearts Like Dogs

The new Hearts Like Dogs stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle was used for today's project.  I experimented with a couple different things for this and I'm pretty happy with the results.

To start off, I stamped both the shaggy dog and the sentiment at the same time using VersaMark ink.  Then I combined equal parts of Black Detail embossing powder with Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set both the image and sentiment with this combo.  It created a cool salt/pepper type of look.  It's harder to see on the dog's outline, but it's more noticeable on the sentiment.  The Clear Detail allows the color of the base cardstock to show through.

Next, I combined Snow White flock with a touch of Elephant Gray flock to get a soft gray for the main part of the dog's body.  Smokey Black flock and a touch of Snow White flock were mixed together for his hind legs and shadow areas.  These mixtures were adhered to the image with a thin layer of SNS Brushable glue.  Dots of white acrylic paint were added to the white background and covered with Lavender Iris glitter while the paint was still wet.

For the blue sparkly background, I die cut a piece of white cardstock using a Sue Wilson Designs die (New York Collection-Madison Square.  Once the cardstock was die cut, I ran it through again to dry emboss the outside edge.  The entire piece was then covered with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with Firecracker Blue embossing powder.  This gave it a really sparkly look, but diminished the dry embossing somewhat.  To highlight the edges of the piece, I used the direct to paper method and rubbed Staz-On Cotton White ink along the edges, which brought the dry embossed areas to life again.

MFT dies (Fishtail Flags) were used to die cut the patterned paper below the focal point.  These were then outlined with a Sakura glue pen and covered with Lavender Iris glitter for a subtle sparkle.  The centers of the flowers on the card base were also dotted with a Sakura glue pen and covered with more Lavender Iris glitter.


Lori Kobular said...

Oh I love that sentiment and it is so true! Your card is gorgeous with all the glitter and flock! Your dog is adorable!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Very cute Anne. Love the idea that you had with the embossing powders. Your flocked doggie is fabulous.

Lisa said...

I love this, Anne!! The dog is so sweet - the flocking looks amazing!! And that sentiment is fabulous!! Love, love it!! Have a great day :)

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jimlynn said...

So pretty and fun! That sentiment is so very, very true too! Wonderful card.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

What a sweet card! It made me smile. :)

Great is so true!!

Jacee said...

How lovely Anne, so sweet
hugs Jacee
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rachel said...

too true Anne - great card xx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous dog and sentiment. Love this card.
Linda xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

So gorgeous Anne,I love the dog and the sentiment
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Amen to that! Terrific card and wonderful coloring of the furry friend!

April said...

I love your card and all the details! Great job!

NanaConnie said...

This new set with the dogs and canine sentiments is just superb! Love the blue embossed frame for the image and that darling little pawprint in the corner. :-D

Patricia St Martin said...

awesome card. How true that sentiment is.... Love you layout and the dog is so sweet.
Hugs, Pat♥