Monday, February 15, 2021

GDP279 Get Well Hot Dog

Happy Monday, peeps!  A little late today....a lazy Monday, I guess!  The Global Design Project challenge this week is Animals, and I needed a get-well card for an elderly gentleman from our church, so I went to work!  Here's the challenge:

And here's my simple card:

I  positioned my stamp in my Stamparatus, stamped the pup on some Early Espresso cardstock once in Memento Black, cleaned the stamp, then stamped again in Versamark.  I then heat-embossed it with some Black embossing powder and fussy-cut it out.  I did cut a wee little piece of Poppy Parade for his collar:

and then stamped the sentiment on another scrap and punched it out with the Balloon Punch. I totally messed up the "highlight" of the balloon with my white gel pen; hopefully my friend won't notice too much!  I sponged it around the edges for some dimension, then added an embroidery floss bow and string:

The plaid paper is from a 6x6" pad called Pleasant from Authentique, and it's mounted on a Very Vanilla card. And since the challenge from Always Fun is "Anything Goes", I'm going to pop it in there as well!  Thanks for popping in today!

This little bluebird was quite friendly this morning and let me take several shots of him through my patio door:

He even stopped for a drink at the bird bath:

It's pretty unusual to have bluebirds all winter long, but we have had several pairs stay here this winter!  I love them!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.  Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking lies.  Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it." Psalm 34:11-14


Shawn Marie O’Connell said...

Adorable cards, LeAnne! I'm sure it will truly brighten the recipients day. We have a few bluebirds here, too! They are gorgeous.

I Card Everyone said...

Hot DOG that's a cute card - and an adorable Bluebird!!! Did you invest in meal worms?

Lisa Elton said...

This little pup is sure to lift your church friend's spirits, he's a cutie! And look at that bluebird, love it!

Linda Callahan said...

Sooo the plaid! Your bird pix are beautiful!

Danni Reid said...

ADORABLE card, positive to cheer him up and love your pics of the bluebird, thanks for sharing those too!

Bonnie said...

This little hot dog is just the ticket to lift someone's spirits, LeAnne! Such wonderful photos of the bluebird! I love how he's "skating" in the frozen birdbath! Such a talented guy!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Super cute card, love your pup's collar and how he's holding the balloon string. Thanks for playing along at Always Fun Challenges this week!