Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Last of the Dog Cards...For a Little While ...and the RAK Giveaway Winner!

It's been a week that revolved around making dog and cat cards for my friend John, who is a vet.
I am so grateful to him for asking me to create multiple cards for him
because it pushed me in the direction 
of using some of the wonderful dog and cat stamps and dies that I have.

During the last month..
(if my math is correct)
I think that I have created and sent him
a little over 175 cards

He and I both have had favorites ...
and I think that this one ..
This car is the last of the dog and cat cards 
(for a short while... because I'm sure he will be asking me to create more)

Isn't this little guy with his head out of the car window..
wind in his face
tongue and ears flying in the breeze...
and wearing his aviator goggles...
well...isn't he just adorable!

I knew that I wanted to water color this image...
I almost always heat emboss when I water color.
But this image didn't seem to call for embossing.

I also knew that I wanted to water color using the style where the color doesn't meet the lines of the image.
The style where there are places where there is white space.
I've always liked this look.
I also like the water color style where the colors are beyond the lines of the image..

So, I got out my Staz-on ink...
my MISTI...
my (JIG) Layering Tool (from Marsupial Pouches & Paper
and a few other things
I started cutting, scoring, stamping and embossing...and matting
and this is the CAS water colored card that I made a stack of
by the end of the evening 
Isn't he adorable!!

The little trio of black dots on the lower right of the image were done with Nuvo Crystal Drops
My latest new love.

 this is the sentiment, 
stamped inside of the card

What are Nuvo Crystal  Drops?
These are Nuvo Crystal Drops
and you can get them at Sparkle and Sprinkle 
Every color is beautiful...

However... you're an impatient card maker...
Make note: Nuvo Crystal Drops require drying time
You can't finish a card...
add Nuvo Drops..
and be on the run with the card..
It needs to dry until hard
I always lay my cards out on the studio work table 
and let the Nuvo Crystal Drops dry overnight...
just to be safe.

And so there you have it...
the last (for a little while, at least)
of the dog and cat cards that I've been working on for my friend John.
 I think it's just so sweet and kind of him to send sympathy cards.
and other cat and dog related cards to his clients 
and friends who have an interest in animal well being.

I have one other card up my sleeve that I want to create one of..
to send to him...
I'll share that here tomorrow.

Now...I want to announce the winner of the Stampin Up stamp set...
Picked at random..the old fashioned way...
out of a hat
Someday..if I do a RAKy giveaway and have hundreds of entries..
I'll have to sue the random number generator..
but for now..
the old fashioned way works 

and the winner is:


Please send your mailing info to
and i will send this lovely stamp set to you!

Card loving friends: This adorable card with this sweet dog is available for sale at The Bellissima Card Shop

Card making friends: The supply list is posted below. I am not including the , Big Shot...etc

Have a great easter weekend!
And thanks for visiting!

Supply List:
Stamp Set: Sparkle N Sprinkle Paw Prints Stamp Set # 549
Card stock: LCI
Ink/Markers: Stampin Up 
Embossing folder: Darice
Misc: Nuvo Crystal Drops, Marsupial Layering Tool

1 comment:

  1. Hi Michelle, great job on the dog card.
    Thanks for sharing. And, I'm such an
    Animal lover. Will have to get these
    two sets when Sparkle & Sprinkle comes
    to Scrapbook Expo on April 7th-9th, in
    Southern Calif. thanks for all your help.


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