Sunday, June 14, 2015


Hi there,

A close friend has just undergone a rather big surgery, and thankfully is well on the road to recovery. She was the inspiration for this card and loves her dogs. Although she doesn't have a Doberman, I thought the little Chihuahua looked like he could cheer even these two up!! Hope you're better soon Maribeth!

This card uses two of the June releases and one from a couple of months back: Heart Like Dogs Set 711, Life is better Set 712 and Old Well Set 703.

Beginning with the background for my card, I stamped the Wishing Well image on Kraft cardstock in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Belgian Cream. I then took my Memento Toffee Crunch ink pad and rubbed it over the entire piece. Then I rubbed  a tissue over the image, to remove any ink that was sitting on top of the embossing. The embossing powder resists the wet ink and makes the white really pop. I then took an aqua pen filled with bleach and bleached out inside the lines of the image, I guess, because of the brown ink, this made the image green, which was perfect for all of the greenery!! I took a Sakura Glue pen and added Green Iris glitter to the foliage.

The dogs were all stamped on cream cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black, fussy cut and were colored with three Copics: E11, N2, and N4. I took a sponge, applied it with Blending Solution and dabbed it over the dogs to give the mottled appearance.

The sentiment (from the Old Well Set 703) was stamped on Kraft cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with the new Coffee powder. I took a dauber that had brown ink on it to distress the piece after cutting it to the shape of a banner.

Dimensional Glue was added to the bucket and the dogs' noses. and a rhinestone brad and two little rhinestones were added for the little dog's collar. The background was layered to a Kraft card base, with Toffee Crunch distressed edges. Then the dogs and sentiment were added with Dimensional Dots.

Hope you've enjoyed my share with you today!



  1. Great , gorgious card!!! The dogs are just wonderful!!!


  2. I love this card and I am sure your friend will too. Neat dogs.

  3. Shona this is super cute and so beautifully designed. Loving the wishing well in the background.
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  4. Marvelous looks on this one, with that darling puppy. Bound to cheer up your friend. I am loving the look of your well...I've only ever tried bleaching in a technique class. You really got the look of old moss on this beautiful well, and what a fab backdrop to those fierce doggies. They really needed the little pup to come along and brighten up things. Well done! TFS & Hugs


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