Saturday, July 25, 2020

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #165

It's time for another challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog and in keeping with the current animal theme, Edna is going a bit more domestic in her choice.   This fortnight's theme is D is for Dogs.

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For my card I turned to another one of my go-to secrets.  Cocktails!   

There was a bit more effort put in to this card than looks on the surface.  The dog and cone images are from two different stamp companies so there was some surgery involved.  The cone stamp actually has a different dog stamped within it so I did some masking and fussy cutting to isolate just the cone itself.  I then stamped my chosen dog image twice as I needed to surgically remove his head and elongate the stamp a bit to make it fit with the cone image.  Am I making any sense? (Basically I colored and fussy cut out an entire dog and then colored and fussy cut out an additional head.)  I made an incision in the cone so I could insert poor decapitated doggie's head inside and then adhered the new head/cone over the torso.  I thought he needed a bit something/something so I dug through my stamp stash and found him a cute baseball cap.  Finally, because I'm sure that was traumatic for the poor little guy, I gave him a cushy little doggie bed on which to rest.  

For the background - I used a martini glass stencil for the panel and a brick stencil for the card base.  I intentionally kept the ink blending very light so as not to distract from the focal image.  I stamped the sentiment in a crisp black pigment ink and added a few little card stock circles to create the illusion of bubbles as well as to balance out the card design.

Avery Elle - Furry Friends
Skipping Stones - Really old and unidentified stamp set (cone and sentiment)
MFT - brick background stencil
Picket Fence Designs - martini stencil
Simon Says Stamp - Warm Christmas Wishes stamp set (ball cap)
PaperTrey Ink - Tipped Top Frames die

We'd love to see what you can create with our new doggie theme.   Snark is awesome but not a requirement.  I hope to see you in the gallery!  

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. LOVE it Jules! So much detail! And that poor little guy deserves a cocktail!! Have a great weekend! ((HUGS)) Helen

  2. Love your card, what an ordeal to come up with something that doesn't look pieced together you are a rock star!!! great sentiment too.

  3. Of course I had to google to see why you couldn't use the dog already IN the cone, and I have to say, your doggie is so much cuter! Great backgrounds and layers, too. And now if you'll excuse me, you did mention martinis...

  4. Jules, your efforts have paid off - and what a fun sentiment for this guy! Poor puppy - better make his a double!

  5. Ohhhhhhh noooooooo the cone of shame!!!!
    Next time Mister has to wear one I will be sure to tell him he looks just like a martini :)