Aud Sentiments Challenge #162

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I am super excited to announce that I am a new Design Team member for the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog! This is a great place for card makers to come to take part in bi-weekly challenges and a chance to win some great prizes! Check out the blog if you haven’t already!

 

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This challenge is for the men in our lives, sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. The stamp I am using from Bugaboo stamps is called Puppy Pile and it is oh so cute! My sentiment is from My Favorite Things stamp set called I knead you.

 

Puppy close

There are a lot of ‘firsts’ in this card challenge for me. This is my first time designing for another blog. It is also my first time using a Digital stamp or ‘digi stamp’. I was surprised how easy it was to produce a cute card front with this technique, and I know this will be opening up a whole new world for me in stamping.

If you are new to Digital stamps as well you may watch this video below where I have gone through my actions to unzip and manipulate the stamp in Microsoft Word.

To use a digi stamp, you download it from the store and use it as you will in a photo program or in microsoft word. It is so easy to manipulate and expand or shrink and the quality never gets distorted. With my puppy pile image, I used microsoft word to shrink the image so that it would fit on the card front and be the center of attention on my 4.25 x 5.5 inch card front. I printed off the digi stamp onto some 80 lb card stock and used a die cut frame to cut out a rectangle with a stitched border. The frame I used is from Mama Elephant and the set is the basic set. I also cut out a banner from the same set which I would stamp my sentiment on.

The card itself is grey, with a grey striped patterned paper. The card is a top folding card measuring 11 x 4.25 inches and scored halfway at 5.5 inches.

To colour in the pile of puppies, I used my Spectrum Noir markers. (BG4, BG2, BG1, IG10, IG8, IG6, IG4, IG2, IG1, OR3, OR2, DR2 and DR4). I also used a few Hobby Colour markers for the flowers and the doggy bone (Vanilla, Cream, Ivory, linen, pearly blue and sky blue). For the grass I used Distress Ink in mowed lawn, and the blue surrounding the dogs is also distress ink in tumbled glass.

I created a mask by printing off two of the pile of puppies, and cut around the ‘mask layer’ and using micropore tape to tape it down temporarily. I then blended the colours, starting from the inside and working my way out.

Masking and distress inks

Once the puppies were coloured I used some foam tape to attatch the white card front to my card. and some tombow liquid glue to attach my banner.

That was it, and I hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for visiting.

 Puppy pile final

Be sure to visit the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog to look at the other design team members creations using Bugaboo stamps!

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3 Responses

  1. Juli
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    Such a cute card. So glad you joined the design team.
    Julie T

  2. Tinz
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    Love the way you used this image! Great masculine card, without being overly male 🙂

    Hugz Tinz – DT buddy

  3. Željka Grižić
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    Adorable card and great coloring…hugs Željka

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