Friday, 4 October 2019

JAI #477 Happy Tails Thank You

Happy Friday folks and welcome!! It's October, Yay!  And this weekend sees the start of Daylight Savings for most of the Eastern States of Australia so a big sign that warm days and nights are just on the horizon.

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This week at Just Add Ink we have this lovely clean and simple sketch designed for you by Kim! You can use it as is, flip it upside down, turn it on it's side....whatever suits the project that you have in mind. Our talented design team have done all of the above flipping and turning so I hope that you can pop over to the challenge blog and we'd  love you to join us!

We have an exciting month ahead...I have 2 of my siblings coming to visit in a few weeks and then just after that we have our Graduation Day at Guide Dogs, Sally is not a Guide, but she was given to me as a Companion and the Companions graduate too. Sally also has just become government funded (NDIS) and she is the first ever Companion to get this so she is pretty special. 😍
We will see Sally's Puppy Raiser family there as well and so this card is for them as they did all the early work that helped make her the wonderful girl that she is. Sally was a cutie pie puppy too and early photos I've seen, she had a pink collar - which I continued without knowing. So the card had to be pink 😀

Happy Tails is the perfect set for a Labrador and so Sally is coloured using Copics and then the collar was coloured onto another stamped version and then fussy cut and added on top.  A small gold sequin is added for collar tag for the gold standard that she has achieved. 😊
The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and the fun Shimmery Black Embossing Powder added for effect.

The stitched banners here are longer than the standard sizes of the Stitched Rectangles Dies but it's easy to create the perfect size. There are two ways - find the right width you want and partially die cut the card stock, re-position the die and cut again. Or, you can use a die larger than you need to get the stitched length that you want and then use the long side of the die to cut the ends. I did a bit of both to have stitching on every layer.

Card stock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Blends (Lovely Lipstick)
Stamps: Happy Tails, Thankful Thoughts
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Dog Builder Punch, Shimmery Black EP, Metallic Sequins (retired)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fun and versatile sketch!

I couldn't resist sharing a photo of the special girl who inspired this card...

Here she is as a tiny puppy at her lovely Puppy Raiser's home wearing her pretty pink collar.

Happy stamping until next time 😀



  1. Aww, Sally is such a beautiful girl, and I'm so glad you are able to have her fully funded x You're so wonderful to make a card for her Puppy Raiser family, I'm sure they will love it.

    1. Thanks so much Tina, yes she is pretty special and I am so grateful for her. I do really hope they like the card too. xx