I hope you are having a good week and have enjoyed all the good weather we have been having. I've thoroughly enjoyed all the recent Bank Holidays and seeing friends and family, but I have to admit that I'm glad to get back to normal and get some crafting time in. I spent some time playing with my Cricut yesterday and wanted to try making a shaped card using Design Studio. I've had CDS for ages but I've had a lot of trouble getting the hang of it, so I decided to bite the bullet and just learn to flip, rotate and weld to make this card:-
I used the Just Because Cards cartridge and cut the dog card out at 5 inches. When I scored and folded it, she stood very well although she is only joined at the head. Of course a Scottie dog has to have some plaid on her person - that must be mandatory, right? But I didn't have any plaid background paper in my stash so I used a Waltzing Mouse stamp from the Off Beat Backgrounds set to make a little bit of my own for his coat and collar:-
I used some Papertrey Ink dies to cut out a heart shape to be his little coat and added a sentiment. I recently saw someone somewhere (sorry I can't remember or I would credit it) add a puppy to a dog card and it gave me the idea to cut a smaller dog and attach him to his Mummy
I did this by folding some acetate which I adhered to the pup and then cut a slit in the Mummy and fed the acetate through. This means that the card can be pushed together to fit in an envelope. I cut the collar and name tag, added googly eyes and some glossy accents to give them both a healthy damp nose
and they turned out better that I anticipated.
I'm going to enter this in the Make it Monday linky party where anything goes, Ann's Creative Nook anything goes with animals and
the Fab n Funky challenge which is not to use bought backing papers.
Thanks for looking.