Here is Gayatri's super fun tag:
It's pretty obvious that I was inspired by the brick background and the sweet dog. I also took note of her sentiment banner, and the curly dog leash at the top.
Stamps: Katzelkraft Les Chiens, SSS You Matter, Penny Black Brick Wall
Dies: MFT Stiched Cloud Borders, PTI Tag Sale #10
Inks/Paint: DI Tumbled Glass, Hickory Smoke, Fired Brick, Making Memories acrylic paint - Steel, Chocolate
Copics: C00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 100, R24, 27, 29, 59, 20, 81, 83, RV000, Y
Other: SSS Fine detail white embossing powder, coated wire of unknown origin
You also probably know that Darnell has a fun challenge going on at her blog which is a combination of an April Fools Hop and NBUS Challenge #11.
This is the first time I've used this particular dog from the Les Chiens set, but I have used the set before, so let's move on to the Boo Boos, shall we?
Since I had some snippets left over from the tag, I planned on making my brother's 50th birthday card using the same materials. I like the look of die cutting and layering a background, so I decided to do that with the brick wall. As card designs usually take on a life of their own, the design went far away from the circle focal, and it ended looking like a glaring random element to the design. Then I wanted to make some balloons out of the number 50, so I partial cut the numerals out of acetate, leaving space for balloon nubs on the bottom. I tried to color them with Copics. I hoped to find a method to smooth out the streaky lines, but nothing really worked. I moved onto vellum, but that wasn't great either. As you will see in the photo, I even lost the bottom border of grass that was cut with the stitched lines.
I did salvage the card, as it is for my brother, and even though he cares about me, my card making skills will not be critically evaluated:
I just used the circle portion of the brick wall, and ink blended regular white cardstock for the balloons with Mowed Lawn and Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink. I also used a smaller kraft card base to narrow the focus a bit.
Supplies not listed from the tag:
Dies: MFT Pierced Circle Frames, Grassy Hills, By the Numbers, SSS Stitched Rectangles
Thanks for coming over to visit. I hope you get a chance to play along over at Tag, You're It! and maybe you'll even have cause to link up with the April Fools hop too! Have a wonderful day!