Thursday, February 3, 2011

Here it is, my "poodleliscious" birthday card!!!!!

My good friend Sue (better known in the crafting world as "HotPaws") celebrated her birthday last week and just happened to be at CHA, so she did not receive my birthday card until she got back home yesterday.  That is why I'm am just now getting this posted to my blog.  Sue is a dog lover, particularly poodles.........she has an adorable one named "Kiki", thus I decided to use a poodle on her card.  I have an Imaginisce "Poodle" stamp, but I wanted the poodle to be a paper piecing, plus a larger size so I used that stamp as my inspiration to design a poodle paper piecing using my Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter" Pro software.  I used some "Sparkly Fluff" on the "poofy" parts of the poodle, in fact, it was part of a gift from Sue last year, and I loved how it turned out!  I used this card, by Cheryl, better known as "cher2008" at Splitcoast Stampers) for my inspiration to make this "funky fold card".  I LOVE her card!!!  At any rate, here is my version for Sue's birthday:

All of the decorative borders were done using my Pen Tool and a PaperMate EraserMate pen with my Pazzles Inspiration.  The ink stays wet, so you are able to add embossing powder and heat set.

Here is a close-up of the adorable poodle:

I used the same embossed  borders for the inside of the card and designed a frame for the sentiment which was done using Microsoft Word and when I printed it on my Canon Inkjet I used a high resolution setting so that I could emboss the text using some clear embossing powder and heat set it.  You can see the inside here:

This card was so much fun to make and Sue loved it!!!  Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

Paper:  Bazzill and DCWV "Luxury Stack"
Ink:  Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Stamps: Inkadinkado "Spring Blossoms Clear Stamp Set"
Embossing Powder:  Stamp-n-Stuff "Detail Clear Transparent"
Tools:  Pazzles "Inspiration Creative Cutter"
Accessories"  Recollections "Dimensional Stickers", Craft Lounge "Eyeliner Black Sparkly Fluff", Want 2 Scrap "Black Pearl Stickers", Offray Ribbon, Swarvoski "Chrystals", Martha Stewart "Classic Butterfly" Punch, "Crystal" and "Black Diamond" Stickles, PaperMate "EraserMate" Pen