happy friday! i'm so looking forward to a chunk of creative time this weekend! spending the day in my craft castle is truly the thing that makes my heart happiest and i have some serious cleaning/organizing to do as well as things to work on!
but first - today's card! i didn't start working on this one until i came home from work so when i photographed it, it wasn't completely dry. i'll have to update photos when that happens, but you'll get the gist.
the inspiration wheel landed on seasonal card and so i decided to go with christmas! it's a little too late in the season for thanksgiving since it's in a few short weeks - but true winter holiday cards can be sent for the next month and a half! or even later - heck, let's spread the cheer out as long as we can!
you know how much i love all the doggos, so i decided to put one on this card! he's even wearing a festive holiday sweater in addition to some seasonal antlers. the dimensional dot that i mentioned was still wet is his nose - when it dries it'll be a gorgeous translucent red spot to pretend he's rudolph!
merry christmas is stamped in green ink [which coordinates with the color of the card base] and is in one of my favorite hand written scripty fonts. i'm not sure when these became so popular or why exactly i love them so much, but i totally do.
here you can see the details of the doggo's sweater - the neck and arm ribbing is the same color green as the sentiment, and the body of the sweater is a red cable knit. he looks to me to be a boxer or lab mix, but regardless, he's adorable.
around the edges of the kraft panel i added in some hand-drawn dots and lines with a brown marker. i felt like the card needed something [it still might, to be honest] and i like the way they framed in the sentiment and the image. i used one of my favorite pens - these staedtler triplus fineliners. they've been my go-to for years and i just love them. i also appreciate that you can buy them individually at michael's - my stash always has a bunch of black and grey - [they're what i use most for journaling in our albums.] also - they last forever, or close to it.
the stamp set this doggo is from has a few other dogs in it and they were designed with holiday ideas/themes in mind, so i might just have to make a few other cards as well. i think this is a card that any dog-lover would appreciate, especially at the holiday time!
i'm looking forward to sending some holiday cards this year in addition to the traditional mail i already send out. with so many uncertainties coming our way because of covid, i think the world needs as much happy [mail] as we can manage! i also have a plan/challenge i can't wait to put out into the universe - i'm just working on some logistical details.
here's hoping you have a wonderful weekend and get to spend some time doing what it is that you enjoy!
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