Wednesday, March 23, 2011

OWH MWT - Cards 4 Kids

I made this card for the Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown - Cards 4 Kids.  I'm trying to make kids cards more colorful, which is not my usual style.
I bought a group of these dachshund stamps from Cowtown when we got out dachshund puppy 5 1/2 years ago.  I haven't used them lately, so I decided to pull them out today.  I used Nestibilities to cut the circles and my rotary pinking blade to cut the straight pinked lines.  The pinking is different in them, but the idea is there.
I'm learning to do more layering to frame my images and messages.  Do you think this helps to bring continuity to the cards?
This is my dog, Tex.  He's gained more weight since he was a cute little puppy, but we love him.  He's my faithful company.  He knows how important food is to him, so he even feeds his stuffed animals.  They get dipped in his food bowl and shaken, then he throws them out so he can eat.


  1. That is so stinking cute!! My DD & I love dachshunds, but DH doesn't like 'little' dogs!
    The pinking is perfect & yes, it does bring lovely dimension to your card. Did you make the multi color background paper? Love it as well!
    LOL @ Tex. My Bear likes to put a toy in the bowl AFTER he is done eating for the moment. Thinks it is a 'snout outa MY food' sign to the others!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  2. The background paper is from Paper Symphony Crafter's Block. It's a stack of 6" X 6" paper from 2004. Still have lots of variety left!

  3. Love the background paper! It's so colorful!

  4. Hi Velda, your card is wonderful! The layers definitely give your panels definition and pop, I'd highly recommend them. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

  5. Love dachsunds and your stamped one! Cute sentiment too. I like the layers.

  6. Love the card! I love the story of how your dog eats, too! That's pretty funny! You feed your baby, and he feeds his! hehehe!

  7. cute card and cute story about your doggie.. what fun! thanks for sharing ~ Pam

  8. Such a cute card Velda. Yes I think the layering adds a nice amount of dimension and helps frame the image for sure. Very nice!