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Hello, today we needed a card for the month of May’s Scrap The Boys Card Makers Challenge and the challenge was a fab mood board, that I have displayed below so you can play along too!

I love the colors and the stripes in this, so that is what I ran with….and I suppose the dog was a good substitute for the horse.  🙂


I used the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs set along with the “Crazy Accessories” set for the hat stamp and balloon dies.  I colored the images with alcohol markers and used the matching dies to cut them out.  I cut balloons from Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Craft Designs in the emerald and sapphire jewel tones.  I stamped JOEY 4 onto the balloons with StazOn Ink and tied them to the bone with black thread.

The background was made by blending Faded Jeans, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks.  I spritzed it with water and dabbed dry to get the speckles.  I cut it out using my all time favorite background die, the Your Next Stamp Funky Line Panel Die and just adhered the whole kit-n-kaboodle to the medium blue card base.  I popped up the pup to give him a little more dimension.

The inside was stamped with the balloon from the previously mentioned set and I hand drew in the string that ties it to the sentiment from a Queen & Co gift box themed shaker card kit.

Please head on over to the Scrap The Boys blog to see all the inspiration and we would love to see your card entered in the challenge too!  Just click here to get there!

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