Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Pawsome Day

Hello there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog with this adorable pooch today. I'm sharing a fun idea to stretch your dies, lets take a look at the card. 
Isn't he the cutest? I'll show you how I made those fun waves this little guy is floating around in. 
I die cut a piece of cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles dies. I used the Puffy Cloud Borders dies from Lawn Fawn to make the waves! The portion of the paper without the stitching becomes the waves! Let me show you how I masked off the cardstock panel to get the effect.
I placed the stitched, puffy clouds toward the top of the cardstock panel and secured it with some sticky notes. I used a blending tool from Tim Holtz and some Memento ink in Bahama Blue. The key to smooth blending is to tap the blending tool off on some scratch paper and then blend from the edge of the cardstock inward. Tapping off the blending tool before each wave of blending helps reduce round sponge marks and gives you better blending. 
Now lets add some dimension to those waves. I used the wave cardstock piece and taped it down with a bit of washi tape. The panel is slightly offset for some added dimension. I used the blending tool and Memento ink in Danube Blue and blended upward lightly. I dropped the wave panel and repeated once again. 
The adorable dog is from the Woof stamp set from Neat and Tangled. I stamped the dog and his accessories in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and did some quick Copic coloring before I cut them out. I white heat embossed the sentiment onto some black cardstock and popped it up with some foam tape for some interest. The patterned paper is from Avery Elle.

Here's a quick list of some products used for the card:
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles dies
Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders dies
Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop 12/Pk - Gum Drops
Memento Tuxedo Black ink 
Neat and Tangled, Woof stamp set

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