This week the Clearly Inspired Challenge at Clearly iStamp is to make projects focusing on the colors Brown and Red. Laurie Wilson made this digital stamp set that I used to make another Valentine for one of my grandsons.
I decided to have Mr. Spike deliver a puppy love card, holding it in his mouth with that top tooth. This image cracks me up because in high school our mascot was a bulldog. I can't tell you how many times I sat in pep club at football games with our principal's slobbering bulldog near my feet. He wouldn't have hurt a flea, but he always looked gruff and grouchy.
I used dark brown cardstock with the lighter brown designer paper. It almost looks black here. I took a craft knife and cut around the tooth so he could "hold the valentine." I copied and pasted one word at a time in a new document, flattened the layers, and printed it on a small card. I traced around the worrds using a one inch heart that I cut on the Cricut Artiste, cut it out, and cut another red one that is one fourth of an inch larger. I used a glue dot under his tooth at under the top of the hearts and a pop dot under the lower part of the heart so it would stick out a little more.
I hope you'll join our challenge with your own brown and red project! I can't wait to see your creation!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Paper Playtime #1 - Pets
Craft-Room Challenge - Valentines
Top Tip Tuesdays #93 - Fur or Feathers
Card a Day Blog - Valentine's Day Card (for a boy)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #64 - Valentine's Day/Love plus ribbon
Crafty Ribbons #36 - Love
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #200 - Buttons
5" x 6.5" Valentine Recipe:
Digital Image and sentiment - Clear Dollar Stamp "Mr. Spike"
Ink - Close To My Heart "Cocoa"
Paper - Martha Stewart dp, Bazzill cardstock, CTMH White Daisy cardstock for print
Accents - CTMH Wooden buttons, ribbon from my stash
Tools, printer, photoshop CS, Cricut Artiste