Friday, August 6, 2021

Inspired by Ember, a Pampered Pet

Today I would like to introduce you to Ember.  Ember is my inspiration for today's card.  Unlike Callie, Ember is a real, live dog - not a figment of my imagination.  She is my neighbor and not only she a cutie, but she is very sweet.  She's a little on the shy side, but she finally seems to like me -- a little.  At least she definitely likes to play fetch with me, and I'm always happy to oblige!

Her name is a perfect choice because she is the color of embers.  She also seems to enjoy sitting in the plants and flowers -- or on top of them.  So you can now understand why she was my inspiration for today's card.  Here are a couple of cute photos of the real, live, Ember.

Isn't she cute!  Wonder what she is thinking about?

Enjoying a boat ride!

The card today is a Triangle Fancy Fold -- a style I have never tried before.  The triangular flap on the top left opens "up" and the triangular flap on the lower right opens to the right.  The following picture gives a little better idea of how the card opens.

The trick when making this Triangle Fold card is to make sure that the decoration in the center of the card -- the one with Ember and her plants on it, doesn't get glued to the lower right triangle -- not that that would ever happen to you!  

If you would like to know how to make this card, I have a free Pampered Pets tutorial available which includes cutting instructions for the Triangle Fancy Fold.  The great thing about this fancy fold is that after you cut it, you automatically have two cards cut.  The same is true when you cut the designer paper for the triangular sections, you automatically have pieces for two cards.  I guess we can call it a two-for!  

All of the designer paper patterns for today's card are from Bloom Where You're Planted.  I fussy cut the potted plants from one sheet of the design.  There are dies called Perfect Plants that would die cut many of these images on the paper, but since I don't have the dies, I fussy cut them.  I first adhered a rough-cut to some Basic White Cardstock scraps and then did the fussy cutting.  I wanted to pop up the potted plants on dimensionals, so adhering the DSP to cardstock provides better rigidity.

Ember was stamped with Stazon on Watercolor Paper and then colored with Cajun Craze and Water Painters.  The background to support her and the two potted plants was die cut with two of the dies from Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

The scalloped sentiment mat was cut with the smallest rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Dies.

For the inside of the card, I added a small corner of the same brick pattern design from the card front and fussy cut a different plant from the DSP.  It looks a little bit like the plant sitting behind Ember in her first picture, don't you think?

Do you think Ember will like her card?  I know her mom will!

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Listed below are the products I used for this card.

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