Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Squirrels Run Slower in Heaven

by | Sep 30, 2016 | Backgrounds, Blog, Challenge Entry, Copic, Giveaway, Sympathy

Hello! Thank you for popping in for a visit today! Furry friends are sometimes more than that. If you are lucky enough, they become family. Unfortunalty, when we lose one, we may grieve for them as we do any loss in our lives.

The Ton just released a great stamp set, Dog Life (and coordinating dies), that suits this occasion perfectly. Dog Life doesn’t just stop there, though. Be sure to check it out for the rest of the ultra cool set!

Update: October 28th, 2016. I am proud and honored to announce that this card was featured on The Ton Stamps, Trending with The Ton, blog post. You can read about this card and several other inspirational cards on The Ton’s post HERE.

Little did I know when I created this card that soon one of our own beloved pets would earn his wings. Crash was a Rottweiler/Lab mix and a faithful companion for 15 years. I miss him terribly, but rest easily knowing he is no longer in pain. Bye, buddy. I’ll see you again.

I began on an A2 card panel with with my Copic airbrush, B00, B02, B04 Copic markers and a burst style stencil. I used washi tape to hold the stencil in place and airbrushed away. For each color change I shifted the stencil just a smidge to a white area. This stencil had a narrow burst pattern, but a larger one would work just as well.

After stamping the dog, wings and sentiment in black Copic friendly ink, I fussy cut the pooch and wings (there are dies available). Then Copic-ed our friend in E55, E57 and E59. The sparkle of his wings was courtesy of the fantastic Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen. A Simple Puffy Cloud enhanced with a magical Marvy Snow Marker became his heavenly home. Finally, I adhered him with wings and a bit of foam tape to stand atop the cloud. A few sequins are thrown in for added glitz.

The Ton Stamps recently reached 10k followers on Instagram. To celebrate this amazing milestone, they are giving away ten $10 gift codes! To enter their giveaway head on over to the original post HERE and follow the instructions! Yay, congratulations to The Ton Stamps!

#theton10kgiveaway 

*This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram* 

This weeks Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes, yay! I entered with this Dog Life card. You can enter too! Follow the link HERE to head on over and enter your own, view all the fabulous cards by the design team, and other entrants like me!

I also entered the CASology Challenge this week with the cue word “cute”. Check them all out HERE!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to enjoy your own Creative Bliss this weekend! Maybe for World Card Making Day? However, and whenever… Enjoy!

 

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