To start I stamped the adorable pup from the Headline Messages set and heat-embossed him with detail black embossing powder before coloring him with Copic markers and die-cutting him with the coordinating dies. Next I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with detail white embossing powder. I trimmed them down to a label and set them aside while I worked on the rest of the card.
Next I inked up the Newspaper Bold Prints stamp with Soft Granite ink and stamped it once onto a piece of scrap paper. Then immediately I stamped it again onto my card base of Snow layering paper. This results in a very soft shadow of the main image that you can see very faintly. It also gives a little texture and dimension to the card without taking away from the main image and sentiment! I blended a tiny bit of Soft granite ink onto the edges of the card panel especially along the bottom. Next I lined up the sentiment from Headline Messages on my MISTI lid and inked it with Charcoal ink. I stamped it onto the left side of my card panel and then moved my card panel up and stamped it again. I kept moving the card panel to get the repeated sentiment perfectly aligned on my card. Finally I added my dog and sentiment with foam mounting tape and finished the card with a few black gems!
I love the modern look of this card and the cheeky sentiment! ;) Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous day!
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