Today is Fabulous Friday! It is a little rainy in Northern Illinois, but I love the rain!
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Here is today’s sketch
The wonderful thing about sketches is that they provide base layout inspiration. There are some days I really need sketches to help me get that card idea out of my brain and into reality.
I modified today’s sketch a bit by turning it on it’s side.
I started out with a Mossy Meadow card base measuring 8-1/2″x5-1/24, scored at 4-1/4″.
The card front, measuring 4″x5-1/4″, is cut from a piece of the beautiful World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper pack that will be retiring soon. The price has been dropped from $15 to $9!
Next, I cut a strip of Mossy Meadow (5-1/4″x2-1/2″) and a strip of Basic White (5-1/4″x1″) and glued them together, centering the white in the middle of the Mossy Meadow.
Because I wanted a darker sentiment, but not too dark, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment. I used Smoky Slate ink and stamped it twice to give it the right tone. With the Stamparatus, you can stamp an image several times with perfect placement each time.
Then, I glued the strips to my card front, centering it.
On a scrap of Basic White, I stamped my Pampered Pets image and cut it out with the matching Pets Dies. I colored him in using Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and used the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends for his collar.
Before gluing the card front to the card base, I wrapped two pieces of ribbon to the card front and secured it to the back with Scotch tape. Here I used the Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim and the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim. I used about 6″ of each. Because I am not talented, I taped each ribbon down separately!
Once I secured the ribbon to the card front, I added the dog image using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I wanted to make sure he did not bend from the height of the ribbons.
To finish off the card, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to secure the card front to the card base. You can see the lifted layers on the photo below.
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