Sunday, February 10, 2013

And they called it...

Hi everyone,

Okay, I guess it helps if you read blog posts carefully.  :)

The title of this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is Love Song in honor of the Grammy Awards. So, I made the card below with the title of a love song in mind. Turns out my card was supposed to be inspired by a song I love. Oh well... Here's this week's card.

miscellaneous cardstock; paw print: scanned image from Frame-Ups (Dog Days)
EK Success triple heart punches heat embossed with AC Zing clear powder
bones stamp from All Night Media (Woof Pet Stamp Strips), embossed with Stampendous silver

So, what song served as the inspiration for this card? And they called it.......... PUPPY LOVE.  :)

The dog lover in me was inspired by Puppy Love, first recorded by Paul Anka and later covered by Donnie Osmond. A few design decisions were:
  • Since doggies love bones, I stamped bones for the background image.
  • The heart inside the paw print has a double meaning:  a love for doggies and a case of being smitten with puppy love. 
To make the paw print, I scanned a small image from Frame Ups, saved it as a JPG, resized it in a word document, transferred it onto cardstock using graphite tracing paper, and fussy cutted it out. It is adhered using 3D and pop up dots.

To get glossy, shiny hearts, I pressed strips of white and red cardstock into a Versamark pad and then heat embossed the strips using clear powder. Afterwards, I punched out the hearts from the cardstock strips, using two of the three settings on the EK Success punch.

Hope this little card brings a smile to a dog lover in one of OWH's hero's families.
 Parting Thoughts

It's been so nice to return to the world of the living after being engulfed in all-consuming project at work. Seems like forever since I've been able to make cards for both OWH and CAS-ual Fridays in the same week. :)

Stay safe and warm. Have a good week. And, happy scrappin'!


Angie Tieman said...

I think this is a genius take on the challenge!! I remember that song well from my childhood! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

Darling! I just love your card and knew right away what song your chose. Brilliant!
Thank for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)