Happy birthday, Puppy!

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you have had a great start to your week. For this week’s step by step, I used the Simon Says Stamp ‘Bone-A-Fide Birthday’ stamp set. This is the card I made for my best friend’s birthday this week. She loves cats but all I had was birthday dogs so I hope she still will like it. Let’s get to the card!

I stamped the image using Gina K Amalgam Ink and then I proceeded to color the image using my Prismacolor Premier colored pencils and blended everything with Gamsol. Here is a list of the colors I used and where I used them:
CAKE-Ginger Root and Putty Beige
DOG– Chocolate and Dark Brown. Uniball Signo White was used for the whites of the eyes.
TRAY– 50% Warm Grey and 70% Warm Grey
FROSTING– Dark purple and Dahlia purple
CANDLES– Cobalt Turquoise, Parrot Green, Prussian Green, and Apple Green
FLAME– Pale Vermilion and Canary Yellow
HAT– Parma Violet and Light Aqua

I used a sentiment from the stamp set for the front sentiment. I used a Zing Embossing Powder in ‘Neon Purple’. I’ve been trying to use my Zing embossing powders more but sometimes it doesn’t adhere very well. I’m still learning it’s ins and outs.

I then stamped the inside sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and the Simon Says Stamp ‘Birthday Messages’ stamp set.

Next I applied some of my gems, of course. I used Little Things by Lucy’s Cards in the Grape Mix and Shimmering Pool Mix. I absolutely adore the gems from Lucy’s Cards, the mixes are really nice and I love that they are flat backed making them even easier to adhere.

That’s the final product! The balloons are from the same stamp set as the birthday dog. The colors are from Memento Tear Drop inks. I love adding decorations to the inside of my cards. I feel that it makes them special.

What did you think of today’s card? Do you love these stamps as much as I do? I would love to know what you’re creating now! Let me know down in the comments 😊 Be sure to check out my social media to stay informed. XO❤

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