I was lucky enough to win a couple of stamp sets from the fabulous Karen Morris (thank you!!), and one of those sets was B1464 Puppy Party. This puppy just makes me smile.
This card was based on the new Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #120. I stamped some Glacier cardstock with one of the frames from the August SOTM, then I sanded it pretty heavily. I filled in the frame with the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment. Then I filled in the sketch with some Coral Shimmer trim and a bit of Zoe pinwheel print.
I inked the puppy in Slate ink and stamped him off onto scrap paper before rolling just his edges back into the Slate ink and stamping him onto some White Daisy cardstock. I colored his collar with Canary ink (waterbrush) and added some details with a journaling pen. I stamped the hat in Sorbet ink, and detailed it with the black journaling pen and some clear shimmer gel pen. Finally I stamped the balloon in Canary ink, outlined it with the journaling pen, and popped a bit of shimmer trim into the center of the balloon. I trimmed all the pieces out and popped them up on the card with thin foam tape. I added some sewing thread from the balloon to the dog's hand.
I hope this puppy made you smile too!