Good Morning!! Today is my special day to post something on our Meljen's Design Team and Challenge blog, so I've decided to make a card with you! Grab a cup of java and settle in, this is going to be fun!
Everyone has their own way of composing a card. Do you select the paper first, or color the image first? Do you play it by ear or follow a sketch? Do you look up the challenges and make it fit or make what feels right and enter the challenges later?
Personally, I like to do whatever comes to me at the time. Today, I went downstairs to my craft room (one of these days, I'll give you a tour!) and sat at my desk. My desk is an old dining room table that I got in the Ikea scratch and dent section many years ago and I love it! It's huge and has room to keep most of the things that I use often within arms reach. So, I sit at my desk and I look around... then I grab an image. My Meljen's Designs images are all in a folder right next to my desk, so they are always handy and ready for me!
Today I grabbed Meljen's Designs "Bulldog's Bear", "Paw Print Frame" and some doggie sentiments that I had typed up some time ago. Unfortunately, "Paw Print Frame" ended up waiting for another day.
Sometimes I will look for paper and color the image to match, and sometimes I will just color the image and find paper later. That's what I did today, I was coloring a dog, so I figured I was pretty safe with just coloring him in dog colors.
Once he was mostly colored, I pulled out some paper that I wanted to use, so that I could decide what color I wanted his teddy bear to be. I decided to pull the blue out of the paper.
Now, it's time to figure out shapes and placement. I pulled out my Nestie Binder and started flipping through all of my sets, finally deciding on the octagon.
I cut out the bulldog on my Cuttlebug, ran it through again to give it the embossed edge and sponged some ink around him before removing the die. I think I need some ribbon....
Ah, that's better, some pretty blue ribbon. Now that I have everything cut out and ready it's time for assembly!
Gather the adhesives!! I've got some dimensionals, my ATG gun and some scor-tape here, but I also used some glue dots for the bow.
Here are those glue dots, ready to add some blue baubles. I also added some glitter with my Gelly Roll pen on the signature Meljen's doodles.
Everytime I make a card and show my Hubby, he opens it up looking for something on the inside, so I always add a little something. Hmmm...
Sometimes I can't stop adding things...
And that's it! Once I'm done, I bring the card upstairs, set it up on a piece of white posterboard on the dining room table and snap a photo!
I hope you enjoyed joining me on my card making journey today! I had a lot of fun making this card, and taking photos along the way!
Have a wonderful day and I'll be seeing you again soon!