Friday, October 30, 2020

Happy Paw-lidays!

Happy Friday!  Its' Jeanne today with a card for pet lovers.  Christmas Pets is one of my favorite dies from the new Christmas Releases because it is so versatile.  I used it for a Christmas card, but if you leave off the Santa hats you have an adorable bundle of pets for any occasion.

To start my card I cut all the pieces from white cardstock and used Distress Oxide ink and blending brushes to color.  The tree is cut from the Reindeer w/Tree die and the star is from the Christmas Camper die.  I did use gold foil cardstock for the star.

I partially assembled my images before placing them on the card.  I find this easier than trying to assemble everything on the card itself.

Below are the inks I used for coloring the pieces.  This pile of pets reminds me of a dog and two cats that I used to have, so I colored them similarly.  Our orange tabby would definitely have been the cat sitting on top of the dog! 

I decided to make this a 5 1/4 inch top fold square card to fit in a 5 1/2 inch square envelope.  I cut the card base from white cardstock 10 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches and folded it in half.  Then, I cut a plaid panel 5 1/4 inch square to completely cover the front and a piece of red cardstock 4 7/8 inch square.

Using white cardstock I cut a circle using the largest of the Stitched Circle dies and a 4 3/4 square which I embossed with a snowflake themed embossing folder.

My sentiment strip is 3/4 inch high and about 4 1/2 inches long.  The length isn't crucial as it gets trimmed but I did center my sentiment to make it easier to place.

Next, I stacked all the layers centering them.  The red being just slightly larger than the white embossed panel gives it a nice frame.

I glued my images to the front and placed the sentiment at an angle.  Because this plaid is on a diagonal I made sure to line up the sentiment with the plaid.  After it was glued down, I trimmed the overhang.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today and it's given you some inspiration for creating this weekend.  The new Christmas releases and Halloween release are on sale for a limited time.  Be sure to stop by the online store!

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Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is really cute Jeanne and a perfect Christmas card for pet owners

Sukie said...

Such a sweet card! The plaid background is so festive with those adorable pets!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the embossed and plaid background for your cute pups