Paper Smooches SPARKS: Picture Perfect

Greetings! Just popping in today to share my card for the new SPARKS challenge at Paper Smooches! This time, it’s a “Picture Perfect” challenge!

For my card, I used images and a sentiment from the “Woofers & Tweeters” set:

Other supplies: card stock, patterned paper (Echo Park), embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts/Quickutz), metal dies (Spellbinders), button, twine (The Twinery), Copic markers, Brilliance Graphite Black Ink, orange ink (Stampin’ Up).
To make the background, I die cut the heart from the white card stock, then embossed the panel. Finally, I inked up my brayer and rolled it along the embossed panel. To make sure the heart was placed in the dog’s mouth, I cut a slit with my craft knife, then slipped a corner of the heart underneath.
You may already know that I almost always color my dog stamps grey/black in honor of my dachshund, Midnight. I thought the color scheme for this challenge was perfect!
And here is the photo that inspired my card:
For all of the details on this challenge and for more picture perfect inspiration, stop by the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog! The deadline for this challenge is Sunday, February 3 at 10:59 PM Eastern.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Christmas Card Challenges #42

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! Hope you’re ready for a new Christmas Card Challenge! This week, we’re incorporating animal prints on our cards:
To be honest, this was a toughie for me…I don’t have any animal print paper, but I had an idea…what if I used paper that had animals printed on it?
I found this paper at a local scrapbook store; it’s from SEI’s “Silver Valley” collection.
Supplies: sentiment stamp (PaperTrey Ink), patterned paper (SEI Silver Valley; woodgrain – aMuse Studio), snowflake stamp (Stampin’ Up – Northern Hearts [retired set]), wood button, kraft card stock, VersaMark watermark ink, clear opaque embossing powder, brown seam binding ribbon, adhesive rhinestones, card base, corner rounder.

Although all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on the CCC blog so we can stop by and leave you some lovely comments!

We also don’t require that you use Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps on your cards, but if you have them, we’d love to see you ink them up when you play along!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the wild and wonderful cards they’ve created this week: AlannaBrigitteCandaceCorinneDeeKatieLeesaMargoMichelePat, and Stephanie…and our guest designer, Natali!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous week and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!