I'm here today with a Merry-Monday-Mojo-Monday-inspired masculine Christmas card for my dog-loving hubby.
Years ago, I found this "Dear Santa, Define Good" stamp set in a bargain bin of some sort. And, I first saw the Crazy Dogs, I knew I needed to make a few holiday cards that featured that sentiment and a few of these crazy pups. :)
Design considerations and techniques:
- I went with this kraft/brown card because hubby commented on how much he liked these colors on a previous card.
- Embellishments were kept to those that had previously received hubby's stamp of approval -- meaning no brads, no sequins. :)
- The ripped package was a multi-step element.
- I started by masking out part of the side ribbon lines when stamping on the main layer and on the dp.
- After stamping on the dp, I snipped off a "torn" edge with a pair of Fiskars scissors.
- Next, I stamped the entire package on the (sanded) textured side of the core paper and the reverse side of the core paper.
- The package was then pieced together using the dp as the wrap, the sanded textured paper for the ribbon, and the reverse side of the core paper for the bow. When I attached the sanded textured piece, I then snipped off the left-end bow tie.
- Finally, I carefully cut a little slit in our pup's mouth, and played with various snippets of paper until I was happy with the itty bitty piece of paper hanging out.
So, what do you think? Is this a pup that hubby will love?
Gonna share this over at a couple of Simon Says Challenges: the die-themed Work It Wednesday Challenge and the Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge.
A new Sparkles Christmas Challenge started today. And, our Words 2 Craft By Challenge -- with two ways to win SSS gift certificates -- is still open.
Thanks so much for stopping and happy scrappin'!