Monday, 1 August 2011

Birthday Dog!

One of my oldest (and most loved) stamps has had an outing on today's card...it's 'Birthday Dog' by Penny Black. I coloured him, using watercolour pencils, to match the BasicGrey 'Archaic' paper scraps I used. I cut the stars using my Nesties, then embossed them using my Cuttlebug 'Spots & Dots', 'Tiny Bubbles' and 'Swiss Dots' folders. I distressed all of the edges using ink and my scissors, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The sentiment is from the 'Critter Party' set (also by Penny Black).


Challenges for this card:

23 comments:

Claire x said...

Fab card Helen - lovely sweet image. Hugs, Claire x

Uma said...

I love him too, he's great for bloke's cards. Fabulous card, I like the stars and embossing

Sandra said...

He's adorable loveable and handsome!!:) Sandra H

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

What a GREAT CARD! I love it. Lots going on and it's nice to get male card ideas.

Hugs, Sandra

Andria said...

Cool man's card, love the embossing on the stars adds a distressed effect, gorgeous :).

Irene said...

Fabulous card with such an adorable image. He's just perfect for a man's card.

irene
xxxx

Riet said...

So gorgeous Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Hello From Texas said...

Oh what a wonderful card. I love the coloring on the image and the fabulous DPs. The layout is great too. TFS
Carole

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

It's those little touches (embossing, distressing, faux stitching) that really make a handmade card so special!

:: hooliegirl :: said...

Helen -- this card is stunning! I love the distress technique you've used on the stars, image and paper strips in the background. And who could resist that image! Fabulous!

Thanks for playing along in this week's Birthday Sundaes challenge!

Amy said...

Adorable card! Love the sewn strips and the image is so cute! Thanks for playing this week at Birthday Sundaes! :)Amy
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Jules said...

Hi Helen

What a wonderful card ... I love your layout and those amazing stars.

Everything looks great on that kraft background. Such fabby colours.

This image is one of my favs too!!

Thank you for keeping me company with your lovely snippet make this week.

Love Jules xx

Jules said...

Hi Helen

What a wonderful card ... I love your layout and those amazing stars.

Everything looks great on that kraft background. Such fabby colours.

This image is one of my favs too!!

Thank you for keeping me company with your lovely snippet make this week.

Love Jules xx

ahlers5 said...

What a cute card! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at MTTC.
Diane

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card helen, what a great image and colours.
luv
Debby

Beryl K said...

Great card, such a billiant image
Beryl x

Dragon said...

Lovely card, Helen. Thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this time
Frankie
xx

Clarky J said...

Its a fabulous card - I can see why you love the stamp! Thanks for sharing at The Stamp man challenge x Janet

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Helen - love that cute doggie! The Kraft card and the colouring is perfect for a masculine card and the stars are fab!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Kristie said...

Love the doggy image :) :) Super cute card! Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes Cakes & Cupcakes Blog Hop Challenge!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh my goodness! This is sooooo adorable! I LOVE the colors and that image is so cute! Glad you pulled it out for this amazing creation! It is such a fun birthday card! Thanks for playing along and hopping with us at Birthday Sundaes! I hope you'll join us again tomorrow!
Amber

Amanda said...

Fab use of snippets, love the card

Elizabeth said...

Great card - like how you've matched that cute dog and how you used so few snippets to make a really fab card. Elizabeth