Friday, May 3, 2013

Dogs Days of Summer VSN

Hello Friends & Followers!  This evening I am hostessing a virtual stamp night (VSN) challenge over at  The theme of this VSN was "The Dog Days of Summer" - so you KNOW being the HUGE dog lover than I am I had to hostess right?  My challenge was to create a card with a canine on it that also incorporates heat embossing in the 45 minute time limit.  I had SO much trouble deciding which of my dog sets to use, but finally decided on the cute doxie from SOme Odd Girl's 'Preppy Pups':
I heat embossed the pup in black, colored him with my Copic markers and then fussy cut him out (note - when cutting along the edge of embossing it can flake off - be prepared to perform 'damage control' with a black marker if necessary).  I used Papertake Weekly's Sketch #26 as a jumping off point:
and created the 'sun' background using a Spellbinders Nestabilities pinking circles die and 'grounded' my doxie using a piece of Garden Green cardstock edged with Martha Stewart's grass border punch.  The bone was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black and fussy cut as well, and the WOOF! patterned paper is part of the 'Spoiled Rotten' stack from The Paper Studio (LOVE that stack!!).  I wanted to add some puffy clouds or something to the upper left portion of the card for some balance, but I have NO cloud punches or dies... have to remedy that soon!!
     In addition to my VSN challenge, this card fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by crafty friends!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend - tomorrow is National Scrapbooking Day (psst - keep an eye open for sales!)
~ Crafty Math Chick


Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "all about animals” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

(DT Creative Craft Challenges)

karen said...

oh I love your card and the design is fab, great sketch too, thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, Karenx

Anonymous said...

This is super cute GF!

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW

~Tammy~ said...

So so cute! Love the sweet little image!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Waht a super cute card! Love the darling image, the grass... the sun looks great too!

Shannon White said...

Aww, is this ever Adorable!! Love your sweet little pup and the Fun summery scene you created for him too! Fab take on the sketch as well! 8-)


Emily Lauritzen said...

Love this card! Your pup is so cute and I love the background paper!!
<3 Emily L.