Happy Sunday, everyone! I saw the cutest video of a dog in a kissing booth on Facebook the other day and I knew I wanted to turn it into a card. This handcrafted Valentine’s Day Card – Kissing Booth is my version of the video.
Since I do not have any stamps or dies of dogs with their tongues hanging out, yet, I went in search of the perfect image in the Cricut Design Space images. I can’t wait to get some cute animal stamps from Simon Says Stamp. A dog with its tongue out and a heart spot over its left eye seemed to be the perfect fit. First, I created a square for the booth. Then, I used a rectangle to create the window in the booth. Next, I sliced the two images together. Finally, I resized a wooden frame, also from Cricut Design Space, and placed it around the window.
Once I had everything the size I wanted it (I used a 5 1/2″ square card blank), I started pulling out scrap papers from my scrap drawer. I wanted to reuse these papers as much as possible to be able to enter the Recycle C.R.A.F.T. challenge.
The wood frame is assembled with dark brown and cream card stock. I used my new Distress Crayons to emphasize the wood grain. The cream card stock has Antique Linen Distress Crayon for the wood grain and Scattered Straw Distress Ink on the edges. At first, I used the Walnut Stain Distress Crayon on the dark brown card stock, but it was too dark. I ended up choosing the Vintage Photo crayon, instead. Then, I inked the edges of the brown wood with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Overall, I am very happy with the wood texture. I smudged the crayons with my finger to soften them. I love these Distress Crayons! Hemp twine around the corners finished off the wooden frame.
The dog was created by using the Vintage Photo crayon for spots and shadows. Once again, I smudged the crayon with my finger. Then, I inked the edges with more Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Next, I glued the nose, tongue and collar onto the dog. I used a black fine tip pen to create interest on the collar. Then, I glued the heart to his left eye. Finally, Glossy Accents gives the dog’s nose, collar and eyes a bit of dimension.
I used a scrap of heart designer paper behind the dog to add a bit more love to the card. Once I figured out which layers to attach to the card base first, I started adhering all of the pieces with a glue stick. I ran out of tape runner, but I have some on order from Scrapbook.com! My husband gifted me with so many wonderful craft items from them for my Valentine. I can’t wait to share them with you all! Finally, I hand wrote “kissing booth 5¢” on the bottom of the booth.
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I am entering this card into the following challenges. Please, take a moment to view these great blogs and shops!
Challenge #124 – Anything Goes from the Creative Fingers Challenge Blog. This is my third and final entry into this challenge. Please, check out the wonderful inspiration given by the Design Team.
Simon Says – Young at Heart from the Simon Says Monday Challenge. I used a puppy and a heart background for this challenge inspiration. I love this challenge and their wonderful shop! Check them out for all of your crafting supply needs.
Challenge #59 – Anything Goes with Option Love Hearts from the Create and Inspire Blog. For this challenge, I have used a heart background and the whole purpose of this card is to show love. Another great blog and sponsor!
Challenge #402 – Recycling from the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog. This challenge inspired me to pull scraps of left over paper from my scrap paper drawer. Thank you for reminding me to use, reuse and recycle!
Simon Says – Cute from the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. So, as I stated above, I got the main inspiration for this card from a cute video I saw. How much cuter can you get than puppy kisses?
Challenge #37 – Anything Goes from the A Bit More Time to Craft Blog. This is a new blog that I have started following. I love this blog title! Make sure that you check out all of the great inspiration and their shop!