I was inspired today by three Challenges.
First inspiration came from Send a Smile 4 Kids and their CAS challenge (all cards must be for children). I created 4 cards so I can add them to my box of cards for this group that does so much to brighten a child's day.
The other inspiration came from two "Anything Goes" Challenges:
I even remembered to take pictures along the way to show you my process in creating these cards. So, sit back and enjoy.
Since one is a CAS challenge, I thought I'd keep it simple by embossing the cardstock image using this plastic shim:
But, the oval in the shim didn't match the Spellbinder's oval dies I had. I know I could have made my own "shim," but at the time, that seemed like work. So I improvised. I printed the pre-colored image (Doodle pantry Poodles of Fun) 4 up on a page. Then I cut an oval out of the 4" x 5-1/4" cardstock using the oval die.
Next, I embossed just the outer piece.
I glued the embossed piece to a white card. Then glued the oval image back where it belonged.
Next, I used the next smaller and next larger ovals (I have both oval sets) to create the "frame."
Using the 3 different sizes of oval dies places the "frame" right over the center cut line...so you don't have to worry about seeing an embossed or cut edge.
The sentiment is a personal creation and I've included it for download at the end of this post.
These images are just too doggone cute. What child wouldn't love to have a Poodle card?
Click on the image below, then right click to save the white background, png file.
~Petite Ovals Large and Small Spellbinders Dies
~Stampin' Up! Large Oval and Scalloped Oval Punches
~Embossing Folders~Wired Fence and Dots
~Memento Lilac Posies Ink
~Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral Ink