Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Yappy Birthday Card for My Puppy Loving Son

So what do you do when your son wants a dog of his own for his birthday.. that's it... whether he's got to steal yours or rescue one but he can't have one where he's living?  You make him a birthday card with some puppy balloons!

I'm also up on the Three Amigos Blog with this one announcing that our July challenge will be a little late because of vacations and the holiday!  We will have our new challenge and winners post up by July 6th!  Thanks for your understanding!  (I have used a die cut using an MFT die for the "birthday" word since our June challenge is Machine Die Cutting but I also included a hint to what our July challenge will be... can you guess??)

When I was trying to decide what his card would look like, I thought of the Balloon Alpha set from Little Acres Creations and then I thought of the adorable Bork (Stubby Pup) stamp set from The Ink Road.

I took some inspiration from our resident artist over at Little Acres, Miko (check out her awesome card here!) and stamped my balloon alpha letters in versamark onto vellum (I used vellum that was already colored because I had it and I knew it would be easier) and heat embossed in white.  I let it cool and then fussy cut them out

Stamped, colored and cut out my pups and then I arranged all of my "balloons" on the card and when I had the look I wanted, I attached everything using various levels of foam tape... letting some overlap (love the way the vellum let's some of the puppy parts show!)  I added liquid glass to my pups eyes and noses and added some highlights on the balloons, Miko style, using a white gel pen.

Finished off my sentiment by adding the MFT Birthday die cut.. I cut it three times in Glacier cardstock and stacked them.  Then I added some liquid glass to make it stand out.  After all was dry, I cut a few vellum balloon strings using the Craftin Desert Divas Party Die Set and added those in tucking some behind, cutting some short and letting some of them lay across another balloon or the sentiment.  LOVE it!

SO!  I created this using the colors I did to fit the Double Trouble Challenge and the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge which both use these colors!  I may have added the twist of "strings" for Double Trouble, but I'll let them be the judge of that... while I have no ribbon or twine or anything... I DO have balloon strings!!  But honestly I'm good whatever the verdict because I wouldn't have done anything different.

Thanks for stopping!  See you again soon!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooooo cute!! LOVING the puppies and loving the balloons spelling out 'yappy!'

~amy~ said...

CUTE! I should design a pet card for my kids too, thanks for the inspiration.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Verdict is "great job with the Twine Thing" and acceptable. Love all the balloon strings wrapped around the adorable pups. Fun card and Ryan will certainly enjoy it. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Color Dare. Maybe Sunday at our Crop I'll give you sneak peek of the next challenge.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute card..fabulous coloring and those puppies are darling. Your son will love this.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well it's simple - he's just going to have to move, isn't he?! Seriously, your card is totally adorable, Lisa! I love those cute puppies! Your son will love this card!

Scrapper69 said...

Such a CUTE card!! I love all the puppies! :)


Melanie R said...

This is just the cutest, Lisa! I especially like how you did the "String Thing". I am sure that your next challenge will be all about cute critters. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge.

Cat Nowak said...

How cute!! I love all the layers and textures. Those pups are sure to brighten anyone's birthday. Thank you for playing with us at Color Dare.