Monday, July 5, 2010

It’s a dog’s life!

Hope you all had a great 4th of July! Hope you enjoyed our week filled with red, white and blue cards!

I have a photo vintage card today. I saw this really great sketch over at 365 cards yesterday and it simply shouted out – use a photo and that cute It’s a dog’s life stamp!!! So I did. LOL!

It's a dog's life 2 It’s for my hubby (who is the happy gent on the photo. The gal with the silly glasses would be me, and theeee cutest dog ever is Flisan) and I thought it’s a card and a photo to have on his  desk all in one. I’ll mail it to his work as a surprise. I used some Basic Grey Nook & Pantry papers and a Kraft card base. I inked all the edges with some brown chalk and stamped the It’s a dog’s life stamp with distress ink to get a little vintage feel on that. When all was glued down and stitched,  I went over all the edges with my finger nails. Works fine, but if you are afraid about your manicure, do the distressing with a tool BEFORE adhering it. Just a friendly tip…

Have a great new week, and see you again next Monday!

Tesa

6 comments:

Pugnacious Stamps and Designs said...

This is soooooooooo cute I love it

Sabrina MacDonald said...

I love it love it love it. I love the look of distressing and stitching. And cute puppy indeed. :)

Carisa said...

wow, tessa, that is awesome! ilove the idea of adding a photo to a card front, what a great idea - & how sweet to send to his work as a surprise.

Maria Matter said...

oh this is adorable! great distressing!

marsha said...

How adorable is this! I love how you combined a photo in with your card and all your distressing and stitching really makes this come to life! Of course, I'm a doggie lover too.

Hugs, Marsha

LC said...

this is just down right adorable. Thank so much for posting.