Monday, November 1, 2021

Double Trouble Challenge #96 "Tall Card" partnering with Ellibelle's Crafty Challenge

I was gifted Miss Ink's "Slim's Whims" stamp set of my Grand-FurBaby (Slim) by his Mom and my daughter, Lisa Bzibziak (aka  The coloring was so important to me... so I cheated and went to Lisa's blog for her first post introducing Slim and used her photos and choice of colors.  And here is my completed portrait  using "Slim's Whim".  

This was such a fun card created for our Double Trouble Challenge #96 "Tall Card and Thin Cuts" (aka dies).  Twisted Sister's optional twist was to use items that started with "T".  Double Dare says if you have met Thing 1's requirement don't forget to enter your card  at Ellibelle's Corner Crafty Challenge.  

My friend/neighbor, Melanie, had a layering stencil from Tim Holtz which is a Tangled and Twisted Scribble Stencil. So nice to have a friend and nextdoor neighbor to crop and share Things. On white cardstock I sponged with, of course, Turquoise. Using a Thin Diea stitched frame, I cut the sponged background, adhered a layer of black cardstock and then adhered to the white card base.  

I wanted a lot of dimension to the card... started out with three stamped images of Slim, colored with Copic Sketch brush pens, fussy-cut separately the full body,  his head, his muzzle and layered with 3D thin foam tape between each layer.   

Stamped two cups with paws.  Personally colored in a Turquoise Tartan Plaid on the Tea Cup and fussy-cut the full stamped image. Only the paws were colored on the other stamp, fussy-cut and then layered with 3D Thin foam Tape between them.  Stamped a Tea Bag in Turquoise with a small sentiment, slit the cup a bit to add on the edge of the Tea Cup and adhered with 3D Thin foam Tape.  

The Tie stamped and colored same as the tea cup, fussy-cut and adhered with 3D Thin foam Tape.  The glasses were stamped, colored, fussy-cut and adhered with 3D Thin foam Tape.  The last dimension added was liquid glass on his nose and nails.  Layered a "Hugs" Thin die cut using White cardstock to hide among the Tangled and Twisted background and got the effect wanted. 

Twisted Sister's Optional Twist:  My "T" Mix-ins for this twist were Color Turquoise, Tea, Tea Cup and Tea Bag, Tie (Bow), Tangled and Twisted Background, Tartan Plaid on Cup and Tie and Thin Foam Tape.  Let's tee what "T's" you come up with. 

On the inside I used the same stencil on the corner and stamped another sentiment. The photo below was an attempt to see the dimension of Slim; but it didn't really do it justice like it does in person.  

My last venture was to show Slim my card to get his approval.  My daughter took several photos but he insisted on looking away except for this one.  Makes me wonder, was he happy with it?  Yes he was... he pulled back his ears and consoled me that he just wanted to show off his colors from all angles and let me know he loved the card. 

Also sent to the following Challenges
AAA Birthday "Animals"  Secret - A BD Card for my Daughter, 
     Slim's Mom
     I find critters easier to color, and I love critter stamps

     Don't often use stencils... Technique not in my comfort zone

Products Used
     CTMH White Daisy and Black
     Tim Holtz "Tangled and Twisted Scribble" Background 
     Miss Ink "Slim's Whims" 
     KaiserCraft "High Tea" 
     Tutti Designs "Hugs" 
     Reasonable Dies "Stitched Rectangles" 
     CTMH Black and Lagoon (Turquoise) 
     Copic Sketch Brush Pens - alcohol-based 
          Slim:  E23, E29, E31, E33, E35, E53, 
                    100, C3, C5, C7
          Other Embellishments 
                     B0000, B02, BG13, BG45 
     CTMH 3D Thin Foam Tape 
     CTMH Liquid Glass 



Melanie R said...

Fabulous card, Sue! Great resemblance to "Slim" and every detail is perfect.

Ellibelle said...

What a cute and thoughtful card you created! Love it! And Slim does have a look of approval on his face!
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Alyson Mayo said...

LOVE this - the colours (of course), the image, all the Ts... What a terrific card to inspire others for this challenge!

Janis Lewis said...

This card is adorable! I saw it on my FB group, DT Calls & Craft Chs. You did an amazing job coloring. WOW! I thought it was a print and cut at first because it looked so professionally colored. You are so talented. Love the card. Hugs!

Kellianne said...

Oh my goodness, Sue! This is just so dang cute. I love that it's a perfect match for handsome doggo!! I think he loved it for sure ;)

Doris Klein said...

Wow... what an amazing and fun work! I Love the dog image... (LOL)

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

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Inkami said...

The brown and turquoise are such a sweet palette, beautiful colouring and layering on this card. I'm sure it's even more fab in real life!

Stef Perry said...

Such a fabulous card! The background is so fun and I absolutely love the dog dressed up for tea with his bow tie and fancy matching glasses! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

Lucille K said...

Ohhh, great card of Mr. Slim. You colored him spot on. Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Divas :)

Karen L K said...

Such a great card and I love your dog photo and write up!

Tina said...

Aww, how adorable he is! Love your card! Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday, hope to see you again. Tina

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card! I like the image and the photo with your dog. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma

Silke Ledlow said...

Tooooo stinkin' cute! Love this card and tag! Brilliant take on this weeks TTTC!!! Thank you for joining us!

papercraftingprincess said...

I love the monochromatic feel of this card. I think it really makes Slim pop off the page.

CraftingMum said...

cute card, love the colouring, thanks for sharing this with us at colour crazy craft challenge x

sue t. said...

Slim and slimline- same face!! So cute! Love your use of the challenge colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Jane said...

He's so cute! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Nora Noll said...

I LOVE your coloring and all the dimension on this card!! FABULOUS design!! Thank you for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!!!

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Arlene said...

Just darling! Just darling. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas,

Donna Walls said...

Great image (I've been tempted to purchase on more than one occasion) and your card is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at The Inspiration Station! Donna

Quillish said...

Aww.. this is precious! I love the picture of Slim and the 'slim' card, it is perfect. Also how you used the colors of the challenge on your card is commendable. I didn't know you are Lisa's mum, so good to know that. To have a crafter daughter, a neighbour.. yes, am jealous. Thank you so much for joining us at cupcake Inspirations. Sending love from India, Ishani.

foleysfriend said...

What an amazing card and I love that you have a stamp which you could color to reflect your dear Slim. Love the glasses! I had to look around for the hugs - nice job of camouflage. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

sue n.

Cardogram said...

Oh wow , I love the slim card and Slim, it is perfect.. and I had no idea you are Liz'z mum.. I think that is the perfect part of crafting, with the super crafter daughter.. I am so jealous of you right now. Your card is beautiful., Thank You for playing with us AAA Birthday Challenge. DT Dhruvika @the_cardogram

Valérie said...

Hahaha so fun your card looks like Slim. Adorable! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at AAA Birthday and good luck! xx Valérie