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Paws & Enjoy The Little Things

Hello Friends! Today I have a card that was featured on Gerda Steiner Designs Blog - which was a thrill for me!

This card was created with a one of her digital designs, called Dog And Butterfly. I didn’t change the size of the .jpg but I thought that since I was going to be printing it, I would add a sentiment.  I like punny saying so this one is perfect for this card.

As I have done in the past, after I print the illustration, I covered the dog and butterfly with a sticky note that has adhesive over the back of most of it, and then ran the paper through the printer again to create a mask.

Once my mask was cut out and applied, I used the On Solid Ground stamp from My Favorite Things to place the ground.  I then masked that off so I could start my ink blending.

For the grass, I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink along with the Grassy Stencil from Lawn Fawn.  After the ink was set, I added a little of the Twisted Citron behind the grass blade to create a little more ground area.  With Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Ink, I laid in the clouds using the Cloudy Stencil from Lawn Fawn.  I then speckled the sky with some watered-down ink.  In retrospect, I wish I hadn’t done that because it does take away from the sentiment.  Oh well, next time, right? 

All the coloring is done with Copic markers in the following colors:

  • Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24 – dog

  • E31, E37, E47 – rocks and ground

  • R14, R29, R39 – dog collar

  • G07 – grass blades

  • RV52, RV55 – butterfly


Once it was colored, I used a 4” x 5 ¼” stitched edge die to cut it out.  I like to use this die because I like to have a border around my cards.  I chose a pink colored card stock to bring out the little butterfly. 


I really enjoy using digital stamps because they are so quick to make and take very minimal supplies. 


I hope you have been inspired to create a card of your own. 


Thanks for stopping by and remember to “Paws And Enjoy The Little Things”!


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Gabrielle McCann
Gabrielle McCann
10 ביולי

Gorgeous card - and big congrats on being featured on their blog!!!

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