Card #6 – Ruff Day? Card – {31 Days of Cards}

Cards for 2015 InstagramBefore we get to Card #6, the winner of yesterdays daily giveaway is:  Michelle who said, “That card is awesome!! All of them are beautiful!”.

Thank you for your kind words and Congratulations Michelle!

I hope you enjoy your card.


Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post for today’s card. Remember each day you leave a comment, you are entered into the drawing for the Grand Giveaway for all 31 cards. Easy, peasy.

Card #6 – Ruff Day? card

I started by assembling all my supplies.

Card 6 Supply LayoutWe all have people in our life that are dealing with difficult situations.  I’m aware of several in my own life right now and felt like making a card that would acknowledge their situation as well as communicate my concern and care.  I was going through my stamps set and came across this dog/cat set that just felt right.  I usually shy away from these kinds of cards because I’m always afraid I’m going to say something that is not helpful (out of sheer nervousness).  This year, however, I want to stop that nonsense and send these cards to people who need to know I care.

I used grey/blue cardstock (5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″) for my base, a patterned cardstock (4″ X 5 1/2″) and seafoam cardstock for the sentiment (1″ X 4″).

Die cutting the circleI started by cutting a circle from the patterned cardstock.  I then inked the edges and let that sit for a bit.  I took a piece of scrap white cardstock and embossed the dog image using black embossing powder. After heat setting the image, I took my Distress Ink markers and colored in the dog.  I didn’t have to worry about staying in the lines because I was going to cut the image out.  And I did.

Card 6 3I set the dog aside and stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed using the same black embossing powder onto the seafoam cardstock.

Assembling this card was really simple.  I aligned the dog in the circle, glued the dog behind the circle and glued the patternedfoam adhesive banner dimension cardstock to the grey/blue base.

I attached the whole sentiment banner just below the dog using foam adhesive squares to give the banner dimension.  I finished the card off with three tiny rhinestones.

Here is the finished card.

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As you’re well aware, I’m an advocate for all things dog and I’m also a firm believer in the calming, soothing qualities of dogs (and cats, for my friends with felines ;-)).  It’s nice to be able to combine two of my passions into one card.

Remember to leave a comment below and be entered to win this card today and possibly the Grand Giveaway of all 31 cards on February 1, 2015.

Until tomorrow,






I know what it’s like to have a ruff day.  I’m glad to know we dogs can have such a good affect on people.

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7 Responses to Card #6 – Ruff Day? Card – {31 Days of Cards}

  1. Marjorie C says:

    Just precious!

  2. Denise says:

    I love this card. This will brighten someone’s day.

  3. Tammy says:

    I have a friends that could have use this one Sunday!

  4. Cathy Powell says:

    That is a perfect card to let someone know you are thinking of them!

  5. Neil says:

    Cute Card.

  6. Michelle says:

    YAY I win!! :)) And puppy card!!! So cute!

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