Friday, September 5, 2014

Ruff Day?

Making cards for guys is always a challenge, so I played the current Cardz 4 Guys challenge (see what I did there? :)) which is Man's Best Friend. I pulled out my new-to-me Simon Says Stamp You Are Pawesome set and made this:

I followed the current Kathy's Waffle Sketch File sketch:

though my circle is way smaller since the dog is kinda small.

I used papers from Carta Bella Well Played for the background, and some mystery thin, black card stock for the layers.

This was a pretty simple sketch, and I got to use some really neat papers that are perfect for a guy card. As an added bonus*, when I applied the Enamel Accents to his eyes, I managed to make tiny triangles instead of circles/dots, so the dog looks particularly tired. This is important because it mimics my current sleep-deprived situation, though my fatigue is purely self-induced. I could go to bed on time, or stay up into the wee hours of the morning stamping with Libby, which is what I chose to do. Can you really blame me? :)

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to watch The Mummy Returns and stay up late again.

Thanks for stopping by!

* Is a bonus ever not added? I mean, is there such a thing as a subtracted bonus? Is "added bonus" redundant? This, people, is what happens when I type very late at night. I'm sorry. 

ETA: My card was chosen as one of the top three at Cardz 4 Guys! Wheeeee!


Stuff I used: One of the red Copics (I didn't write it down ;/), misc black card stock, and the following:


  1. Wake up!! Make more cards! :-) Love this cute sleepy puppy.

  2. so cute! I love your paper choices...they really make the card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  3. this is so cute and a great choice of papers. Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

  4. A super card, I love the choice of background papers, very masculine, and such a cute dog. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz, I also note your DT application, thank you. I hope we see more entries in our coming challenges. Caz

  5. Fantastic card! Your colors are perfect for a masculine card and that puppy is adorable. So glad you shared your creation at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  6. Great card - love that image.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  7. Oh wow! This is just so incredible. I love that sleepy little dog and your choice of patterned paper is perfect! Fantastic masculine card! Thanks so much for joining us again at The Sketch File.

  8. Just how cute is this? I love it!

    Sorry I'm a bit late with my commenting, but its great to have you joining in and using September's LO from The Sketch File to make this lovely card. I hope you'll take a look at the October sketch soon ;)


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