Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Santa's Cookies!

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday's humour continues today! 

This is my first play with the Ready for Christmas Stamp Set, and the co-ordinating Christmas Staircase Framelits Dies. 

I've seen cards made with this set where the dog has his paws up on the table, so he can eye the cookies that have been put out for Santa. 

The only way I could think of adding to this was to have one dog standing on the other dog's back!

I've been wanting to use the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP), particularly the design with the mittens, so I chose that as my starting point for today's card!

I started with a card base in Whisper White Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Cherry Cobbler CS and a top layer of the mitten design from the Be Merry DSP.

Using Whisper White CS and Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the table, the cookies, and two dogs from the Ready for Christmas Stamp Set.

Using Marker Pens, I coloured the table, the cookies and one dog using Crumb Cake - I've named him Clover! - and Smokey Slate for the plate the cookies were on. 

I went over this using my Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter pen to give the illusion it was a silver platter!

I coloured the second dog in Soft Suede, and her sweater in Cherry Cobbler - I've named her Scarlet! ☺

I used Garden Green for the Clover's sweater.
 
I had wanted to leave the stripes white but I was a bit clumsy, and ended up colouring the whole sweaters. 

To break the colour up a bit, I used my white gel pen to paint the stripes back in, add the dots, the stars and highlight the lower cuff.

I stamped the sentiment Christmas Blessings from the Christmas Pines Stamp Set, using Cherry Cobbler Ink on Whisper White CS, and mounted it onto a strip of Cherry Cobbler CS.

I started to adhere all the elements together, and for the main focal image I die cut a Whisper White CS circle using the largest Stitched Shapes Circle Famelits Die.

This was mounted onto a larger circle which had been die cut from Cherry Cobbler CS, using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies.

I adhered the two pieces together using Tombow, and then adhered it to the card front using Dimensionals.  

I adhered the table using Tombow, and I placed the feet on the table right at the bottom of the white circle. 

Using Dimensionals, I added the silver platter of cookies. 

To position Clover,  I put one large Dimensional under his tummy and a slither under his tail. 

I put his paws so they were resting on one of the feet of the table, with his back positioned for Scarlet to stand on!

I used a Glue Dot to adhere Clover's head in place. 

To fix the Scarlet in place, I used Tombow as far down her back to the end of her sweater and then added a slither of a Dimensional under her tail. 

I put her standing on Clover's back with her front paws resting on his head!


Using Dimensionals, I adhered the sentiment in place.

Inside the card I added a layer of Cherry Cobbler CS, and a top layer of Whisper White CS.

 In the bottom left hand corner, I stamped another plate of cookies and coloured them in the same way I did for the front of the card.

I added googly eyes to Clover and Scarlet, and they've worked better than I imagined they would!

This is because, when I look at the card, both dogs appear to be looking at me as is to say "Errrmm, we're just looking..............!!!" LOL!


I hope you have a lovely day, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.



2 comments:

  1. Oh how CUTE! You really ARE on a roll Jan. Speaking from another perspective ... whiskers and little pink nose & toes, would this work for a kitty, I wonder?! (I know, one-track mind: guilty!) This really is quite priceless though ... love it. I bet you could sell a bundle of this and yesterday's cards at a craft fair! Lol Have a fun and productive day!!

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. One of my customers has two dachunds, similar colouring to these two as well! I'm sure this card would be popular with dog lovers! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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