Sunday, April 15, 2012

Celebrate Like A Big Dog - Friends of SpeedyTV Challenge #16

Hello and welcome to Monday!!  This week the Friends of SpeedyTV is having an "Anything Goes" challenge - so basically you make your own challenge for us.  This week we are also giving away Cowgirls Rule, so make sure you play along for a chance to win.

For my card, I decided to focus on birthday's since I never seem to have enough birthday cards around. I started out by pulling out a new set being released this week by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company called Fabulous Dogs.  I just love the big ol' boxer in this set.  It's too cute!  After stamping my image in memento tuxedo black twice onto MFP white storm premium paper and coloring with prismacolor markers, I pulled out my stipple brushes and got to work filling in the white spaces.  First, I lightly stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink immediately around my boxer before stippling Adirondack latte ink on the edges with a "light coat" of Tim Holtz tea stain distress ink over the latte ink as well as stippling the edges of my card base.

Once the stippling and layering were finished, I pulled out some dog bone/paw brads I found at Michael's last year and added those to the corners of both my image and saying.  After adding some chocolate paw ribbon to the side, and my main image slanted in the middle, I finally added the cut out boxer popped up on dimensionals.  My final embellishment was to add a punched out dog paw to the inside of my card (knew that punch would come in handy someday). 

Here's the finished inside:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and I hope you'll join us this week at Friends of SpeedyTV.

Stamps:  MFP Fabulous Dogs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Latte, Tim Holtz Tea Stain, Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: MFP White Storm, Chipboard, Mahogany, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, Cloud9 Dog Paw Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Dog Paw/Bone Brads, Chocolate Dog Paw Ribbon, Dimensionals, Pop Dots, Stipple Brushes, Fiskars Dog Paw Punch


  1. This card is sooo much fun!! I love the boxer and perfect dp to go with it. The little paw and bone embellies are the best :)

  2. This is really cute Bonnie! The way you have the boxer colored reminds me of Scooby Doo!

  3. Bonnie,
    What a darling card - I love this set!! Big smiles for this card!

  4. Cute card both inside and out. Love the paws you made

  5. This is so cute and it has my favorite breed of dog on it. Cute little paws.