I have used this image from JS Furry Friends before for a man's card, but couldn't resist using it again for my SIL's 70th Birthday, as she used to have a dog a bit like this.
I imported the image into MCS so that I could then match one of the blues in the image to find out the appropriate RGN numbers for me to computer generate it in Publisher - I actually made a note of the two shades used and used both later. (I use Publisher quite a bit for planning a card, as I can snapshot the various backing papers that come on a CD and see which one I prefer as a background paper against the image - which saves printing off loads of papers and then choosing. - For instance I tried backing papers with dog bones, and paw prints, before settling on this one from the CD.)
The image and sentiment (sentiment has a computer generated surround to match the image), and backing paper were then mounted on blue papermania pearlescent textured card and I also cut the skelton flower from the same card. I also wanted to try out my Cheery Lynn French Pastry doily die, to make the card a tad more feminine. The basic card is a pale pearlescent cream cardstock (from C&C bought at Wilkinsons!).
Added a diamante gem to the flower and then over-wrote the sentiment with a bluey/green Sakura gell stardust pen, which was the exact colour of the writing - how lucky was that!
The card was completed using the matching insert from the CD, to which I also added the dog image to the "fly leaf" with a matching computer generated surround (again using Publisher).
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