This is my last guest designer project for Maymay Made It, and I wanted to make a project from the heart. It's an inside-out peek-a-boo card, and I think it expresses my love of dogs perfectly.
I started with a cream colored card base and created my own background with the Docrafts Wooden Boards Background Stamp. I wanted to try to match some rosy colored card stock so I used Simon Says Stamp Rose Apple Premium Ink. I then cut the card base down so that it would be 6" x 4.25" (this is slightly taller than a standard A2 size but I wanted plenty of room for my image and sentiment inside the card).
I next worked on the inside of the card. I printed from my computer the saying that inspired this card, "Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend, never had a dog." Then I used the MISTI and stamped in the lower 2/3 an adorable C.C. Designs image of a girl cuddling her puppy; it's called Birthday Puppy. I set this aside to Copic color later, but I needed it figure out the positioning of the heart window for the card front.
I used the Darice Love Theme Embossing Essentials and embossed the card front with the scalloped heart frame die and a Sizzix silicone embossing mat, using the girl and the puppy stamp to approximate the positioning of the die on the card front (this is clearer in the video).
I next used an X-Acto knife to cut out the center heart to create a window on the card front. To create a bit of dimension and add stability to the card front, I die cut the XOXO and the scalloped heart frame three times each and glued them stacked all together with Art Glitter Glue (the Fine Tip Nozzle makes this easy). I positioned the XOXO in the upper third of the card front and the stacked scalloped heart frames around the heart window I had cut out by hand.
To soften the card a bit, I rounded the two right corners with the 3/8" side of a We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, and I did the same to the inside of the card liner piece too. I also inked the edges of the card front and the card liner with more Simon Says Stamp Rose Apple Ink to give a finished look.
Before attaching the card liner piece to the inside of the card, I colored the little girl and her pup with the following Copic colors:
Skin: E50, E51, E21, R20
Puppy: W0, W1, W3 and R30
Hair and shoes: B01, C5, C7, C9
Socks: C00 and C1
Pillow, puppy's scarf, and girl's dress: BG11, BG13, R24, R27 and R29
The following is a start to finish process video of making this card: https://youtu.be/ZSS7a4KKoPg
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