Sunday, March 21, 2010

D is for Dog

This week the challenge at Pile it On is Furry Friends. I'm not big on animal stamps although I do have a couple. But if you are a frequent visitor here, you know I am working my way through the alphabet with these vintage alphabet flash cards. It just so happened that the next one featured a dog so I guess it was meant to be. For the D card, I immediately felt it had to be a masculine themed card and I got out my DPs from SU's Outlaw pack. It's another paper pack that has been retired for several years and I use it sparingly because I love it so much. I matched it up with Really Rust and Mellow Moss card stock, with a little bit of Chocolate chip thrown in for the "sign" I made andthe border strip. The edges are scissor distressed and were sponged first with Creamy Caramel and then Vintage Photo right on the edges. The sign holder "Man's Best Friend" was printed on my printer and silver cardstock. I immediately poured clear EP on it. The paper is sort of shiny and the ink wasn't immediately absorbed so it stayed wet enough to hold the embossing powder.

I don't know what I would use some of these alphabet cards for, but I really like the artsy effect and find them a lot of fun to make. I'm sure that some occasion will arise that I can use this one for.

Be sure to stop by the Pile it On blog and then visit the blogs of all the team members to see their wonderful creations this week. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp and they are giving a $20 gift certificate, so you will want to be sure to enter.


Here are the challenges I was able to pile on for this week's Furry Friends challenge.
Pile it On - Furry Friends
Stamp and Scrap Saturday - Heat embossing or masking
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Tearing
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbon
Stamp Something - Distressed
Your Next Stamp - Distressing

Hope you all enjoy your Sunday!



Justine said...

Linda this is fantastic, love it

Christine said...

Do love those alphabet cards, great work!

Lisa Summerhays said...

Love your card, it's very unique and fabulous!

raindropecho said...

Awww I love it! I'm a sucker for anything that has dogs in it, but this card is extra cute! Great job, Linda :)
- Ann

cheryl said...

love this its stunning hun hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Paula said...

Fabulous as always Linda love the alphabet card and the dog image is fab.
Paula xxxx

marsha said...

This is fabulous! I love your design and color choices and I'm just the biggest dog lover ever!


Joseline said...

Beautiful card Linda!! I love what you are doing with this set.

Kim E said...

Linda, this is such a unique card! I just love how your sign turned out! I'm such a huge dog had me at D is for Thanks so much for stopping by and playing with us at SDDS this week. Best of luck in the draw.

valen said...

Wow, what a lovely card for a men!Everything is just perfect :) Hope to see you next time and thank you for joining us at SSDS this week. Good luck with the draw.

Anonymous said...

your card is so beautiful and so are the distressing.
Thank you so much for joining the fun at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Kendra said...

Great card! Love how you used the die cuts, it's a nice combination! Thanks for playing at SSDS this week!

Kat said...

This is really lovely. Love that dog! Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Debs said...

Great card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Fantastic card! Where did you get the vintage flash cards?!? Thanks for playing along at SSDS this week. :)

Pamela said...

This is very cool! :)

Lana Clarke said...

What a super card with all that fabulous texture! Thank you for joining us at YNS
Lana x

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