Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Thanks For Being My Friend


Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:
STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Designs Anything goes challenge
Try It On Tuesday Have Fun with Stencils
Unicorn Challenge #53 Furry Friends

Have you had a chance to play along in The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? Today is the 7th day I am participating in challenge! I have found it to be great motivation to work on my coloring.

For today's card, I took the sketch from Lawn Fawn and flipped it. I stamped 2 dogs and then created a stencil for 2 hearts to go above them. That way I was able to stay true to the sketch. For the dogs, I used colored pencil. Then I blended them out using a Fantastix and baby oil. If you are unfamiliar with the technique, I have a video on how I do it here. As for the dogs shadows, I used an alcohol marker for that.

For the grass and the sky, I used a couple of other homemade stencils. The sky was placed above the part that follows the sketch. And to separate the sketch part from the sky, I have a die cut banner. The banner was actually extended as it is much shorter. As for the sentiment on the banner that was heat embossed. Distress Inks and Oxide Inks were used in this card. So I used a water bottle to activate them. The ink for the clouds used a section of a sponge. While the grass and the hearts used 2 different Amazon makeup brushes.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters at the Dog Park
Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Black
Ink: CTMH Archival Black, VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Distress Oxide Broken China, Picked Raspberry
Accessories: Prismacolor Premier Mineral Orange, Blush Pink, Pumpkin Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, Light Peach, 50% Warm Grey, 70% Warm Grey, 90% Warm Grey, Ranger White Embossing Powder, MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics, homemade stencil (MFT Grassy Edges, SU! Rainbow Builder, EP Create Photo Card), Fantastix, Amazon makeup brush, CTMH Round Sponge, Amazon makeup brushSpectrum Noir Dull Green TriBlend™ Marker

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Thank you for stopping by!

Please stay safe!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Those pups on your card are really cute. Lawn Fawn makes some great images. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at try It On Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

  2. Those puppies are just too cute! Thanks again for playing along with Lawn Fawnatics for this challenge!

  3. An adorable card, super images, they are so cute. Thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays