It’s time for another sketch from Pals Paper Arts! This week, team member Amy Lazzell provided us with this lovely sketch. I LOVE square cards. Since sketches that feature focal circles like this make me reach for flowers, I pulled out the Picture Perfect stamp set and inked it up for the first time. I hope you enjoy today’s card.
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This finished card measure 5-1/4″ square when folded.
Triple Step Stamping is a breeze with photopolymer stamps. For these gorgeous flowers, I used Cherry Cobbler ink. For the more detailed image (designated #3 in the set) , I used Cherry Cobbler full strength. Image #2 was stamped off once, while image #1 was stamped off twice. I actually stamped them in that order…darkest to lightest. Of course, you know me and pearls. I could not resist adding a few to the middle of each flower. The leaves were stamped in Old Olive, following the same stamping off protocol.
The Bird was stamped in Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler. A pearl graces his eye. To make it appear as if he is hovering above the flowers, he is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Originally I was not going to add a sentiment to this card, but as I was creating it, and as it took on “it’s life”, I thought this would be the perfect card to give to Jackie’s handler, Amy. Over the years, through her handling of Muffy, Lexi and the Mini-Muffins, Amy has become a trusted friend. She loves my babies as if they were her own. Upon many occasions, I have placed their lives in her capable hands. At sometime over the years, she has become more than just a professional acquaintance. She has become a daughter, a sister, a niece as well as a trusted friend. Truly our hearts decide who is family…
Little “KiKi” has been away from the show scene while we are waiting for her to mature. But that doesn’t mean she has not been honing her show dog skills. What better way to learn how the big dogs do it than by watching the Westminster Dog Show. I snapped a few picture of her with my phone Tuesday night while I was in the basement working. (Please excuse the mess…I have tons of things boxed up to send because of my retired stamp sale.)
First, she starts out standing right in front of the TV. She was watching the Sporting Group.
Of course, a little girl gets tired standing for so long. So she reverted to sitting and watching.
And finally she ends up lying down, but still glued to the show.
Of course, once in awhile, one just has to get a closer look. The Neapolitan Mastiff required closer examination. Just look at her head tilt, as she tries to figure out what the heck kind of dog this is.
She is really watching his down and back. How does he look, Kia?
Jackie, on the other hand, was content to rest his head on Uncle Brody, and dream about being at Westminster some day…
Jackie and I are on the road this weekend, heading to Des Moines. Our goal is to have fun, although Jackie LOVES shopping for new toys. And this scamp usually charms the vendors into freebies. What a scam artist! But who can resist this face: