Sunday, August 7, 2016

Chubby Chums at Play

8/17/2016 Update: The Chubby Chums placed in the Top Five at Aud Sentiments #161.

8/10/2016 Update: The Chubby Chums placed in the Top Three at the Atlantic
Hearts Sketch Challenge #171.

After deciding to make a card for two challenges instead of just one, I changed my game plan from a fancy floral watercolor design to a cute critters design with grass and wood. I have the Paper Smooches stamp and die set called Chubby Chums, There are five sweet animals - dog, cat, cow, chick and owl - and some sentiments but I decided to use the Chubby Chum dog in triplicate. Click on the photos for a close up view.

The images were stamped, colored with alcohol markers and die cut. They depict dogs with tan, gray and red fur. The grassy DSP was adhered to the wood grain DSP and backed with cardstock for strength. The oval was cut using a die. The images and the oval cut were sponged with ink. The card base was brushed with a pouncing technique then the DSP panel was decorated with a strand of hemp, backed with foam and adhered to the base. Wiggly eyes were adhered to the Chubby Chums, foam tape was added to the back and they were added inside the oval opening. The sentiment was stamped, die cut and adhered.

This card design was inspired by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #171.

In addition, my card has been entered at Aud Sentiments #161: For a Child plus a sentiment

and Happy Little Stampers August Challenge:

Be sure to visit the blogs for creative ideas and fun.

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, sponging, pouncing, die cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: Paper Smooches "Chubby Chums" & Reverse Confetti "Bitty Banners"
Inks: Stampin' Up! Cajun Craze, Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White
DSP: Stampin' Up! Adventure Collection for grass and wood (retired)
Dies: Paper Smooches "Chums", Reverse Confetti "Bitty Banners" & Lil' Inker Designs "Dual Dotted Ovals"
Misc.: Hemp by Hemptique, 3M foam tape, wiggly eyes from stash, Judikins duster brush


  1. So that you used two sizes of the wiggly eyes...made them even more adorrrrrable. Thanks for sharing at AHSC and know you will be back next week.

  2. Oh my goodness, how adorable!!!!! Love, love, love those pups with their googly eyes!! Great coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  3. Those doggies are so cute with the googly eyes. The wood grain paper is the perfect setting behind them as well. I like that you stuck with the same animal stamp rather than using three different ones. Well done :)

  4. Oh my goodness, this is so sweet! Love those little puppies with their googly eyes. Fantastic design, perfect for the sketch! :)

  5. "A" is for ADORABLE! The wood grain is a perfect backdrop for the pups, and I LOVE their cute googly-eyes. WTG! Thanks for playing along again at Atlantic Hearts this week. Great to see you! ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  6. Adorable! I love the puppies! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  7. These little guys are soooo adorable! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

    Jess - DT