I was so honored when Sandy invited me to be a part of this amazing hop she was putting together! Encouraging us cardmakers to use our talents for good? What an amazing idea!
My mother-in-law has the biggest heart of anyone I know so it was easy to decide that I wanted to do something in her honor. The hardest part of this project was choosing a charity to donate to. There are so many wonderful and deserving causes! With help from my husband, we settled on one that we knew my mother-in-law would love, PAWS, a wonderful organization that advocates for the rights of animals. Their motto is people helping animals and my mother-in-law has rescued two abandoned puppies! I know she would adopt more if she had room!
We donated to PAWS in her honor and decided to create a little gift basket for her dogs, including treats, toys & a little card. And I decided to go purple because my mother-in-law LOVES purple. And p.s. PAWS did send us a sweet card to give to my mother-in-law but it didn't match my purple theme, LOL!
To create this card, I started by stamping the pup on Smooth Bristol cardstock and again on masking paper.
With the pup masked, I stamped the flower repeatedly to create a background, using Distress ink.
Next I created another mask by die cutting a heart from masking paper sized to fit my card front.
After applying the mask, I applied a messy watercolor to the flowers withing the heart (with the puppy still masked too).
Then I removed all the masks and colored the pup with Clean Color markers.
The finishing touches were to die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle, stamp a sentiment next to the heart like a tag and mount to a purple card.
Thank you Sandy for this fun opportunity to create for good! And keep hopping with May Sukyong Park !
Avery Elle Furry Friends
Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
Mama Elephant Organic Blooms
Distress Ink Shaded Lilac
Distress Ink Wilted Violet
Clean Color Real Brush Oatmeal
Inkadinkado Masking Paper