Bloggers Challenge 49 – Animals

This week’s Bloggers Challenge was to use an animal…and I’m kind of cheating by using a card I made last week.  My back has really been bothering me this week, and I’m barely shuffling around…and forget about bending or stooping!


Do you ever wonder why a dog doesn’t like it if you blow in his face, but he will hang his head out the car window?

I love how this turned out.  My daughter took me to my favorite brick and mortar scrapbook store, the Scrap Nook, in Fargo last week, and I picked up some supplies, including some beautiful paper.  I’m not sure what type of patterned paper this black and copper is, but it’s "fibery" and when torn is almost like fabric. Is it mulberry?  I don’t know since I’ve never actually touched any.


Stamps:  Adventure set from Artistic Outpost

Paper:  rust and black card stock from Colormates (?), Black and copper patterned textured paper (unknown)

Ink:  Ranger Clear Embossing ink, Ranger Black Archival ink

Supplies:  sponge for aging (Ranger Black Archival was used), copper brads, black embossing powder, heat gun

I stamped the dog image with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I lightly sponged the edges and "pounced" the image with Black Archival ink.  The black and copper patterned paper was torn.

I love how this turned out!  I love it when I start out with just a wee idea of what I want and then get carried away by the creative process. 

Thanks for looking, and be sure to check out the other bloggers challenges by using the links in the left hand column.


  1. I’m so sorry Anita that you aren’t feeling well. This is a great card, and I too have wondered the same question about dogs and blowing in their face…lol Maybe it’s our breath they don’t like…LOL

  2. What a neat card. I like the dark, masculine look!

  3. What a great image and a nice vintage look! TFS!

  4. This is great Anita. It’s a wonderful “guy” card. Love the paper behind your image, I think it is Mulberry. Wonderful job on this challenge.

  5. This is great. I love the image you used. It’s just so true to life as you always see dogs with their heads sticking out the window of cars enjoying the wind blowing on them. It makes me smile. – So sorry to hear of your back problems. Take it easy and heal quickly.

  6. This is a gorgeous card, love it!

  7. Great post, feel better soon.

  8. Wonderful card and such a great image! Love that background paper! 😀

  9. What a cool image! Love what you did with it.

  10. Anita, I love the antique feel to your card. Great job with the challenge.

  11. Fun image! Great job with the challenge!

  12. Very cool card! Great look!

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