Enough jibberjabber, onto the cards!
Here's the first and my favorite one:
"But I'm worth it, Meg!" "You're right, Addie.") I stamped the quote using Memento Rich Cocoa and Rhubarb Stalk. I covered "dog" and "rich" with a post-it, then took the post-it off and very carefully used the tip of the dew drop ink pad to ink them. And it just so happened the stamp fit perfectly in the this column from some October Afternoon paper. The little doggy is from Eat Cake Graphics, I colored her with prismacolor pencils and baby oil, then cut her out. And then lost her on my desk, which led to a joyful rendition of "Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" which then led to my real dog leaving the room.
Anyway, the background paper is from a new pack of Cosmo Cricket Core-dination paper. It's pre-embossed so all it needs is a little sanding. Adhered to a Riding Hood Red cardbase, then popped the sentiment & dog up using mounting tape (my new love!).
Up next, a card for both the Technique Lover's challenge and CAS card:
sentiment: "you make my heart flutter"
A fun card to slip into DH's overnight bag. My current favorite technique is heat embossing, so I stamped the butterfly trail in Ripe Avocado & Versamark, then clear embossed. I colored the sentiment with markers, as well as the butterfly. I added some polka dots to the butterfly, because really, if you have a chance to add polka dots and you don't, you're wasting your time here on earth (see, I told you I was full of quotes. Except I'm pretty sure the original mentions something about "make the world better" rather than "add polka dots," but we stampers know those are one and the same.)
And the third and final card that I actually made for the CAS guest designer challenge yesterday, but fits in with the theme:
sentiment: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.It was for the "sparkly" challenge. I stamped the leaves and sentiment using colorbox bronze & versamark brilliance sky blue inks, then clear embossed. I stamped the butterfly using Versamark onto the dp, which has the live/love/sing/dance words in metallic.
Card One: Eat Cake Graphics Dog stamp, Cloud9 dog quote stamp, October Afternoon Daydream paper pack, Cosmo Cricket Core-dinations, SU Baja Breeze & Riding Hood Red, Prismacolor pencils, baby oil
Card Two: WPlus9 Bird & Bees, Unity August KOM sentiment, PTI bitty box paper and Spring Moss cardstock, versamark, markers, clear embossing powder
Card Three: WPlus9 Woodgrain Additions, PTI Out on a Limb sentiments, PTI kraft cardstock, Kaisercraft dp, Colorbox bronze ink, Versamagic Sky Blue Brilliance Ink, Versamark, clear embossing powder