Thursday, August 11, 2016

Chasing Summer

This cute stamp set caught my eye a few weeks ago and I've been waiting for a chance to use it. I love this image of the dog "taking a dip" to cool off by playing with a hose. These dog images are adorable so I included a photo of the stamp set at the end of this post. I am entering it into four challenges and using some interpretative license in doing so.

The sunburst and circles were die cut and the dog and a few water splashes was stamped, colored and fussy cut. The sentiment was stamped, colored and cut with a trimmer and the inside of the card was decorated with stamping and coloring. The sentiment and the center circle were backed with foam and popped up and the dog was also backed with foam to add further dimension.

Visit these blogs for creative ideas and challenge fun. Here they are:
1. Just Us Girls Challenge #355:

2. Cut It Up! Theme Challenge #102: Summertime Memories
plus at least one die cut image.

3. Inkspirational Challenge #114:

4. Happy Little Stampers August Challenge:

Techniques: Die cut inlay, stamping, coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stamps: Newton's Nook "Dog Days of Summer" & Hero Arts "Pearl Strings" (spots on circle behind dog)
Inks: Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Pool Party
DSP: Stampin' Up! from stash
Dies: Reverse Confetti "Sunburst" & Simon Says Stamp "Dots Circles"
Misc.: Clear Wink of Stella, wobbly eye from stash, Pretty Pink Posh Water Droplets, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam


  1. Wow, this card has so much movement to it! I love the circle frame die and the sunburst, and that adorable doggie!

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up for our Summertime Memories challenge!


  2. Such a cute stamp and card. Your little doggie is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  3. I wish my dog would like playing with water that much... I can't get him to swim. :) Very cute card and such awesome stamps! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  4. So sweet! That dog is just too cute, looks like the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day! Great layering and design. :)

  5. Having just commented on the post directly above this, it's amazing how the same sentiment can be used on two completely different cards and still work! This is such a fun card and the dog is so cute. Love the design - like a partial sunburst. The background colours remind me of little bit of fireworks. Well done!

  6. Love everything you did with your card, the sunburst on your design paper, the focal point and image is adorable and great coloring...a total package of great inspiration. And again the sentiment. But you know Mel, I keep looking at your product used and I don't see anything from Cricut...#what's up