Friday, July 22, 2011

Birthday Wishes!

My DIL loves dogs (they have three) and she likes nothing more than birthday cards with any kind of animal on them.  This card is cute, but what makes it better is the sentiment inside.

She works long, hard hours and I think a reminder to "slow down" is a very reasonable and helpful birthday tip!

And it seems that "Animals" are very popular this week with some of the challenges, which works wonderfully well for me! Also, this week's Verve Stamp challenge is to use a paper you have been "hoarding" saving for a while. The background paper is Cosmo Cricket paper that already has these wonderful inked and stamped images on it. For the flower shape behind the colored image, I simply ran the die cut flower shape through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots, and it added some needed texture.  I used Verve's "Elegant Leaves" die cut along with one of the the "Bloom and Grow" stamps!  I love this set. It makes lining up the die with the stamped image SO easy!  And the leaves look so nice heat embossed!  POP!

Entered in:
Verve Stamps July Dive Dare (Sentimental about Paper)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge (Animal Antics)
Creative Card Crew (Animal Antics again)
Fab n Funky Challeges (Animal Magic)
Crafting for all Seasons (Furry Friends)

I haven't been chosen for a challenge win is some time, so perhaps the little dog will bring me luck!  Unfortunately, I can't even give the digital artist credit. This image has been on my computer for a long time with no label...Sorry!  But I do take credit for coloring him!


Céline said...

cute card,
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline SSC dt

Dawn said...

What an adorable card! Thank you for joining in at CFAS!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a sweet card, I'm sure that your DIL will truly enjoy it! The sentiment is perfect and that image is just darling!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card.
Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon x

Gry said...

Lovely card! Great stamp and love the patterned paper!

Thanks for joining CCC in our Animal Antics challenge!
Hugs Gry!