Sunday 7 October 2012

Waggy Birthday

This is a card I've made for Amanda, my cousin's daughter, who is fifteen today.  The family have two labrador dogs which they dote on so I decided to use this as the theme for her card.  The main image is from Joanna Sheen's rubber stamp sheet Labrador Retriever and is stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo ink on to white card. Spellbinders square nestabilities dies were used to create a frame for it with a layer of silver mirri card underneath.  Spellbinders circle dies were used to cut out a paw print embellishment, layers for the tag, backing paper layers and also the sentiment.  Quickutz dies were used to cut the A for Amanda and the bones to make the corners and Stampin up black grosgrain ribbon was used for the bow and the stamped sentiment was from their Sincere Salutations set.

The black and white colour scheme was decided by the paw print backing card but the layout for the card was taken from the card challenge over at Seems A Little Sketchy. 


As well as the black white paw print card the black band of card under the main image has debossed paw prints on it which is difficult to pick up in the photographs.  The gingham paper is printed in greyscale from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Blue and a border was stitched  around it to create a frame.

Hope Amanda has a lovely day with Buster and Ruby and the rest of the family.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

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  1. Such a fab card for a dog lover Liz. Lovely image and elements.
    crafty hugs

  2. Great card Liz. Love the image and great layout and design. I'm sure she will love it too.
    Eileen x

  3. Stunning card Liz, I love the image and beautiful detailing.


  4. What a brilliant card! Love the paw prints the image the l layout is very nice clean work! Thanks for sharing your creation and joining us at

    Stamping Dragon Designs.

    Angela Bonanno (DT Member)

  5. I'm sure she'll love it Liz! What a lovely image and love how you put her initial on a dog tag! x

  6. I so love this - the circle with the little paw prints is just perfect!!Thanks so very much for joining us at the Gingerloft Challenge!!

  7. so gorgeous liz.i love the black and white and stunning image ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. Your card is gorgeously Liz, I know I'm biased about the Labrador image but it looks so lovely and crisp in the monochromatic colours.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Animal Magic theme at Penny Black challenge this month.

    B x

  9. Fabulous card Liz and a perfect colour combo.

  10. I love how you incorporated the paw prints. Such a great modern design and take on the sketch.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  11. Lovely work and card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish circles challenge, good luck, cheers Sue x

  12. This is adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Good luck,
    Rene ;D

  13. I love black and white it is so classy. I love your card the design is perfect. I saw this on MIM and stopped by for a closer look. TFS hugs Sheryl xx

  14. Gorgeous card and just perfect in black and white.
    Thank you for joining in the Animal Magic challenge at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

  15. This is soooo Gorgeous Liz. Spotted this on MIM..Loz

  16. Gorgeous image Liz, love the black and white too, so classy.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. Cute card Liz - love the black and white colour scheme! Saw it on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

  18. WOW FACTOR!! This card definitely has it. The image, the details, the layout, and the paper is out of this world. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful inspiration over at MIM. You have inspired me and it makes my day.


  19. Absolutely gorgeous card....Love the layout, the monochromatic paper and the image. You did a fantastic job on your card. Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays.


  20. Very pretty, I love the monochromatic look.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs for the Stamping with the Dragon Weekly Challenge!!

  21. Stunning card!

    Thanks for joining us at Seems A Little Sketchy.
    Hugs, Nelle