Monday, March 31, 2014

Dog-Gone Good Birthday!


Hi everyone,

If you follow Karen Burniston Designer or Elizabeth Craft Designs on Facebook or their blogs, then you have probably heard the news of the surprise special release of the new House Pivot Card Die set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.… it was released earlier on the weekend.

I was super excited to be asked by Karen to create a couple of cards to use for the new release presentation. I am sharing one of my cards today and I will share the other later on during the week.
I love the house pivot card and can see so many uses for it. For my card today I decided to pull out some older stamps and turn the house into a dog kennel. To create the name on the kennel I used the inner portion of the door which is also included in the set.


Here is the inside of my card. The house die has a brick pattern on it which you can emboss to create the brick pattern if you wish … this of course is optional. I love the little fence on the right hand side, but it would be easy enough to have the fence on the other side just by folding your card the opposite way.

To create my card I die cut the House Pivot Base die onto a white card. I then die cut some masking paper with the same die and placed my mask over the house. I pulled out my favorite grass stamp and stamped that all over the lower portion of the card, masked along the top of my card and used my copic airbrush to color the grass. I then used my copic airbrush to create the clouds in the sky.

I added the dog and a few bones to the card and then added a tree which is the All Season Tree.
Both sentiments (on the front and inside) have been layered using one of the label dies from the Lucy Label Pop-Up Die set. I cut two extra pieces in red and cut them in half both ways so I could use these for layering behind the white label.

This die will be available in your local stamp store shortly.

Here are the products I used to create my card.

Stamps: Dog – Amazing Creations; Grass – Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers; Bone – All Night Media; Sentiment (front) – Paper Pretties; Sentiment (inside) – MFT Stamps
Paper: White
Dies: House Pivot Card; All Season Tree; Lucy Labels Pop-Up – Designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Crafts Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics



Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable!

Karen Aicken said...

AACK - SOOOO flippin' cute. I love what you did with this new die, Frances!
Karen A

Unknown said...

Adorable!!! Love the image and the die! said...

Wow a grass stamp, that's awesome. I love the dog. Very clever to make a mask of the whole card.

Queen Mary said...

Frances, I am still here every day and I love your obsession with these cut out cards! LOVE them! I just can't afford right now to buy these dies but I'm saving them into a file so when I CAN buy them I have all your inspiration to draw from! LOVE them!

Mel said...

This one is such an imaginative use of that die. Love the dog stamp too! He's gorgeous!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this has to be my fav of your more recent creations...adorable