Monday, November 11, 2013

Dog Talk for "Clean & Simple"

The inspiration for this card began with Around the World Challenge #4 (AW04). Then, I decided it applied to the Simon Wednesday Challenge (keep it clean and simple) for this week too! I'm also entering this card into the Loves Rubber Stamps Blog Challenge #77 (LRSBC77) - the challenge is anything goes. The color scheme began with the color challenge at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration (Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe) - but I just could NOT make it work. That Crisp Cantaloupe just didn't belong in there! So I left it out. :)

I got this stamp set earlier this year and hadn't inked it up yet - so I was excited to give it a go! Not only is the set a really cute concept, I love dogs and buy pretty much any stamp set that has a dog in it. Some day, I'll do a post on my little mini scrapbook dedicated to my dog Pearl. There are some old blog posts about her here and here. She's my fur child! :)

Ok, ok. On to the card! Even though I did not use the flash, the coloring looks a little different in each pic. I guess Cajun Craze is not that photogenic! I used Staz-On ink so I could watercolor the dog using Blender Pens and the ink pads. (With the ink pad closed, squeeze down on the middle of it - this creates a small "pool" of ink on the lid of the pad that you can dip your blender pen into.)

This simple color scheme seemed like it would work well for a man - so I left off the ribbon along the bottom. I made the envelope liner from the Cajun Craze paper in the Regals DSP Stack.

Stamps: Animal Talk
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar DSP, Cajun Craze DSP, Baked Brown Sugar CS, Cajun Craze CS, Whisper White CS
Colors: Staz-On Jet Black Ink, Baked Brown Sugar Ink Pad, Cajun Craze Ink Pad
Tools: Blender Pens, Stamp-a-ma-jig (for sentiment), Envelope Liners Framelits, Big Shot
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Super cute image, love the card design and the colors you used. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. So unique, Janet! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  3. So adorable! beautiful colors. Thank You so much for joining us this week and sharing your fabulous project with us. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  4. Cute CAS card!! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps for our anything goes challenge.

  5. Very nice, Janet! I love the colors, they are joyful. Thank you for your participation to Around the World :-)

  6. SO CUTE! Thanks for playing along with us at SSINKspiration! Love what you did with that color challenge!

  7. Very cute card and this set is too fun. Also like the picture of your furry friend! Thanks for playing along.

  8. Thanks for playing along at SSINKspiration!