Sunday 29 December 2013

Scottie Dog Christmas Cards & Tags

I don't have a lot new to report on my Dad. He remains in hospital - in fact he had another fall there on Christmas Day night.. This time he was trying to climb out of the bed, but he cannot bear weight yet so down he went. It happened during the night, so when we visited him on Boxing Day we were quite surprised to see him with a big stitched gash on his nose. They did Xrays on him and there was thankfully no sign of a concussion. He's going to be turning all kinds of pretty colours in the coming days though, because of blood thinners and bruising.  Today is his 20th day in the hospital.

Because I didn't get to share all my 2013 Christmas cards, here are a couple that I made for my dog-loving friends:

These cards are the larger, 5-1/2" x 6" size. I added matted pattern paper panels and stamped the words with red ink right onto the top layer.  I ADORE this Scottie dog die, and for these cards I cut him out of kraft & black dotted paper then fashioned a glittery red coat by hand.  I love this red sparkly paper SO much I save all but the smallest of scraps. I was able to punch two circles from those scraps for ornaments. I stamped the ornament hanger (Impress), popped up the punched circle then added some glitter glue.

I added a glittery black brad for his eye ...

... and tied a Bakers Twine bow to sit on the punched holly.

Just for fun, I also made two tags.  The dog was die cut twice for each tag, once from Kraft card stock and once from the patterned Kraft paper.  The patterned paper dog was popped up onto the Kraft base with lots of foam tape once he was done, and the bakers twine loop ties were sandwiched between the two layers.

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