You're Dog-Gone Awesome

Friday, June 21, 2019

Morning, y'all!  Just popping in on this sunny, summer day to share the card that I made my dad for Father's Day.  I've been busy weeding through my stash in preparation for a summer yard sale, as well as listing a bunch of new stuff AND marking others down on my For Sale page (Be sure to check 'em out!), and happened upon some oldies but goodies that were long overdue for a little love.  They were the inspiration for his card.
I started this card by stamping the first and third dogs in the line, in Jet Black ink, on a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of watercolor paper.  I then masked them off, stamped the second and fourth dogs, removed the masks, and watercolored all four.  There's a subtle, watercolor highlighting around their edges, too; but it's not wanting to show up in these pics.  I used to love this brand of watercolor paper; but I bought my first pack of the same brand here in El Paso, and it's weird.  It absorbs the watercolor rather than spreading it around.  Do you think that I just got a bad batch?  I really love that it comes in a 12" x 12" size.
Anyhow, I then stamped the "you're DOG-GONE awesome" sentiment, in Jet Black ink, near the upper, right corner before framing the entire thing with Brocade Blue cardstock and black-threaded, straight, machine stitches...
wrapping it, three times, with a length of Baker's Twine, tied in a bow; and popping it off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape.  A little Glossy Accents, for the pups' eyes and noses, and white, Jelly Roll pen detailing completes the look.
Thanks so much for visiting, friends!  Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!  XOXO 

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Pawprints on Our Hearts (Market Street Stamps); Furry Friends (Avery Elle) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Brocade Blue (SU!); watercolor (Master's Touch) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Super Glue); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); watercolors (Kuretake); Glossy Accents (Ranger); white Jelly Roll pen (Sakura)


Lisa Elton said...

This is terrific Jinny, bet your dad loved it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo cute! I loveeeeeee those dogs!!!!!!!!!!