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I always refer to the hottest days of the year as “the dog days of summer.”
A little research, however, reveals that phrase is not about dogs at all. Rather, it actually refers to the star “Sirius”, also known as the dog-star. It’s name is derived from the Greek word “seirios” which means scorching. Sirius is found in the Canis Major (big dog) constellation and is most visible in our hemisphere during the summer months as the brightest star in the heavens. So now you know!
But for the purpose of this post, let’s just pretend it’s all about dogs; as is my card…well, cards as I have two to share with you today.
I know I’ve mentioned that sometimes when Katy dreams she smiles. I’m thinking this is what her dream looks like…she’s a real food hound.
You may remember I made this card previously as a shaker. This time I decided to use the Dog Bone Quicklets and I like this card better. The pup is from Eureka Stamps and the chair is an Eat Cake Graphics image. I found a speech bubble in the Silhouette store as well as the “Dream Big” title which I turned into a print and cut. The patterned paper is retired My Digital Studio. I go into a lot more detail about how I created the card in this post.
Inside, a continuation of the thought…and important words to live by.
This little puppy in a huge dog bowl makes me smile and brings home the point that “attitude is everything”. I created a circle and filled it with digital patterned paper from the Tail Wags Kit by NitWit Collections. That was matted on Basic Black where I also created my greeting using the text to path option. I offset that to create another made from Tangerine Tango. The rectangle was filled with another patterned paper from the same kit and matted on the same two colors.
I ran a piece of the Chalk Board Washi Tape across the bottom. For accent, I added a Dog Bone Quicklet to the center and paws from the Paw Washi Tape. I attached the Paw washi to the same blue as the card base and punched out the paws with a small circle punch. One final touch was to add jewels to the top of the circle and the center of the bone after coloring them black with a Copic marker. I hand-lettered the name on the dog bowl…that was the most difficult part of making this card.
Inside, a another simple but important message. I color matched it to the patterned paper and printed it on Whisper White card stock.