Sunday, 20 March 2011

Birthday Beagle

I've used one of my current favourite stamps on this card...he's called 'Birthday Beagle' by Whipper Snapper...I have a bit of a thing for doggy stamps...and they make great images for men's cards too. I've kept the layout ultra simple...stamping my sentiment (from a Studio G set) directly on to the Kraft card base, and adding a strip of BasicGrey 'Max & Whiskers' paper along the bottom. I thought the white I'd stamped my image on to looked too stark against the Kraft, so I cut him out, and added another piece of Kraft behind him, which I'd embossed using my 'Spots & Dots' Cuttlebug folder. I did ink the edges...but only lightly...so I think it's still fairly 'clean' and simple! ;0)


Challenges for this card:

30 comments:

Debs M said...

love this! great image and fab bp's x

Kathyk said...

This is a fab card and, like Debs, I reckon the image and bp's are just great too

Kathyk

Wishcraft said...

Great card Helen! Love the image and fab paper. The embossed Kraft looks great too :o) Lisa x

sharingthepassion said...

This is fab Helen, such a cuite. Love it! hope you ar well.

Ali x

Carissa said...

Oh Helen, this is adorable. I love the image. Hugs, Carissa

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww sweet card Helen, love all the kraft paper too :)
Kelly.x

KelsMakes!!! said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining in at Incy Wincy this week. Kelly

Claire x said...

Great card Helen, I love that beagle and such fab papers too. Thanks for playing along with Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Claire x

Annelies said...

It's indeed a great stamp and you've made a gorgeous card with it! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Jo said...

This is a great card, fab colours and I love the image. Jo x

Suze Bain said...

Super card Helen, love your colours and composition. x

Vicky said...

Just the cutest hun and such a fab layout too...I love it :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Chrissie said...

This is a super card and perfect for a chap!
I think you were right to reduce the amount of white around the image, I might even have been tempted to ink the edges slightly too.
Thanks for another great submission!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pauline said...

Lovely card, such a sweet image, like the DP too.

Fiona said...

this is so adorable...cute image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Fi

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Susan said...

Helen, this is just as cute as can be!! I love the muted colors...awesome!

Kat said...

Great male card Helen. I love that doggie, he's so cute!

Kat xx

Mandi said...

Super card, think you've got it just right
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Riet said...

Wht a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

A great card. Love the image and the embossed Kraft, Sue.x

jules said...

Aaw! love it too cute!

Curlybear said...

Aww I love the Beagle he is so sweet, fabulous card I love the papers and the colour combo,

Have a great week,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Aileen said...

Great image. Love the papers you've teamed it up with. x

Heike said...

Wow, your creation is amazing. Thanks so much for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Hugs
Heike

Lynne said...

Super card, really cute.
Lynne xxx

pickle said...

A super creation.love the colour combo against the kraft card
Kerry x

Abi said...

Fabulous image & a perfect fit for our challenge. Love it! Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

Linby said...

Great card-love how you embossed the circle so even though it is the same colour/card-it stands out.
Linbyx

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x