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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Birthday card for my friend.

Hi everyone,
Just a quick little post to show you a card I made for a friend of mine whose birthday it is today!  Happy Birthday Kerry.  Kerry has two Rhodesian Ridgebacks (dogs, in case you didn't know) and they are both perfect gentlemen.  Dylan is the eldest and the Boss and then there is Mally - oh my, he is several years younger than Dylan and as big as him already - boy is he going to be a big dog!
Anyhooo, as I said today is Kerry's birthday so I just had to make her a card with a dog on it.  And what better dog than one from Karen's Doodles called "I didn't do it!"  So here is the card I made for her:
I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash and I have shown this below:
I coloured him in using my Promarkers and matted the image onto brown card.  I used a brown DP from a Once Upon A Time paper stack and used a contrasting burgundy paper from the same pad for the bottom piece. 
I added a piece of glittery pom pom thread because it was a bit different from my usual ribbon. 
I sponged a cream scalloped circle in burgundy ink and then added a Happy Birthday sentiment in darker Burgundy Ink. 
I added a handmade flower using vellum.  I cut out several flower shapes with my cuttlebug, then sponged a contrasting ink at the edge of the petals, then I sprayed this with hairspray to seal it but of course hairspray onto vellum is quite wet so I dried it off using my heat gun and the shapes went a little warped but I decided to leave them as they were and then layer them up using silicone glue and added a flat back half pearl in the middle.  I also used the same flat backed pearls on the top right of the card.
I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Karen's Doodles - Animal Magic
Sketch and Stash - sketch 34
One Stitch at A Time - Flowers
Die Cut Dreams - Make your own flowers
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Flowers
Thanks for stopping by, and please remember to leave me a comment, I really enjoy reading them.