Friday, March 3, 2017

Best Friend


I love making cards with these Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs, so here's another one. I found an old manilla tag and used a TH burlap stencil to sponge some tea dye distress ink for the background, then I put the Copic colored fussy cut dog on the tag. The "best" die-cut circle is from SSS and was done in turquoise and white, with a cocoa stitched circle mat. I used a snippet of striped dsp from my stash and placed it on a cocoa-colored card base after cutting both panels with stitched rectangles. I added a die-cut diagonal stitched panel of turquoise and some Poppystamps holly berry stitched dies as accents in black and turquoise. I heat-embossed the word "friend" with white ep on a scrap of black and fussy cut it, popping it up on foam tape. I'm very happy with the final look of this card, and hopefully the recipient will enjoy it as well. It's heading to Cards for Hospitalized Kids.

I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which  is "Tag, you're it!" - make a tag or add a tag to your project.

Thanks for stopping by and it's time to celebrate - it's Friday! YAY!

Carol

18 comments:

Janice M said...

Oh boy where do I start??! Awesome card! I LOVE all that stitched yumminess! LOL Love that diagonal panel and the little accent pieces too. The Best die is perfect specially paired with the word friend. Love everything about this one.

scrAPpamondo said...

Another really beautiful make with this fun dog! Wow! I think this card is just perfect for any masculine recipient! Pinned! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524487230137/
Love how you realized the tag background with the burlap stencil and the turquoise diagonal strip! So pretty design for the "best friend" sentiment and love the little round stitched embellishments! Very well done!

jimlynn said...

This is a fabulous sketch for that "friendly" dog and a great mix of patterned paper! He's darling! This is going to put a huge smile on someone's face for sure. It did mine!
Lynn

Wendy said...

How stinkin cute! I love everything about this card, Carol! That dog has got to be hands down the cutest and I love how you created the tag and sentiment panels! All your layers look fabulous cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies! Love it! TFS and wishing you a warm day! Hugs~

*Vicki* said...

Wow this is really quite stunning Carol! I love your color choices and how it all works together with the papers and dimension on your design! What a darling card!! :) Wishing you a fantastic weekend my friend! HUGS

Donna Hanley said...

The papers are just beautiful and go so well with the stenciled panel. The coloring on this guy is just perfect. I love that touch of blue. Have a good weekend.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It must be a doggie kind of day! Isn't he just precious...shame he does not know how to smile..... oh wait, he is smiling, you say? Hee hee, great job, Carol. You used the perfect papers, and the blue just pops off the paper!

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, great stitched details and brilliant image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
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Barb said...

It,s a really super card. I love those dogs. Barbxx

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Ohh how cute! It is awesome! I like the two colors you used - blue and brown work great!

aussie aNNie said...

One grrrrrr-eat card Carol, love this image.xx[aNNie]

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That card makes me smile :)

Heidi Stamps said...

Super card! I really like the layout with the pop of turquoise! Any dog lover would enjoy this!

Brenda said...

What a fun card Carol! I love the TH crazy dogs and I love the way you use this one. Love the paper you used and the stenciling. Also love the "best" die. Well done! I think the kids will enjoy this one for sure! Hugs, Brenda

Stampsnob. said...

HUUUMMMMM not so sure about the fried thing LOL..Lis

MaryH said...

He is so fierce! I forget I have these dies. This Grump looks very at home on the stenciled tag..great texture for his grouchiness. Also like the stripe paper with this design, and the pop of the slanted stitched border makes it sparkle. You're so good with these dog cards! TFS

Karen Letchworth said...

This is such a fun and fabulous card, Carol. Great job, and such a cute one for sure! I'd like to invite you to visit Word Art Wednesday. We're a fun, Anything Goes/Family Friendly challenge blog with lots of awesome prizes. I hope you'll come by to play along with us.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Daffodil Cards said...

LOL, such fun, I LOVE it. A Great masculine card.
Faith
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