Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Evolution of a Card

Pure enjoyment.  That is what I felt as I put this card together.  It was just plain fun!  And turned out way better than I anticipated - a bonus!

I started off with this cute dog by Meljen Designs:

but I wanted him looking over a fence.  I cut out two different fences and didn't like either one so I used a piece of photo designer paper of rocks.  After coloring him, I fussy cut him out but even with the Doodle Pantry sky paper, it was too plain so I stamped some trees using a Stampin Up rubber stamp and colored in some grass with a Copic.  I couldn't figure out how to use the sentiment on the digital image so I cut out a "hello" with the Silhouette.
I ended up using so many techniques and mediums:
Silhouette cutting out hello
Cuttlebug cutting out the front grass - YNS die
Digital paper
Digital image
Designer paper
SU stamp and brown ink
Prisma pencils
And see that TINY little heart by the "hello".  Can you believe I fussy cut that? I am so happy that I still have that much flexibility in my fingers.
So that is how my card evolved.  Here is the sketch I used:

I don't think I will be making any more cards exactly like this.  However, now that I have all the bugs worked out, maybe I will!

Your Next Stamp - sketch
Love to Scrap - anything
Simon Wednesday - all creatures great and small
Meljen - loving you
Sister Act - anything
Words to Scrap By  - so something different
Stamping Boutique - hearts
Paper Creators - love is in the air


  1. This is absolutely adorable, Marsha. Love the little scene you've created the this cute Meljen's pup image! Thanks so much for joining the Loving You Challenge at Meljen's Designs this week.

  2. This is so cute!! You have many different elements but you brought them together perfectly!!

  3. This is so cute and I love the little rock wall the puppy is peeking over! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp.

  4. What a fabulous scene you made for your cute doggy, fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Wow! I love this! You created an adorable scene and that puppy and rock wall are awesome! Thanks for sharing at Words 2 Scrap By!

  6. Wow! I love this! You created an adorable scene and that puppy and rock wall are awesome! Thanks for sharing at Words 2 Scrap By!

  7. such a cute card and great use of the papers!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

  8. Beautiful card Marsha! Love all your layers and how you used the sketch!
    Thanks for playing along at Your Next Stamp!

  9. Very creative--your scene came out great! Glad to see this in the gallery at W2SB!

  10. I love how you used the different elements to make this cute scene! Thanks for playing along wiht us at Words 2 Scrap By!

  11. Wow -- so many techniques to create such an adorable card! Have to say that rock wall idea is pretty darn creative. :)

    Thanks so much for joining our do-something-different challenge at Words 2 Scrap By!

  12. This is just so adorable! Love the felt grass and that sweet pup! Thanks for playing with us at YNS!

  13. Oh my, this is over the top cute!!! The layers in the front look great and work so well for the sketch. Your card will generate so many smiles. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!

  14. So cute, awesome job on the scene. Thanks for playing at The Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.

  15. In the words of my 4 year old granddaughter: "This is sooo adorable"! I love all the elements of your card and your puppy is too cute. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  16. Wow, this looks amazing! Saw it over at Meljen´s and had to come and check it out!