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Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Mini Hop with Core'dinations

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to a Christmas Mini Hop with Stampendous and Core'dinations. 

We have a great little three day hop collaborating with some of the best products from these two companies and we hope you'll enjoy your time walking through our creations. 

Comment to win! Each day comment on all the blogs in the link list and you'll have more chances to win this set of goodies. Stampendous Rules are HERE.

Our dogs are getting older and many times I just love to stare at the gorgeous coloring of their fur! LOL It's true and I'm one crazy gal, but I just LOVE gray hair, so now that they are accumulating these gorgeous strands I'm staring at them even more! 

Well, that said, I ended up coloring this Santa Dog NOT the color of either of my red dapple Dachshunds.Creative license doesn't have to make sense!

This simple card came together quick. Here's what I used and how I did it.

From Stampendous:
Santa Dog by Stampendous®
Versafine Onyx Black ink by Tsukineko®

Colored Pencils by Prismacolor®
White Core Basics Cardstock by Core'dinations®
Core Essentials Brights Pack by Core'dinations®
Black Magic Pack by Core'dinations®
Sand-It Gadget and Dust Buddy by Core'dinations®
Red ribbon by May Arts Ribbon®
3-in-1 Glue by Beacon Adhesives®

  1. Stamp image with Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock and color.
  2. Trim image measure and cut a piece of Black Magic Freeze 1/2-inch bigger than image.
  3. Use Sand-It gadget to distress texture side of paper and wipe dust off with the Dust Buddy.
  4. Cut photo corners from 1-inch square cardstock.
  5. Glue image onto Black Magic cardstock and the photo corners onto the image.
  6. Sand and dust front side of a 4 1/4 x 11 inch cardstock folded in half to a finished size of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.
  7. Glue image onto card front and knot ribbon around base of image and around the front flap of the card.

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great time on the Stampendous Hop with Core'dinations.

Stampendous Blog

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus - it's me

Pam Hornschu

Lea Kimmel

Core'dinations Blog

Pssst. Just wanted to let you know that Stampendous is also hopping along with Art Anthology this week so be on the look out here and on the Stampendous blog for hop lists!

Stamps: Santa Dog (Stampendous)
Paper: White Core Basics CardstockCore Essentials Brights PackBlack Magic Pack (Core'dinations)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko), colored pencils (Prismacolor)
Accessories: Red ribbon (May Arts Ribbon), 3-in-1 Glue (Beacon Adhesives), Scissors

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  1. I absolutely love this image and you have colored it to perfection!! TFS!

  2. Colorful, wise and wonderful dog snapshot!

  3. My husband would love this card for Christmas, it reminds me of the dog he had when we met.

  4. I love that stamp! You've turned it into an adorable card. I love how you've made the ribbon look like a scarf! Very clever!

  5. Like the Santa Dog. Like how you colored. I chose this stamp when I won the Stampendous Oct challenge and posted my own Santa Dog card recently.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Cute card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  7. Oh my, he is adorable!! Love it!

  8. I love the puppy stamp and how you did your ribbon It looks like a scarf! A+ idea.

  9. Gorgeous coloring on our Santa Dog, love your distressed paper layers. Thank you for sharing in the Core'dinations hop this week!

  10. Adorable....but you can't fool me. I know from experience that dog's have always been naughty!!! Ha.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    GIVEAWAY at www.herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

  11. I have to get this stamp! I have more dogs on my card list than people! Your card is a true delight.

  12. Your card looks so beautiful!!! I love this dog stamp is adorable!

  13. Such a cute Christmas Dog! The Core'dinations Black Magic Pack is really cool.

  14. Love this dog stamp!!! He is so cute!! Thanks for sharing

  15. This turned out so adorable! Love how you chose to make it a snapshot!

  16. Such a cute card! Great use of the Core'dinations Cardstock!

  17. Such an adorable Santa Dog image and love all the colored layers of the fun Core'dinations! Artistic license and all, I think your card is fabulous!!! Love our fur babies!!!

  18. Lovely card and the
    dog is beautiful!
    Carla from Utah

  19. Wonderful job coloring your dog...I still haven't mastered the technique. thanks, con

  20. It's true! They get such a soft look to their face as they get older. Very sweet card. Love the sanded card base...looks more textural!

  21. Super sweet card and image. You did a wonderful job coloring it. TFS

  22. Very cute. I have friends with older dogs who would love this card.

  23. marylouh

    I love this stamp. I think Bear would enjoy reading too - if she could read.
    thanks for sharing a fun card.

  24. LOVE the Santa Dog - Colors are WONDERFUL!!!

  25. That is very beautiful, Creativity is coloring outside the lines. Great card. Happy holidays!

  26. If I could learn to color, I would want to be just like you! :o) TFS!

  27. What a surprise to see a dog after visiting the other sites with all the snow themes. You colored the dog so well I thought it was a commercial image when I first got to your site.

  28. Yay! Santa Paws! I love this card!!!

  29. Wonder which list this puppy is on? Love it.

  30. Being a fellow dog lover, I love this card! And the textures and colors are perfect

  31. This is an adorable dog. Beautiful coloring.

  32. Love the fur baby. The coloring is wonderful

  33. What an adorable card! Thank you for sharing.

  34. Aww! This doggy is too cute. You gave me a giggle, Janelle!


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