Monday, September 15, 2014

create your own background. . . .

is the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week.




This is a birthday card I made for one of my grandsons.  The background was created with two Hero Arts wood mounted stamp sets that I have had for years.  I used Brilliance inks because it is much easier to get a solid stamped image with these pigment inks.  Since my son's family got a puppy last year (I guess he's not a puppy anymore), I used this cute stamp from Simon Says that I won from Tiffany Erwin for Ethan's card.  The puppy was colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I added a party hat and some sparkly gems to lend  a festive touch.  The sentiment is from Wplus9. 

I am also entering this card in THIS challenge, since the puppy stamp has never before been used:



And, I'm also sending it over to the challenge at Seize the Birthday:



Thanks for your visit and I do appreciate all of your sweet comments!!

19 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is super cute, Joy! I love the way you put a party hat on the puppy and your handmade background paper is bright and zesty! It's really good to see you again! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Linda Kunsman said...

adorable card Joy!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is so adorable! I love the background. Such a cute idea to add the hat on your sweet puppy. I bet your grandson will love this. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Carol McCready said...

Adorable card. Love that puppy.

Greta said...

Oh what a cute card, Joy! I agree about the Brilliance inks--still some of my favorites! Great choice of colors here, too!

Virginia Lu said...

This is stinky CUTE, Joy! I adore the colros and this darling image! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Create Your Own Background Challenge!

Dawn Turley said...

totally gorgeous Joy. love your background.

Sue McRae said...

Looks like you had fun with this colourful background!

Becca Cruger said...

This is so adorable!! It's perfect for a little boy's birthday. Great job, Joy!

OH Babs said...

Cute card I love it all - background paper, dog and his hat and the sentiment font.

Pam W Merwin said...

This is adorable - love the background and your color choices!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful background and those dots make it so festive. Cute Cute Cute pup!~

Colleen said...

That little puppy is the cutest ever and especially with the birthday hat!! Love, love your background...must remember this idea!! Thank you for linking this up to Seize the Birthday!

Jingle said...

This is so cute!!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Create Your Own Background Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

walchowDesign said...

Fun background with all circles and the dog is so cute, Joy!

Diana Johnson said...

Adorable!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so cute! Love that dog~

ps - Did you see you won over at STAMPloraions? http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2014/09/september-stamp-release-blog-hop-winners.html

canadian_liner said...

LOVE the background, as well as that adorable pup. Great card!

JD/ Jill said...

This is a really cute card! I'm sure your grandson loved it!