Tuesday, 12 July 2011

CFC 10 ... Shaped Card

So challenge #10 at Cas-ual Fridays (see sidebar for link)  is to make a Clean And Simple SHAPED Card.   I had to put my thinking cap on for this one, although now that I have looked through the amazing submissions I could have been more inspired had I done that earlier!  If you have a chance to swing by and see all the great shaped cards - do so. It's worth it!

I went with a Christmas card ... sized to fit into a #10 business envelope. The shaped card is Cricut cut from "A Child's Year" cartridge. I used the 'hide contour' feature with my Gypsy to hide the heart that would have cut out of the front as I wanted to add my own.  
The holly punch is by Emagination, and the heart is a Tim Holtz Sizzix die. Both are stamped with a background image (Stamps by Judith), edges are inked and doodling added with a brown pen. The heart was popped up with foam tape. I cut another bone shape slightly smaller, inked and doodled on the edges of that, then attached it inside with a red Merry Christmas greeting (DeNami Design).  The red envelope is stamped with a bone tree (Magenta) in hunter green, then the little bones were coloured with pencils. Totally a cute card to give a groomer, vet or dog care provider from your furry kid.  :-)

Originally I thought I'd add a smaller bone shaped panel to the front of the card, but when I decided not to I had a large bone die cut to add to my 'Odds and Sods' pile. Plus, I cut both heart shapes -- so I had an extra heart too. I'm trying to USE UP that pile, not add to it ... so I immediately put together this card to have on hand. Hope I don't have to use it for a very, VERY long time.

I was also able to use up a leftover piece of that digital cloud paper! (Digital Design Essentials)  The wings (Stampendous) were stamped with brown and coloured with Copic markers before cutting them out. I attached them to the back of the die cut heart after inking and stamping and doodling on it, then popped the whole thing up with foam tape. I loved the little tear drop gem (iRock) - it seemed fitting somehow. The words are by Technique Tuesday (Ali Edwards).

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Darling bone!! What a fun shape :) Glad you joined in the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. This is SO very creative, Karen! I love the dog bone shape and I am glad that you think outside the box (for Christmas, too!!)! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAs-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing your work again!

  3. I adore this!! Super cute and clever!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  4. Both the cards are great! I love them both, what a great way to also give love to family members from a loved pet. We send gifts to MIL and FIL from not only our kids but from our furry babies too lol The sentiment So Sorry for your Lose is precious and the wings with the heart... awwwwe love it!

  5. such great pet cards, karen! in fact, your blog is lovely:)

  6. Now THIS is out of the box creative! Love the Christmas version and the sympathy one is such a clever idea. Love them both :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!


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