Monday, 26 June 2017

…he will make a fool of himself too

Made up a fun birthday card for a colleague using one of Tim’s cute dogs from the Crazy Dogs set.

To help me decorate my card I’ve played along with the current bingo board at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I’ve gone for the diagonal row from the top left using a blue palette, twine for some embellishment and stamping my dog on a die cut rectangle.

My card follows the sketch over at Paper Craft Crew.  As I needed a rectangle to make my bingo row I swapped out the circle for a rectangle.  I used twine for the same reason and it also goes well for a masculine card, which this is.  I brought the washi tape element to the front to add in my sentiment, which I printed over some digi washi tape and popped up on some foam tape.  This is going out to a colleague who said we weren’t allowed to do anything for his birthday as he didn’t want a fuss, hence the sentiment I added. 

Instead of any embellies for the three small circle elements I’ve used one of the speech bubbles from the Crazy Thoughts set that matched my sentiment.  Think the cute doggie also looks a bit perplexed so he was a good match too. 

I created the grungy background stamping (instead of the text background) with one of the stamps from the Butterfly Melange set.  I stamped the complete stamp three times next to each other using a block and then took the stamp off the block and just stamped as is to get the unfinished portion on the top.  Distress embossing powder completed the worn and grungy look.

At Crafting by Designs they are looking for projects with animals so I am also linking up my doggie card there.

Chalks & Powders etc
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder ~ Weathered Wood
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Inks & Paints etc
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colours ~ No 20 Black, No 35 Carmine Red, No 44 Light Brown, No 46 Brown, No 47 Dark Brown & No 91 Blush Gold
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Black Soot & Weathered Wood
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Blue Note
Pion Design Palette ~ Blue V
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ THJ002 Butterfly Melange, CMS238 Crazy Thoughts & CMS271 Crazy Dogs
Ribbons & Trims etc
Grey & White Baker’s Twine from stash
Tic Tac Toe #003 ~ Left diagonal

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Emily, what a perfect card for a person who didn't want a fuss made of his birthday!! The speech bubble is such a great addition, it just makes me giggle! Thank you for joining us this week for our Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

  2. Love this whimsical card, Emily! I have a Doxie so this dog reminds me of her! Thanks for playing along with the TTTC this week.


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