This was a little outside my comfort zone, I don't make cute very often, but thanks to a brainstorming session with my crafting buddies I now have a series of projects for the rest of the month.
This one is a very easy card to make, with some stamping and colouring it comes together very quickly.
To get the arch even at the top I drew round an oval die, then drew straight lines from the widest point to the bottom. This will need to cut hand.
On the offcut measure 5/8 inch from the shaped edge and cut a parallel strip for the barge boards. Colour these brown with an alcohol marker.
Using Tree Bark background stamp and Archival Ink Coffee stamp the front of your card, do this with the flaps open so you don't accidentally stamp the inside too.
Die cut the red card with a Spellbinder die, Curved Rectangles, using the smallest one. Attach this to the card flap on ONE SIDE ONLY.
Stamp Alfie in Archival Ink Coffee and clear emboss on a piece of Taupe card. Colour Alfie using paint, pencils or alcohol markers and allow to dry. Fussy cut the dog ready to go on the inside back of the card, using Cosmic Shimmer PVA dries clear stick Alfie to the card.
I have found it easier to do it this way, it saves ruining the card if the stamping goes wrong, as long as you use the same colour card it doesn't really show that much. There is room inside to write your greeting hidden behind the flaps.
Alfie single stamp
Paws-itively Great sentiment set
Tree Bark background stamp
Archival Ink Coffee
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder
CS PVA Dries Clear Glue
Foundations Card Taupe
Spellbinder Die Curved Rectangles
I would like to enter Alfie in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - W for Whiskers